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File #: 2310-2020    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/6/2020 In control: Zoning Committee
On agenda: 11/9/2020 Final action: 11/12/2020
Title: To grant a Variance from the provisions of Sections 3355.03, C-3 Permitted uses; and 3361.02, CPD Permitted uses, of the Columbus City Codes; for the property located at 777 N. FOURTH ST. (43215), to permit ground floor residential uses in a mixed-use development in the CPD, Commercial Planned Development District (Council Variance #CV20-073CV20-077).
Attachments: 1. ORD2310-2020_Attachments, 2. ORD2310-2020_Labels

Council Variance Application: CV20-073

APPLICANT: Lykens Companies; c/o Dave Perry, Agent; David Perry Company, Inc.; 411 East Town Street, 1st Floor; Columbus, OH 43215, and Donald Plank, Atty.; Plank Law Firm; 411 East Town Street, 2nd Floor; Columbus, OH 43215.

PROPOSED USE: Ground floor residential use as part of a mixed-use development.


CITY DEPARTMENTS' RECOMMENDATION: Approval. The site is developed with two former warehouse buildings zoned CPD, Commercial Planned Development District, which are to be converted into a mixed-use development as permitted by rezoning Ordinance ORD #0610-2018 (Z17-005). The existing zoning permits all C-3 and some C-4, Commercial District uses; and allows the southern building (Building A) to be redeveloped with 14,200 square feet of office space and 10 second-story apartment units. The requested Council variance will permit Building A to be converted to a maximum of 24 apartment units thus eliminating ground floor commercial uses. No changes are proposed for Building B which is being converted to an eating and drinking establishment. The site is located within the boundaries of the Italian Village East Redevelopment Plan (2000), which recommends commercial land uses for this location. The Plan also recommends that the North Fourth and East Fifth corridors have a mix of commercial, residential, and office land uses. The request remains consistent with these Plan recommendations and is compatible with the recent infill development pattern along the North Fourth Street corridor. The site is also located within the Short North Special Parking Area (SNSPA), and the parking variance permitted in Z17-005 remains intact because that application was filed prior to the SNSPA code change becoming effective. The change from first-floor commercial use to apartment units does not represent an ...

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