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File #: 2041-2018    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/10/2018 In control: Zoning Committee
On agenda: 7/30/2018 Final action: 8/3/2018
Title: To grant a Variance from the provisions of Section 3359.27, Parking overlay, of the Columbus City Codes; for the property located at 170 MARCONI BOULEVARD (43215), to permit a non-accessory surface parking lot in Parking Zone A within the Downtown District (Council Variance # CV18-043) and to declare an emergency.
Attachments: 1. ORD2041-2018_Attachments, 2. ORD2041-2018_Labels
Explanation

Council Variance Application CV18-043

APPLICANT: 170 Marconi, LLC; c/o James Rost, Agent; 375 North Front Street, Suite 200; Columbus, OH 43215.

PROPOSED USE: A non-accessory surface parking lot.

DOWNTOWN COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION: Approval.

CITY DEPARTMENTS' RECOMMENDATION: Approval. The requested variance will permit a non-accessory surface parking lot on property that was formerly developed with a parking garage structure. A Council variance is necessary because the site is located in Parking Zone A within the Downtown District, which prohibits surface parking lots unless they are accessory to specific principal buildings. The former garage provided necessary non-accessory parking to the surrounding area, and the proposed surface lot will fill a parking void that was caused by the removal of the garage until the owner finalizes long-term development plans for this site. To ensure that the site will be redeveloped, the applicant will return to the Downtown Commission within a five year period with a status update on the disposition of the propoerty. No recommendation is being made on the Hardship aspect of this application. A Certificate of Appropriateness from the Downtown Commission will be required for the parking lot design prior to the issuance of site compliance and building permit approvals.

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To grant a Variance from the provisions of Section 3359.27, Parking overlay, of the Columbus City Codes; for the property located at 170 MARCONI BOULEVARD (43215), to permit a non-accessory surface parking lot in Parking Zone A within the Downtown District (Council Variance # CV18-043) and to declare an emergency.

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WHEREAS, by application # CV18-043, the owner of property at 170 MARCONI BOULEVARD (43215), is requesting a Council variance to permit a non-accessory surface parking lot in Parking Zone A within the Downtown District; and

WHEREAS, Section 3359.27, Parking overlay, does not permit surface parking lots as principal...

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