Two proposals that would require improvements in parking, landscaping and building features were rejected by the Planning Advisory Commission.
In the Veterans Parkway Overlay District, the proposed ordinance called for additional requirements from Moon and Williams roads to the Harris County Line.
The second proposal in south Columbus would make more requirements for development from Fourth Street east to Interstate 185 along the Chattahoochee River. It also would include South Lumpkin Road and Fort Benning Road, the section south of Victory Drive.
About 50 people filled the Columbus Council Chambers with many opposing both proposals.
The Veterans Parkway plan failed by a 5-4 margin while the Victory Drive proposal was rejected by a 4-2 vote. Both proposals still will be presented to Columbus Council where the 10-member board will have the final word on both ordinances.