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File #: 1979-2019    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 Section 3361.03(D), Development plan, for the property located at 40 HUTCHINSON AVE. (43235), to permit a roof sign subject to Graphics Commission approval in the CPD, Commercial Planned Development District (Council Variance #CV19-062).
Attachments: 1. ORD1979-2019_Attachments, 2. ORD1979-2019_Labels
Explanation

Council Variance Application: CV19-062

APPLICANT: Lincoln Pointe LLC; c/o Jill Tangeman, Atty.; 52 East Gay Street; Columbus, OH 43215.

PROPOSED USE: Roof-mounted graphic for existing development.

CITY DEPARTMENTS' RECOMMENDATION: Approval. The site is developed with a mixed-use development in the CPD, Commercial Planned Development District (Ordinance #1459-91; Z91-014). The requested Council variance will allow the applicant to complete Graphics Commission Application #GC19-012 in order to comply with a zoning code violation for a roof-mounted sign that was installed on the building. The variance is necessary because the CPD text specifically prohibits roof-mounted graphics, and the Graphics Commission does not have the authority to waive a requirement of the CPD text. Planning Division staff is not supportive of the request as the Far North Area Plan (2014) discourages roof signs and excessively large signs that interfere with visual character in mixed use developments. Zoning staff considers signage restrictions of this nature to be inappropriate within zoning texts, and considers the Graphics Commission, where GC19-012 will be under consideration, to be the appropriate venue for deliberation of signage issues.

Title

To grant a Variance from the provisions of Section 3361.03(D), Development plan, for the property located at 40 HUTCHINSON AVE. (43235), to permit a roof sign subject to Graphics Commission approval in the CPD, Commercial Planned Development District (Council Variance #CV19-062).

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WHEREAS, by application #CV19-062, the owner of property at 40 HUTCHINSON AVE. (43235), is requesting a Council variance to permit a roof sign subject to Graphics Commission approval in the CPD, Commercial Planned Development District; and

WHEREAS, Section 3361.03(D), Development plan, reports the overall concept of a proposed development, which for this property specifically prohibited roof-mounted graphics per Ordinance #1459-91, while th...

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