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File #: 1687-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/8/2020 In control: Zoning Committee
On agenda: 7/27/2020 Final action: 7/30/2020
Title: To grant a Variance from the provisions of Sections 3356.03, C-4 Permitted uses; 3309.14, Height districts; 3312.21, Landscaping and screening; 3312.49, Minimum numbers of parking spaces required; 3321.05(A)(B), Vision clearance; 3356.05, C-4 district development limitations; and 3372.607, Landscaping and screening, of the Columbus City Codes; for the property located at 1325 W. BROAD ST. (43222), to permit a mixed-use development with reduced development standards in the C-4, Commercial District (Council Variance #CV20-027).
Attachments: 1. ORD#1687-2020.Attachments, 2. ORD#1687-2020.Labels

Council Variance Application: CV20-027

APPLICANT: 1325 W. Broad Street Development, c/o Jeffrey L. Brown, Atty; 37 West Broad Street, Suite 460; Columbus, OH 43215.

PROPOSED USE: Mixed-use development.


CITY DEPARTMENTS' RECOMMENDATION: Approval. The 0.92± acre site consists of five parcels, four undeveloped and one developed with an auto repair building, all zoned in the C-4, Commercial District and located within the West Broad Street / Franklinton Urban Commercial Overlay. The applicant requests a Council variance to permit the construction of a mixed use development including 50 residential units (54.4 du/acre), with ground floor commercial space and a parking garage. A Council Variance is necessary because residential uses are only allowed within commercial districts when located above certain commercial uses, and the applicant proposes 3 dwelling units on the ground floor of the proposed mixed-use building. Also included in the request are variances for increased building height, reduced vision clearance triangles, landscaping and screening requirements, and a reduction in the required number of parking spaces from 104 spaces to 54 spaces. The site is within the planning area of the West Franklinton Plan (2014), which recommends “Neighborhood Mixed Use” (16-45 du/acre) land uses at this location, and is subject to the Columbus Citywide Planning Policies (C2P2) Design Guidelines. While the proposed density exceeds the recommendations of the Plan, staff fully supports the proposed use and recognizes the project’s intensification of the block and presence along a transit corridor as mitigating factors for supporting the density. The Planning Division has requested the incorporation of public art on the West Broad Street elevation, consistent with C2P2 Design Guidelines which consider maintenance and durability.


To grant a Variance from the provisions of Sections 3356.03, C-4 ...

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