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Board of Zoning Appeals & City Planning Commission Agenda
Council Chambers
 Tuesday, June 7, 2022, 7PM


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Roll Call.

2.

Approval of Minutes from the May 2, 2022 Meeting.

 

BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS

 

#2157. ST. DOMINIC SCHOOL - 3455 NORWOOD ROAD:

Continuation of a Public Hearing on the request of Maureen Covington, Principal, St. Dominic School, 3455 Norwood Road, to the Board of Zoning Appeals for variances to the recreational structure height and location, number of parking spaces, and dumpster enclosure requirements. The review was continued at the April 2022 meeting for additional detailed information. The applicant has submitted additional information regarding a new playground and relocated dumpster enclosure on the Van Aken Boulevard side of the site. The proposed play structure is 19 feet tall and located 17 feet from the eastern property line. Code allows a 15 foot height limit for a recreational structure and a 25 foot setback from the property line. The dumpsters are proposed to be relocated and enclosed with a 6 foot tall solid wood fence. Code requires a 6-foot tall brick wall to enclose a dumpster. Nine (9) parking spaces are being eliminated for the playground and dumpster enclosure from the 93 parking space parking lot. The additional 50 on-street spaces adjacent to the property totals 142 available parking spaces. Code requires 175 parking spaces for the church and 23 for the school for a total of 197 parking spaces. The existing mature evergreen trees along Van Aken Boulevard will remain to screen the view from the street. A line of 18 arborvitae are proposed to screen the eastern property line planted at 6 feet tall.

 

#2163. MENDEL'S KANSAS CITY BBQ - 20314 CHAGRIN BOULEVARD:

Public Hearing on the request of Mendel Segal, Mendel’s Kansas City BBQ, 20314 Chagrin Boulevard, to the Board of Zoning Appeals for a variance to the parking and fence regulations in order to open a restaurant and create outdoor seating. The applicant proposes to renovate half of the former Lucy’s Bakery space. A parking variance is requested as the combined parking requirements for the restaurant and the other space in the building is 37 parking spaces. Only 25 spaces exist on the property. The applicant proposes to add outdoor seating in front of the building adjacent to the Chagrin Boulevard sidewalk with a 4 foot tall black ornamental aluminum fence and a short 6 foot tall wood screen wall on the eastern end. The fence extends out 5 feet in front of the building to the front property line. Code allows a 6 foot tall fence extending to the building setback line, which is 5 feet behind that property line in the CM Commercial Mixed Use zoning district.

 

CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

 

#2162. MINI FLEA MARKET - 3597 LEE ROAD:

Public Hearing on the request of Boris Aronovich, Mini Flea Market, 3597 Lee Road, to the City Planning Commission for a Conditional Use Permit for a use similar to a farmer’s market in order to operate an indoor flea market. The business will occupy the inside of the building with open space for rotating tenants in the 2,176 square foot building.  The business will allow local vendors to sell their wares such as jewelry, antiques, used items and electronics arranged on tables. The C-3 Business Commercial district requires a Conditional Use Permit for uses similar to a farmer’s market. City Council confirmation is required for a Conditional Use Permit.

 

#2164. VALENTIN RESIDENCE - 3608 HILDANA ROAD:

Public Hearing on the request of Alexander Hosack, RDL Architects, representing M. Valentin, 3608 Hildana Road, to the Board of Zoning Appeals and City Planning Commission for site plan review and a variance to the rear yard pavement, garage regulations and air conditioning condenser location for a new single-family house. The applicant proposes to construct a new three bedroom house on this vacant lot, with a two-car attached garage. The two car attached garage is located behind the house and faces the rear yard. Code requires garages to be detached where the majority of existing garages on the street block are already detached, as is the case on this block of Hildana Road. The rear yard driveway and turnaround area exceeds the allowable percentage of pavement in the rear yard. The proposed pavement is 56 percent of the rear yard while code only allows 40 percent rear yard pavement. Site plan review is required for all new houses.

 

#2165. EDWIN'S FAMILY CENTER - 13017 LARCHMERE BOULEVARD:

Public Hearing on the request of Brandon Chrostowski, Edwin’s Family Center, 13017 Larchmere Boulevard, to the Board of Zoning Appeals and City Planning Commission for a Conditional Use Permit and parking and fencing variances for a child day care center in an existing house previously used for offices. The applicant proposes to occupy the first floor of the building as a child day care center with offices on the second floor.   The child day care center is proposed for children from infants to 12 years of age operating 6 days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. A total of 12 children plus employees are proposed on the first floor of the building. The day care is for Edwin’s employees and trainees only and is not open to the public. A Conditional Use Permit is required for a day care center in the C-2 General Commercial zoning district. The building has no onsite parking and only one on street space directly adjacent to the property. A parking variance is required as code requires a total of 12 parking spaces for the day care and the second floor offices. The applicant proposes to utilize the front yard as the outdoor play area and fence it in with a 4 foot tall black ornamental aluminum fence installed up to the sidewalk. Code allows a 4 foot tall fence set back 10 feet from the front property line. Council confirmation is required for a Conditional Use Permit.

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