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File #: 0289-2022    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/19/2022 In control: Zoning Committee
On agenda: 7/11/2022 Final action: 7/14/2022
Title: To rezone 142 W. WHITTIER ST. (43206), being 16.54± acres located on the north side of West Whittier Street, 350± feet west of South Front Street From: M, Manufacturing District, To: CPD, Commercial Planned Development District (Rezoning #Z19-082).
Attachments: 1. ORD0289-2022_Attachments_Amended3, 2. ORD0289-2022_Attachments, 3. ORD0289-2022_Labels, 4. ORD0289-2022_DataSheet

Rezoning Application: Z19-082

APPLICANT: Zimmer Development Company, LLC; c/o Jeffrey L. Brown, Atty.; 37 West Broad Street, Suite 460; Columbus, OH 43215.

PROPOSED USE: Mixed-use development.

DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION: Approval (4-0) on December 9, 2021.


CITY DEPARTMENTS' RECOMMENDATION: Approval. The site consists of eight undeveloped parcels zoned in the M, Manufacturing District. The requested CPD, Commercial Planned Development District will permit a mixed-use development with a height district of 200 feet. The CPD text includes appropriate use restrictions and supplemental development standards that address traffic access, traffic improvement commitments, and street trees, with code modifications to permit parking spaces to cross parcel lines, to not require parking for outdoor dining space, and to permit required parking to be located on a different parcel than the uses they serve. Access to the site is proposed via easement through the adjacent Metro Parks property to Whittier Street and to Maier Place. Should the Metro Parks Board not approve the proposed easement, a revised traffic impact study and potential pavement improvements to Maier Place will be required prior to final site compliance approval. A concurrent Council variance (Ordinance No. 0290-2022; CV19-111) has been filed to permit ground floor residential uses and a reduction in the minimum number of required parking spaces for the apartment units to 1.3 spaces per unit from 1.5 spaces per unit. The requested CPD district will permit a mixed-use development that is consistent with the Brewery District Plan’s (1992) guidelines encouraging housing as a permitted use on the Whittier Street Peninsula. The development standards and code modifications included in the text, and demonstrated on the submitted site plan, are consistent with similar infill developments in urban neighborhoods. Staff defers to t...

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