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File #: 1064-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/10/2019 In control: Zoning Committee
On agenda: 4/29/2019 Final action: 5/2/2019
Title: To grant a Variance from the provisions of Sections 3309.14, Height districts; 3312.09, Aisle; 3312.13(B), Driveway; 3312.25, Maneuvering; 3312.29, Parking space; 3312.49 Minimum numbers of parking spaces required; 3321.05(B)(2), Vision clearance; 3333.15(C); Basis of computing area; 3333.18, Building lines; 3333.24, Rear yard; and 3333.26, Height district, of the Columbus City Codes; for the property located at 1450 BROADVIEW AVENUE (43212), to permit a multi-unit residential development with reduced development standards in the AR-3, Apartment Residential District (Council Variance #CV19-011).
Attachments: 1. ORD1064-2019_Attachments, 2. ORD1064-2019_Labels

Council Variance Application: CV19-011

APPLICANT: Avenue Partners; c/o Dave Perry, Agent; David Perry Company, Inc.; 411 East Town Street, 1st Floor; Columbus, OH 43215; and Donald Plank, Atty.; Plank Law Firm; 411 East Town Street, 2nd Floor; Columbus, OH 43215.

PROPOSED USE: Multi-unit residential development.


CITY DEPARTMENTS' RECOMMENDATION: Approval. The applicant has received a recommendation of approval from Staff and the Development Commission for a concurrent rezoning request to the AR-3, Apartment Residential District (Ordinance #1063-2019; Z19-012) to allow a multi-unit residential development. The requested Council variance will permit the development of an apartment building containing up to 60 units. The request includes variances to increase building height, and to reduce aisle width and depth, driveway width, maneuvering, parking space size and stacking, required number of parking spaces (from 90 to 85), vision clearance, lot area, building lines, and rear yard. The site is located within the boundaries of the Fifth by Northwest Neighborhood Plan (2009), which recommends “Medium Density Mixed Residential” land uses for this location. Additionally, the Plan includes adoption of the Columbus Citywide Planning Policies (C2P2) design guidelines. C2P2 design guidelines state that building height transitions should be used to create a scale and massing that is appropriate based on the surrounding uses, and that setbacks of higher stories from the front facade should be considered for taller buildings to lessen their visual impact. Staff supports the variances as the proposal does not add incompatible uses to the neighborhood, and includes site design, a stepped-down building height, and structured parking which mitigates its impact on nearby residential properties. The request is consisten...

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