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File #: 0348-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/6/2017 In control: Zoning Committee
On agenda: 4/3/2017 Final action: 4/5/2017
Title: To grant a Variance from the provisions of Sections 3356.03, C-4, permitted uses; 3370.05 Permitted uses; 3311.28(b), Requirements; 3312.49(C), Minimum number of parking spaces required; 3312.53, Minimum number of loading spaces required; 3321.01, Dumpster area; 3321.05(B)(1), Vision clearance; 3363.19(C), Location requirements; and 3372.607(C), Landscaping and screening, of the Columbus City Codes; for the property located at 691 PARSONS AVENUE (43206), to allow a mixed-commercial development, including a microbrewery with off-site distribution and outdoor event space, with reduced development standards in the C-4, Commercial District and L-C-4, Limited Commercial District (Council Variance # CV16-058).
Attachments: 1. ORD0358-2017_Attachments, 2. ORD0348-2017_Labels

Council Variance Application: CV16-058

APPLICANT: Sidestreet Development LLC; c/o Amanda Dunfield, Architect; 3126 Derby Road; Columbus, OH 43221.

PROPOSED USE: Mixed-commercial development including a microbrewery with off-site distribution and outdoor event space.


CITY DEPARTMENTS' RECOMMENDATION: Disapproval. The site is developed with several vacant buildings zoned C-4, Commercial, and L-C-4, Limited Commercial districts, and is within the Parsons Avenue Urban Commercial Overlay. The applicant plans to renovate the buildings into potential eating and drinking establishments, offices, or residences, depending on market demand and resources. The renovation also includes turning a majority of the existing yard into a courtyard and patio seating/event space area. For flexibility on establishing new uses in the existing buildings, the applicant is proposing that all buildings can be utilized as eating and drinking establishments (13,475± square feet) with 5,385± square feet of outdoor event/dining space. The request will allow full-service eating and drinking establishments with outdoor event/dining space and off-site distribution of microbrewery products, and includes variances for reduced number of required parking spaces from 123 to 0, no loading space, dumpster location, reduced vision clearance, and reduced separation from residential zoning districts for the brewery. The site is within the planning area of the South Side Plan (2014), which recommends “Neighborhood Mixed Use” for this location. Staff supports the proposed mix of uses, but the Department of Public Service, Division of Traffic Management cannot support the requested parking reduction which may cause parking strains on the residential streets in the immediate area. Staff has advised the applicant to revise the requested parking variance to include the amount of planned office and brewery production square footage int...

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