The most prominent matter for Columbus' Planning Advisory Commission to consider next week is rezoning 30 acres for the new National Infantry Museum, the day before the complex hosts its first events.
At 9 a.m. March 18, the commission will discuss rezoning 30 acres at the museum site from single family residential to general commercial, reflecting the activity there that's to include a restaurant, gift shop and concessions for graduation ceremonies.
At 10 a.m. March 19, the museum's parade field will be dedicated as it hosts its first infantry basic training graduation.
"We're dotting the i's and crossing the t's and making sure that it's rezoned commercial from residential, because there is no residential," said attorney and former Columbus Mayor Bob Poydasheff, who's representing the museum at the planning meeting. "And it's also to allow business, the restaurant and things like that to occur."
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The rezoning is a "formality," the lateness of which should not delay any of the events planned for the following day, he said.