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File #: 0699-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 3/11/2021 In control: Zoning Committee
On agenda: 3/29/2021 Final action: 4/1/2021
Title: To grant a Variance from the provisions of Sections 3356.03, C-4 permitted uses; 3321.05(B)(1), Vision clearance; and and 3356.05(F), C-4 district development limitations, of the Columbus City Codes; for the property located at 1475 N. HIGH ST. (43201), to permit a mixed-use development with reduced development standards in the C-4, Commercial District (Council Variance #CV20-110).
Attachments: 1. ORD#0699-2021_Attachments, 2. ORD#0699-2021_Labels
Explanation

Council Variance Application: CV20-110

APPLICANT: Avenue Partners Acquisitions, LLC; c/o Dave Perry, Agent; Dave 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: Mixed-use development.

UNIVERSITY AREA COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION: Approval.

UNIVERSITY IMPACT DISTRICT REVIEW BOARD RECOMMENDATION: Approval.

CITY DEPARTMENTS' RECOMMENDATION: Approval. The site consists of four parcels developed with a multi-unit residential development, a commercial building, and an eating and drinking establishment in the C-4, Commercial District. The requested Council variance will permit redevelopment of the site with a 72-foot, 6-story mixed-use building consisting of 1,350 square feet of commercial space, 1,000 square feet of accessory leasing office space, 146 dwelling units above, and a parking garage. A Council Variance is necessary because the leasing office is an accessory residential use, and because the proposed commercial space does not occupy the entire floor length of the North High Street frontage. The request also includes a variance to reduce the required vision clearance triangle at the intersection of West 8th Avenue and North Wall Street. The site is within the Regional Commercial subarea of the University District Zoning Overlay. The University District Plan (2015) recommends this area for “Regional Mixed Use,” which supports mixed use corridors with the most dense development and building height up to 72 feet. The Plan also states that the design of the new construction should be compatible with nearby contributing buildings and the surrounding streetscapes. The proposal is consistent with the Plan’s recommendations, incorporates high quality design elements, and will not add an incompatible use to the area.

Title

To grant a Variance from the provisions of Sections 3356.03, C-4 permitted uses; 332...

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