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File #: 1518-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Tabled Indefinitely
File created: 6/4/2021 In control: Zoning Committee
On agenda: 7/26/2021 Final action:
Title: To rezone 999 BONHAM AVE. (43211), being 10.86± acres located on the south side of Bonham Avenue at the terminus of St. Clair Avenue, From: M, Manufacturing District, To: L-AR-1, Limited Apartment Residential District (Rezoning #Z20-100).
Attachments: 1. ORD1518-2021_Attachments, 2. ORD1518-2021_Labels

Rezoning Application: Z20-100

APPLICANT: Ascent Development Group, LLC; c/o Rebecca Mott, Atty.; Plank Law Firm; 411 East Town Street, 2nd Floor; Columbus, OH 43215.

PROPOSED USE: Multi-unit residential development.



CITY DEPARTMENTS' RECOMMENDATION: Approval. The 10.86± acre site consists of 20 parcels developed with various storage buildings and a storage yard in the M, Manufacturing District. The requested L-AR-1, Apartment Residential District will permit redevelopment of the site with a 204-unit apartment complex. The site is within the planning area of the South Linden Land Use Plan (2018), which recommends industrial and warehouse development for this location, and includes adoption of the Columbus Citywide Planning Policies (C2P2) Design Guidelines (2018). Despite this recommendation, Planning Division staff recognizes the site’s location adjacent to residential and institutional uses, as well as to a transit hub at the intersection of Cleveland Avenue and East 11th Avenue as mitigating factors. A multi-unit residential proposal that includes an accessory commercial component with a high level of design and landscaping consistent with C2P2 Design Guidelines warrants deviation from the Plan recommendation and can be supported. The limitation text includes maximum number of units, and development standards that address setbacks, access, landscaping and screening, and commitments to a site plan, landscape buffer plan, and building renderings. A concurrent Council variance (Ordinance #1519-2021; CV21-013) has been submitted to permit up to 4,000 square feet of commercial space for a mixed-use development, and includes variances to eliminate parking for the proposed commercial space, and to reduce the south perimeter yard. The request includes an accessory commercial component, a high level of design, and exten...

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