Public Hearing on the request of Michael & Lisa Eckstein, 2970 Broxton Road, to the Board of Zoning Appeals for a variance to the fence location, height and landscaping regulations on a corner lot. The applicant proposes to replace an existing fence with a 6-foot tall solid wood fence on this corner lot at Broxton and South Woodland Roads. The fence is proposed to replace an existing fence located on the western property line, 4 feet off the South Woodland Road sidewalk. Code requires that fences located in corner side yards not extend in front of the setback line of the principal building on the adjacent lot. The adjacent house on South Woodland Road is set back 60 feet. Code allows a fence height of 3 feet tall on a corner front yard. The fence is proposed to replace the existing 6-foot tall wood fence that was approved in 1993. The existing fence was approved with landscape screening on the western side of the fence. No landscaping was installed and the applicant does not intend to plant that landscaping when the proposed replacement fence is installed.
Public Hearing on the request of Donovan Pace, 3199 Van Aken Boulevard, to the City Planning Commission for subdivision of land in order to consolidate the adjacent vacant lot with the property on which the home is located. The adjacent lot is owned jointly with the house lot. The house parcel (731-18-016) is proposed to be combined with the vacant lot (731-18-017). The combined lot will continue to be used as part of the yard. This combined lot meets code requirements in the SF-2 Single Family Residential zoning district. Subdivision of land requires City Planning Commission approval.
Public Hearing on the request of Harry Giltz, Giltz Company LLC, 3626 and 3630 Menlo Road, to the Board of Zoning Appeals and City Planning Commission for site plan review, subdivision of land, and variances to the rear setback requirements, house width and garage regulations for two new single family attached houses. The applicant proposes to construct two new attached two-bedroom houses on these vacant lots, with attached garages located behind the houses. One house is a one-story design and is a mobility impaired, accessible unit and the other house is a two-story unit. Three vacant lots are proposed to be combined into two lots measuring 48 and 66 feet by 120 feet for a total of 5,760 and 7,920 square feet. Code requires a minimum lot size of 5,600 square feet in the TF Two Family Residential zoning district. The minimum house width required is 55% of the lot width. A variance is required for both houses as the two story house is only 38% of its lot width and the one story house is only 42% of its lot width. Both garages are proposed to be attached to the rear of the homes. A detached garage is required on this block as the majority of existing garages are detached. A variance is required as the one story accessible house has a one car garage proposed. A two-car garage is required. The two car attached garage extends the house to 17 feet from the rear property line. A variance is required to the 25 foot rear yard setback. Site plan review is required for all new houses.
Public Hearing on the request of Robert Carroll, Annum Architects, representing University School, 20701 Brantley Road, to the City Planning Commission for site plan review in order to construct a middle school and library addition and a variance to the location of parking spaces. The applicant proposes demolition of a portion of the building and construction of a three-story addition attached on the eastern side of the main building. New construction over 2,500 square feet in the I Institutional zoning district requires site plan review. The building addition meets zoning setback regulations. The parking lot layout is reconfigured to maintain the number of spaces and replaces a driveway turnaround with 10 new parking spaces that extend 40 feet in front of the 100 foot front yard setback of Brantley Road. A variance is required, as parking spaces are not allowed within the required front yard building setback. The parking spaces are proposed to be screened with existing natural vegetation.
Public Hearing on the request of Michael Roeder, EMOD LLC, representing University School, 20701 Brantley Road, to the City Planning Commission for a conditional use permit for temporary classroom structures. The applicant proposes two temporary classroom structures located in the central circle at the front of the site. The temporary classrooms are proposed to serve as middle school classroom space during the renovation and construction of the building over a period of two years. The two temporary buildings will contain 24 total classrooms. A conditional use permit is required for temporary classrooms. New evergreen landscaping is proposed as additional screening from Claythorne Road.