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File #: 1694-2020    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 3332.039, R-4 residential district; 3312.13(A), Driveway; 3312.49, Minimum numbers of parking spaces required; 3332.05(A)(4), Area district lot width requirements; 3332.15, R-4 area district requirements; 3332.21, Building lines; 3332.25, Maximum side yards required; 3332.26, Minimum side yard permitted; and 3332.27, Rear yard, of the City of Columbus codes; for the property located at 1525 WESTWOOD AVE. (43212), to permit a two-unit dwelling and a rear single-unit dwelling above a garage (a carriage house) on one lot with reduced development standards, and to conform development standards on an adjacent lot, in the R-4, Residential District (Council Variance #CV20-040).
Attachments: 1. ORD1694-2020_Attachments, 2. ORD1694-2020_Labels
Explanation

Council Variance Application: CV20-040

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

PROPOSED USE: Two single unit dwellings and one two-unit dwelling.

FIFTH BY NORTHWEST AREA COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION: Approval.

CITY DEPARTMENTS' RECOMMENDATION: Approval. The site consists of two parcels zoned in the R-4, Residential District, developed with a single-unit dwelling (Lot A) and a detached garage (Lot B). The requested Council variance will conform development standards for the existing single-unit dwelling on Lot A, and will permit the construction of a two-unit dwelling and rear single-unit dwelling (carriage house) on Lot B, with the existing garage to be demolished. A Council variance is necessary because the R-4, Residential District permits a maximum of four dwelling units in one building, but does not permit a two-unit dwelling and single-unit dwelling on one lot. The applicant also requests variances to driveway width, minimum number of parking spaces required, lot width, area district requirements, building lines, maximum and minimum side yards, and rear yard. The site is within the boundaries of the Fifth by Northwest Neighborhood Plan (2009), which recommends single- and two-unit dwelling land uses at this location. Additionally, the Plan includes early adoption of the Columbus Citywide Planning Policies (C2P2) Design Guidelines (2018). Staff finds the proposal to be consistent with the Plan’s land use recommendation and the recent development pattern in urban residential neighborhoods, and will not add incompatible uses to the area as there are other carriage houses within this community.

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To grant a Variance from the provisions of Sections 3332.039, R-4 residential district; 3312.13(A), Driveway; 3312.49, Minimum numbers of parking spaces required; 3332.05(A)(4), Area district lot width requirements; 3332.15, R-4 area district requirements; 3332.21...

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