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File #: 1972-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/9/2019 In control: Zoning Committee
On agenda: 7/29/2019 Final action: 7/31/2019
Title: To grant a Variance from the provisions of Sections 3356.03, C-4 Permitted uses; 3309.14, Height districts; 3312.29, Parking space; 3312.49, Minimum numbers of parking spaces required; and 3356.11, C-4 district setback lines, of the Columbus City Codes; for the property located at 731 W. RICH ST. (43222), to permit the development of a multi-unit residential development and fitness facility with reduced development standards in the C-4, Commercial District (Council Variance #CV19-059).
Attachments: 1. ORD1972-2019.Attachments.pdf, 2. ORD1972-2019.Labels.pdf

Council Variance Application: CV19-059

APPLICANT: Ohio Community Development Finance Fund; c/o Dave Perry, Agent; David Perry Company, Inc.; 411 East Town Street, First Floor; Columbus, OH 43215, and Jeff Mohrman, Atty.; Ohio Community Development; 175 South Third Street, Suite 1200; Columbus, OH 43215.

PROPOSED USE: Multi-unit residential development and fitness facility.


CITY DEPARTMENTS' RECOMMENDATION: Approval. The site consists of four undeveloped parcels zoned in the C-4, Commercial District. The applicant requests a Council variance to permit the construction of a multi-unit residential development with ground floor residential uses and a commercial fitness facility. A Council variance is necessary to permit residential uses on the first floor, where they are currently only allowed within commercial districts when above certain commercial uses. Also included in the request are variances for increased building height, reduced parking space size, a reduction in the required number of parking spaces from 67 spaces to 42, and reduced building setbacks. The site is within the planning area of the West Franklinton Plan (2014), which recommends “Regional Mixed Use” at this location. Additionally, this site is subject to the Columbus Citywide Planning Policies (C2P2) Design Guidelines. Staff supports the proposal as the use and density are consistent with the Plan and the proposed height is compatible with surrounding properties and the general pattern of development in adjacent areas. Although staff generally supports mixed-use proposals when consistent with area plan land use recommendations, it would be staff’s preference that this property be zoned to an apartment residential district that reflects the predominant land use, with a concurrent Council variance for the ancillary commercial use and the necessary standards variances.


To grant a Variance from the provisions of Se...

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