File #: 0174-2023    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/10/2023 In control: Zoning Committee
On agenda: 1/30/2023 Final action: 2/1/2023
Title: To grant a Variance from the provisions of Sections 3351.03, C-1 permitted uses; 3312.21, Landscaping and screening; 3312.39, Striping and marking; 3312.43, Required surface for parking; 3372.604, Setback requirements; 3372.607, Landscaping and screening; 3372.609, Parking and circulation; of the Columbus City Codes, for the property located at 827 E. MAIN ST. (43205), to permit a temporary parking lot with reduced development standards in the C-1, Commercial District, and to repeal Ordinance #1611-2020 (CV20-025), passed July 20, 2020 (CV22-094).
Attachments: 1. ORD0174-2023.Attachments, 2. ORD0174-2023.Labels
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting Details
2/1/20231 CITY CLERK Attest  Action details Meeting details
1/31/20231 MAYOR Signed  Action details Meeting details
1/30/20231 COUNCIL PRESIDENT Signed  Action details Meeting details
1/30/20231 Zoning Committee Waive the 2nd ReadingPass Action details Meeting details
1/30/20231 Zoning Committee ApprovedPass Action details Meeting details
1/30/20231 Zoning Committee Accept entire staff report into evidence as an exhibitPass Action details Meeting details
1/30/20231 Zoning Committee Adopt the findings of staff as the findings of CouncilPass Action details Meeting details

Council Variance Application: CV22-094

APPLICANT: Turner Construction; c/o Charlie Egbert; 262 Hanover Street; Columbus, OH 43215.

PROPOSED USE: Temporary parking lot.


CITY DEPARTMENTS' RECOMMENDATION: Approval. The site is zoned C-1, Commercial District, and is currently being used as a temporary parking lot as approved by Ordinance #1611-2020 (CV20-025) and Ordinance #2874-2016 (CV16-066) for the parking of personal vehicles of construction employees as construction continues at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital campus. The previously approved ordinances were conditioned on a three year expiration from the effective dates. This Council variance will permit a two-year extension of the temporary parking lot which is to expire on August 19, 2023, with a new expiration date of August 19, 2025. Variances to C-1 District uses, and requirements for setbacks, landscaping/screening, and parking lot standards are carried forward in this request. The site is subject to the East Main Street Urban Commercial Overlay and is located within the planning area of the Near East Area Plan (2005), which recommends “Higher density residential and mixed use” development along the northern half of the site. The Plan also encourages Urban Commercial Overlay (UCO) guidelines for parking lots, which includes the lot being screened from public streets with a four-foot-high decorative metal tube or solid metal bar fence and landscaping, or a masonry or stone wall. Although the Plan endorses these UCO guidelines for parking lots, Planning Staff recognizes that this parking lot is temporary in nature and is a renewal of an existing Council variance. Staff is supportive of extending the time for the temporary parking lot as it will alleviate short term parking issues created by ongoing construction projects in the area, will only be used for workers’ private vehicles and not construction equipment, and will be screened ...

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