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File #: 0193-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/13/2020 In control: Zoning Committee
On agenda: 2/3/2020 Final action: 2/5/2020
Title: To grant a Variance from the provisions of Section 3356.03, C-4 permitted uses, of the Columbus City Codes; for the property located at 4836 CLEVELAND AVE. (43231), to permit multi-unit residential development in the C-4, Commercial District (Council Variance #CV19-117).
Attachments: 1. ORD0193-2020_Attachments, 2. ORD0193-2020_Labels

Council Variance Application: CV19-117

APPLICANT: National Church Residences; c/o Matthew Bierlein, Atty.; 2335 North Bank Drive; Columbus, OH 43220.

PROPOSED USE: Multi-unit residential development.

CITY DEPARTMENTS' RECOMMENDATION: Approval. The site consists of one undeveloped parcel in the C-4, Commercial District. The applicant is requesting a Council variance to permit the development of a predominantly multi-unit residential development with on-site service uses included within the building. The site is within the boundaries of the Northland I Area Plan (2014), which recommends neighborhood commercial land uses at this location. This proposed development will be subject to a competitive funding process by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development which requires certain land attributes including compliant zoning. Staff supports the Council variance process to assist in this state funding application process; however, this ordinance includes a condition that a Certificate of Zoning Clearance will not be issued until a follow-up rezoning to an appropriate zoning district has been completed. The Planning Division supports the limited Council variance request despite the Northland I Area Plan recommendation because the site is largely flanked by residential uses, and the Columbus Citywide Planning Policies’ Guiding Principles (2018) encourage highest density residential development along primary corridors with access to transit, which applies to the site’s location along Cleveland Avenue as it is served by the CMAX Bus Rapid transit line. The Planning Division has requested the applicant preserve as many mature trees on the site as possible and provide a site plan and elevations to review against plan design guidelines and when the follow-up rezoning application is filed.


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