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File #: 2885-2021    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/28/2021 In control: Zoning Committee
On agenda: 11/15/2021 Final action: 11/17/2021
Title: To grant a Variance from the provisions of Sections 3333.03, AR-3 apartment residential district use; 3312.25, Maneuvering; 3312.27(2), Parking setback line; 3312.29, Parking space; 3312.49, Minimum numbers of parking spaces required; 3321.05(A), Vision clearance; and 3333.255, Perimeter yard, of the Columbus City codes; for the property located at 3710 EAKIN RD. (43228), to permit parking lots as a principal use and reduced development standards for a multi-unit residential development in the AR-3, Apartment Residential District (Council Variance # CV21-070) and to declare an emergency.
Attachments: 1. ORD#2885-2021_Attachments, 2. ORD#2885-2021_Labels

Council Variance Application: CV21-070

APPLICANT: American Community Developers, Inc.; c/o Adam F. Saad, Atty.; 500 South Front Street, Suite 250; Columbus, OH 43215.

PROPOSED USE: Parking lot and reduced development standards for existing multi-unit residential development.


CITY DEPARTMENTS' RECOMMENDATION: Approval. The site consists of three parcels developed with a multi-unit residential development zoned in the AR-3, Apartment Residential District. The requested Council variance will accommodate a lot split to create four new parcels for the existing apartment complex for refinancing purposes, necessitating a variance to allow a parking lot as a principal use on two of the proposed lots, with technical variances for interior perimeter yard, vision clearance, and parking-related standards. The proposed lot configuration will result in the existing apartment buildings on Parcels 2 and 4, with parking lots and undeveloped land on Parcels 1 and 3 for potential future development. The site is located within the planning area of the Hilltop Land Use Plan (2019), which recommends high density residential land uses for this location. Additionally, the Plan includes adoption of the Columbus Citywide Planning Policies (C2P2) Design Guidelines (2018). Staff supports the requested variances, as C2P2 Design Guidelines prioritizes development that utilizes existing infrastructure within urban and established suburban neighborhoods. Staff also recognizes the potential for new development within the site, and the need to facilitate refinancing for needed repairs that ensure the site's ongoing viability as an affordable housing development. The technical variances required for splitting the property into four separate lots are routine, with similar requests being approved by City Council and the Board of Zoning Adjustment.


To grant a Variance from the provisions of Sections 3333.03, AR-3 apa...

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