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File #: 2862-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/26/2021 In control: Zoning Committee
On agenda: 11/15/2021 Final action: 11/17/2021
Title: To grant a Variance from the provisions of Sections 3356.03, Permitted uses; and Section 3311.28(b), Requirements, of the Columbus City Codes; for the property located at 1281 OXLEY RD. (43212), to permit a wholesale packaging operation with reduced distance separation from residentially-zoned property in the C-4, Commercial District (Council Variance #CV21-073).
Attachments: 1. ORD#2862-2021_Attachments, 2. ORD#2862-2021_Labels
Explanation

Council Variance Application: CV21-073

APPLICANT: Timothy Washington; 1225 Eastview Avenue; Columbus, OH 43212.

PROPOSED USE: Wholesale packaging.

FIFTH BY NORTHWEST AREA COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION: Approval.

CITY DEPARTMENTS' RECOMMENDATION: Approval. The site consists of one parcel developed with a single-unit dwelling and several attached industrial buildings in the C-4, Commercial District. The requested Council variance will permit a wholesale packaging operation for hemp products within a tenant space of an existing commercial building. The variance is necessary because the wholesale packaging of hemp is listed as a more objectionable manufacturing use that must be located in the M, or M-1, Manufacturing district at least 600 feet from residentially-zoned land. A variance to reduce the distance separation requirement to 20± feet is also included, noting that the proposed use will be located along the site’s West 3rd Avenue frontage approximately 130 feet from the adjacent residential district. The site is located within the boundaries of the 5th by Northwest Area Plan (2009), which recommends “Medium Density Mixed Residential” land uses at this location. Additionally, the Plan includes early adoption of the Columbus Citywide Planning Policies (C2P2) Design Guidelines (2018). While the proposed use is inconsistent with the land use recommendation of the Plan, Planning Division staff recognizes that the existing uses on the site are commercial in nature, and the request is supportive of the existing uses. No site changes are proposed, and the existing building will be reused. Staff supports the distance separation reduction, as the operation is limited to the packaging and wholesale of hemp and does not include more intensive manufacturing, compounding or treatment processes.

Title

To grant a Variance from the provisions of Sections 3356.03, Permitted uses; and Section 3311.28(b), Requirements, of the Columbus City Codes; for the propert...

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