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File #: 1774-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/24/2021 In control: Zoning Committee
On agenda: 7/12/2021 Final action: 7/15/2021
Title: To grant a Variance from the provisions of Sections 3332.037, R-2F residential district; 3312.49, Minimum numbers of parking spaces required; 3321.05(B)(1), Vision clearance; 3332.05(A)(4), Area district lot width requirements; 3332.14, R-2F area district requirements; 3332.18(D), Basis of computing area; 3332.19, Fronting; 3332.21, Building lines; 3332.26(F), Minimum side yard permitted; 3332.27, Rear yard; and 3332.38(G), Private garage, of the Columbus City Codes; for the property located at 1275 MICHIGAN AVE. (43201), to permit a garage as a principal use and reduced development standards for a single- and two-unit dwelling development in the R-2F, Residential District (Council Variance #CV20-133).
Attachments: 1. ORD#1774-2021_Attachments, 2. ORD#1774-2021_Labels

Council Variance Application: CV20-133

APPLICANT: Lykens Companies; 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: Single- and two-unit dwelling development.

CITY DEPARTMENTS' RECOMMENDATION: Approval. The site consists of two parcels, one zoned in the L-P-1, Limited Parking District (Areas A-C) and developed with a parking lot, and one zoned in the R-2F, Residential District (Areas D-E) and developed with a commercial building and a two-unit dwelling. The applicant has received a recommendation of approval from Staff and the Development Commission for a concurrent rezoning request to the R-2F, Residential District (Ordinance #1773-2021, Z20-116) for Areas A-C because they are currently zoned in the L-P-1, Limited Parking District. The requested Council variance will permit three single-unit dwellings, one two-unit dwelling, and one detached garage on five newly-created lots, with the commercial building being converted into one of the single-unit dwellings, and the existing two-unit dwelling being retained. Variances are included to vary lot width, area district requirements, vision clearance, lot coverage, fronting, building lines, private garage height, side yard, rear yard, a parking space reduction of six required spaces, and to allow a garage as a principal use on Area C to provide three parking spaces for three of the dwellings. Approval of this request will permit single- and two-unit residential development that is consistent with the recommendations of the Harrison West Plan (2005), and Columbus Citywide Planning Policies (C2P2) Design Guidelines, which recommends that the design and character of new development be based on the compatibility with structures in the surrounding neighborhood. Planning staff finds the conceptual elevations for the proposed new housing compatib...

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