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File #: 2542-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/4/2020 In control: Zoning Committee
On agenda: 11/23/2020 Final action: 11/25/2020
Title: To grant a Variance from the provisions of Sections 3332.38(H), Private garage; and 3332.38(G), Private garage, of the Columbus City Codes; for the property located at 183 ALEXANDER ALLEY (43206), to permit habitable space above a detached garage with reduced development standards in the R-2F, Residential District (Council Variance #CV20-077).
Attachments: 1. ORD2542-2020.Attachments, 2. ORD2542-2020.Labels
Explanation

Council Variance Application: CV20-077

APPLICANT: Brenda Parker; 405 North Front Street; Columbus, OH 43215.

PROPOSED USE: Habitable space above a detached garage.

GERMAN VILLAGE COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION: Approval.

CITY DEPARTMENTS' RECOMMENDATION: Approval. The site consists of a single-unit dwelling zoned in the R-2F, Residential District. The applicant requests a Council variance to permit the construction of habitable space above a detached garage. A Council variance is necessary because the zoning code only permits habitable space above a garage when connected directly to habitable space in a dwelling. The request also includes a variance to garage height. Staff supports the proposed variances as the request is consistent with similar proposals that have been approved in the area.

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To grant a Variance from the provisions of Sections 3332.38(H), Private garage; and 3332.38(G), Private garage, of the Columbus City Codes; for the property located at 183 ALEXANDER ALLEY (43206), to permit habitable space above a detached garage with reduced development standards in the R-2F, Residential District (Council Variance #CV20-077).

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WHEREAS, by application #CV20-077, the owner of the property at 183 ALEXANDER ALLEY (43206), is requesting a Variance to permit habitable space above a detached garage with reduced development standards in the R-2F, Residential District; and

WHEREAS, Section 3332.38(H), Private garage, requires habitable space in a garage to connect directly with habitable space in a dwelling, while the applicant proposes habitable space above a detached garage that is not connected to habitable space within the single-unit dwelling; and

WHEREAS, Section 3332.38(G), Private garage, limits garage height to 15 feet, while the applicant proposes a garage height of 20.6 feet; and

WHEREAS, the German Village Commission recommends approval; and

WHEREAS, City Departments recommend approval of the requested Council variance...

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