The Columbus Planning Commission Monday approved a request for a bed-and-breakfast at 514 Fifth Ave. S.
Ryan and Katherine Munson recently purchased a 3,600-square-foot home and plan to rent up to three bedrooms.
“We hope to be an asset to the community,” Katherine Munson said, noting the bed-and-breakfast will have “ample parking.”
In other matters, the commission:
n Approved a request from Bobby and Tina Watkins to rezone four lots — lots 8, 9, 10 and 11 — at Magnolia Park subdivision from an A-1 general agricultural district to an R-5 mobile homes and mobile homes park district.
Representing Bobby and Tina Watkins, Stewart Stafford explained Landmark Holdings LLC, of which he is a member, is interested in purchasing the property and placing four to five mobile homes on the rezoned northern portion of the property, which features a gravel road and is located in a flood plain.
The mobile homes will be located bordering Oak Road, which is located off Community Road, next to Christy”s hamburger restaurant.
“It”s not feasible for single-family development,” Stafford said of the property, on which a rental house — which will be transferred to the new buyer — is located.
“I think what we would put in would better the area,” he added, noting the area previously was a “dump site,” but it has been cleaned and filled. “We”ve already bettered the neighborhood.”
n Approved a permitted-use request from Gateway Management, on behalf of Shirley Terry, to allow a temporary food concession stand in the parking lot at 201 Alabama St.
The request was granted for up to 12 months, to allow a permanent location to be constructed for Terry, within the Gateway Shopping Center.
n Approved a request from Columbus Marble Works/JEG Corp. to allow an ice machine vendor at 2415 Highway 45 N., in the parking lot of Columbus Marble Works.