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File #: 2751-2019    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/16/2019 In control: Zoning Committee
On agenda: 12/16/2019 Final action: 12/18/2019
Title: To grant a Variance from the provisions of Sections 3349.03, Permitted uses; 3312.49(C), Minimum numbers of parking spaces required; 3349.04(a)(b)(c), Height, area and yard regulations; 3371.01(F)(1-3), P-1 private parking district; and 3371.02(C)(2), Building lines in residential and apartment residential districts, of the Columbus City Codes; for the property located at 1551 BRYDEN RD. (43205), to permit a 165-unit apartment building and up to 25,000 square feet of specified non-residential uses with reduced development standards in the I, Institutional District and P-1, Private Parking District, and to repeal Ordinance #2901-90, passed December 10, 1990 (Council Variance #CV19-074).
Attachments: 1. ORD2751-2019_Attachments_Amended.pdf, 2. ORD2751-2019_Attachments, 3. ORD2751-2019_Labels
Explanation

Council Variance Application: CV19-074

APPLICANT: Bryden Management, LLC; c/o Laura MacGregor Comek, Atty.; 501 South High Street; Columbus, OH 43215.

PROPOSED USE: Mixed-use development.

NEAR EAST AREA COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION: Approval.

HISTORIC RESOURCES COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION: Approval (incomplete).

CITY DEPARTMENTS' RECOMMENDATION: Approval. The site is developed with a former hospital and consists of one parcel in the I, Institutional District, and nine parcels on the P-1, Private Parking District. The site is subject to Ordinance #2901-90 (CV90-1063), passed December 10, 1990, which permits a mixed-use development consisting of housing for the elderly and limited non-residential uses with reduced development standards. The requested Council variance is necessary because the elderly housing component of this development has been eliminated, and the building now functions as a 165-unit apartment building with 25,000 square feet of limited commercial uses. This request updates the permitted uses, and parking reduction required for the mix of uses at this location, and maintains the reduced development standards previously granted. 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. The request is supportable because it preserves existing housing stock and mixed-use development of a historic former hospital building. The applicant will maintain existing fencing between parking areas and residentially zoned properties. Additionally, the reduction in parking from 348 required spaces to 137 provided spaces is supportable based on the review of the parking study conducted by the Applicant. There is a reasonable...

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