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File #: 0202-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/8/2019 In control: Zoning Committee
On agenda: 1/28/2019 Final action: 1/31/2019
Title: To grant a Variance from the provisions of Sections 3332.38(H) and 3332.38(G), Private garage, of the Columbus City Codes; for the property located at 1272 COLE STREET (43205), to permit habitable space on the second floor of a detached garage with increased height in the R-3, Residential District (Council Variance # CV18-100).
Attachments: 1. ORD0202-2019_Attachments, 2. ORD0202-2019_Labels

Council Variance Application: CV18-100

APPLICANT: Eboni Eiland; 4089 Jonquil Street; Columbus, OH 43224.

PROPOSED USE: Habitable space above a garage.


CITY DEPARTMENTS' RECOMMENDATION: Approval. The site consists of a single-unit dwelling under construction zoned in the R-3, Residential District. Board of Zoning Adjustment Application #BZA18-015 was approved for this site to allow the single-unit dwelling and detached three car garage with reduced side yards. The applicant requests a Council variance to allow habitable space above the detached garage. A Council variance is necessary because the current zoning code permits habitable space above a garage only when such space is attached directly to habitable space in a dwelling unit. This garage is attached to its dwelling by a covered breezeway and not connected directly with habitable space in the dwelling. The request also includes a variance to increase the allowable height of the garage to accommodate the habitable space, and is conditioned on the habitable space not being a separate dwelling unit. The site is within the boundaries of the Near East Area Plan (2005), which recommends that new housing be compatible in terms of housing types and density. The additional habitable space at this location is appropriate based on the density and size of nearby homes, however, Planning Division staff did not support previous BZA18-015 as the architecture was inconsistent with Plan's recommendations. Planning staff recommends revisions to the building design and site plan in line with the comments previously relayed for the BZA application, but since BZA18-015 was approved by the Board of Zoning Adjustment and the dwelling is almost completed, Zoning staff recognizes that site redesign is not possible.


To grant a Variance from the provisions of Sections 3332.38(H) and 3332.38(G), Private garage, of the Columbus City Codes; for the propert...

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