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File #: 2457-2019    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/17/2019 In control: Zoning Committee
On agenda: 10/7/2019 Final action: 10/10/2019
Title: To rezone 5438 N. HAMILTON RD. (43230), being 0.99± acres located on the east side of North Hamilton Road, 900± feet north of Thompson Road, From: CPD, Commercial Planned Development District, To: CPD, Commercial Planned Development District and to declare an emergency. (Rezoning #Z19-063)
Attachments: 1. ORD2457-2019_Attachments, 2. ORD2457-20193_Labels
Explanation

Rezoning Application: Z19-063

APPLICANT: Brandon Garnett; Nelson Architecture; 30 West Monroe Avenue, Suite 200; Chicago, IL 60603.

PROPOSED USE: Retail bank or commercial development.

DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION: Approval (4-0) on September 12, 2019.

CITY DEPARTMENTS' RECOMMENDATION: Approval. The site has remained undeveloped since it was zoned to the CPD, Commercial Planned Development District for commercial development in 2015 (Z15-017). The requested CPD, Commercial Planned Development District will permit a two-story retail bank. The current CPD district allows the proposed use, but included elevation renderings for one-story buildings as part of the CPD plan. The CPD text proposes C-4, Commercial District uses, commits to a site plan, and includes development standards addressing setbacks, site access, landscaping, screening, and building materials. Variances for parking lot aisle, driveway, maneuvering, and to eliminate the loading space are included in the request. The site is within the “Preserve District” of the Northland Plan Volume II (2002), which recommends that infill development should be compatible with surrounding land uses. The Plan also states that a goal is to improve the quality of development in the Northland Area. Additionally, Columbus Citywide Planning Policies (C2P2) Guiding Principles, which have not yet been adopted in this area, note that building placement and design should contribute to a pedestrian-friendly streetscape. As such, the Planning Division had suggested that the site plan be revised to reduce the space between the primary building and the right of way, which may potentially include the use of one way southbound circulation with parking being placed in the rear or to the side of the building. The applicant has not revised the parking lot circulation, but has included additional pedestrian amenities on their site plan along North Hamilton Road that are consistent with the goals of C2P2 and...

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