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File #: 0676-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 3/7/2017 In control: Zoning Committee
On agenda: 4/3/2017 Final action: 4/5/2017
Title: To grant a Variance from the provisions of Sections 3332.037, R-2F, Residential District; 3321.05(B)(1), Vision clearance; 3332.14, R-2F area district requirements; 3332.18(B), Basis of computing area; 3332.19, Fronting; 3332.21(D), Building lines; 3332.25(B), Maximum side yards required; 3332.26(F), Minimum side yard permitted; and 3332.27, Rear yard, of the Columbus City Codes; for the property located at 601 SOUTH NINTH STREET (43206), to permit two five-unit apartment buildings on the same lot with reduced development standards in the R-2F, Residential District (Council Variance # CV16-050).
Attachments: 1. ORD0676-2017 Attachments, 2. ORD0676-2017 Labels

Council Variance Application: CV16-050

APPLICANT: DEV Real Estate-Design-Consulting; c/o Jonathan Barnes, Agent; Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design; 243 North Fifth Street, Suite 200; Columbus, OH 43215; and David Hodge, Atty.; Underhill and Hodge, LLC; 8000 Walton Parkway, Suite 260; New Albany, OH 43054.

PROPOSED USE: Multi-unit residential development.


CITY DEPARTMENTS' RECOMMENDATION: Approval. The site consists of a 0.52± acre parcel developed with one single-unit dwelling zoned in the R-2F, Residential District. The applicant proposes to demolish the existing dwelling, and construct two five-unit apartment buildings on the same lot, resulting in a 19.23 dwelling-unit per acre density. A Council variance is necessary because the existing zoning district only permits one single-unit or two-unit dwelling per lot, and for a parcel of this size, three two-unit dwellings could be constructed on the property if the lot was split. Variances for vision clearance, area district requirements, lot coverage, fronting, building lines, maximum side yards required, minimum side yard permitted, and rear yard are included in this request. The site is within the planning area of the South Side Plan (2014), which recommends medium-high density (10-16 du/acre) land uses at this location. Somewhat higher densities are supportable provided a high quality design that can mitigate potential adverse impacts on existing development in the area. City Staff believes the proposed setbacks, building width and varied roof heights will provide compatibility with surrounding residential uses. Additionally, the proposal will not add incompatible or intrusive uses to the area, and is reflective of recent urban residential infill projects.


To grant a Variance from the provisions of Sections 3332.037, R-2F, Re...

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