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File #: 1780-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/21/2019 In control: Zoning Committee
On agenda: 7/22/2019 Final action: 7/25/2019
Title: To grant a Variance from the provisions of Sections 3332.035, R-3, residential district; 3312.21 (D)(1), Landscaping and screening; 3312.25, Maneuvering; 3312.49(C), Minimum numbers of parking spaces required; 3332.05, Area district lot width requirements; 3332.13, R-3, area district requirements; 3332.18(D), Basis of computing area; 3332.21(D), Building lines; 3332.25, Maximum side yards required; 3332.26(F), Minimum side yard permitted; and 3332.27, Rear yard, of the Columbus City Codes; for the property located at 329 LOEFFLER AVE. (43205), to permit mixed residential development with reduced development standards in the R-3, Residential District (Council Variance #CV19-037).
Attachments: 1. ORD1780-2019_Attachments, 2. ORD1780-2019_Labels
Explanation

Council Variance Application: CV19-037

APPLICANT: Sheu Property Holdings; 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: Mixed residential development.

NEAR EAST AREA COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION: Approval.

CITY DEPARTMENTS' RECOMMENDATION: Approval. The site consists of two parcels that are developed with single-unit dwellings in the R-3, Residential District. The requested Council variance will permit the construction of a six-unit apartment building (Subarea A) and three attached single-unit dwellings (Subareas B, C and D). A Council variance is required because the proposed six unit apartment building is not a permitted use of the R-3 district. Variances for parking lot screening, maneuvering, minimum number of parking spaces required, lot width, area district requirements, lot coverage, building lines, side yards, and rear yard are included in this request. The site is within the planning boundaries of the Near East Area Plan (2005), which does not contain specific land use recommendations for this location, but it does state that, in general, housing types and density should be consistent with the housing types and densities found in the surrounding area. Furthermore, the Plan recommends that existing housing stock be preserved, avoiding demolitions. While the existing structures will be removed, Staff believes they are not sufficiently structurally sound to warrant preservation in this case. Additionally, although rear yards are preferred for residential sites, staff recognizes that there is a common open space area for the building and that maneuverability limitations restrict options to the rear.

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To grant a Variance from the provisions of Sections 3332.035, R-3, residential dist...

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