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File #: 0275-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/16/2019 In control: Zoning Committee
On agenda: 2/4/2019 Final action: 2/6/2019
Title: To grant a Variance from the provisions of Sections 3363.01, M-manufacturing districts; 3309.14, Height districts; 3312.21(D), Landscaping and screening; and 3312.49, Minimum numbers of parking spaces required, of the Columbus City Codes; for the property located at 27 WEST JENKINS AVENUE (43207), to permit multi-unit residential development with reduced development standards in the M, Manufacturing District (Council Variance #CV18-097).
Attachments: 1. ORD0257-2019.Attachments, 2. ORD0257-2019.Labels
Explanation

Council Variance Application: CV18-097

APPLICANT: Woda Cooper Companies, Inc., c/o Dave Perry, Agent; David Perry Company, Inc.; 411 East Town Street, First Floor; Columbus, OH 43215, and Donald Plank, Atty.; Plank Law Firm; 411 East Town Street, Second Floor; Columbus, OH 43215.

PROPOSED USE: Multi-unit residential development.

COLUMBUS SOUTHSIDE AREA COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION: Approval.

CITY DEPARTMENTS' RECOMMENDATION: Approval. The site is developed with a commercial building and is comprised of three parcels zoned in the M, Manufacturing District. The requested variance would permit redevelopment of the site with a 60-unit apartment building. A Council variance is necessary because the M district does not permit multi-unit residential development. The applicant also requests variances to building height, landscaping and screening, and minimum number of required parking spaces. The South Side Plan (2014) recommends “Mixed Use” land uses for this location with residential densities of between 16-28 units per acre. The proposed development is 23.7 units per acre and is therefore consistent with the Plan’s land use recommendation. Additionally, the Plan includes adoption of the Columbus Citywide Planning Policies (2018) Design Guidelines. The Planning Division concludes that the development will be consistent with the design guidelines in Columbus Citywide Planning Policies. Staff believes that multi-unit residential development of this density should be rezoned to an appropriate apartment residential zoning district and afforded the full review process applicable to rezoning applications, including a public hearing and review by the Development Commission. For that reason, this ordinance is conditioned on a follow-up rezoning to an appropriate zoning designation within one year of its effective date.

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