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File #: 1937-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/10/2017 In control: Zoning Committee
On agenda: 7/31/2017 Final action: 8/3/2017
Title: To grant a Variance from the provisions of Sections 3333.02, AR-12, ARLD and AR-1 apartment residential district use; 3309.148, Area districts; 3312.25, Maneuvering; 3312.49, Minimum numbers of parking spaces required; 3321.05(B), Vision clearance; 3333.15, Basis of computing area; 3333.18, Building lines; 3333.22, Maximum side yard required; 3333.23(a), Minimum side yard permitted; 3333.24, Rear yard; and 3333.255, Perimeter yard, of the Columbus City Codes; for the property located at 63-71 SOUTH EIGHTEENTH STREET (43205), to permit mixed-use development with reduced development standards in the ARLD, Apartment Residential District (Council Variance # CV17-024).
Attachments: 1. ORD1937-2017Attachments, 2. ORD1937-2017Labels

Council Variance Application: CV17-024

APPLICANT: Stanton Coville and Alexa Sibberson; c/o Amanda Dunfield; 3126 Derby Road; Columbus, OH 43221.

PROPOSED USE: Mixed-use development.


CITY DEPARTMENTS' RECOMMENDATION: Approval. The site is developed with a vacant building (Parcel 010-048064; 63-71 South Eighteenth Street) and a two-unit dwelling (Parcel 010-048063; 73-75 South Eighteenth Street) in the ARLD, Apartment Residential District, and is subject to Ordinance # 1245-2013 (Council Variance # CV13-014) which permitted limited commercial uses on these properties. The requested Council variance will carry over applicable variances from Ordinance # 1245-2013 for the existing development and allow different commercial uses and/or one apartment unit on the first floor with two second-story apartment units on Parcel 010-048064, and permit the addition of accessory outdoor seating that spans the two properties. The request will also conform the existing two-unit dwelling on Parcel 010-048063. The permitted uses proposed on the first floor of the vacant building include: eating and drinking establishment, office, retail business, fitness studio, and one additional apartment unit if all of the first floor space is not used for commercial uses. Variances for existing non-conforming conditions addressing density, maneuvering, minimum numbers of parking spaces, vision clearance, lot coverage, building lines, and side, rear, and perimeter yards are included in the request. The site is located within the planning area of the Near East Area Plan (2005). One overall goal of the Plan is to "preserve existing housing stock and achieve a reduced rate of housing demolition." The Plan also encourages "the preservation and renovation of historic structures rather than demolition," and "a mix of land uses that contributes to a walkable and diverse neighborhood." The mixed-use development provides non-resident...

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