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Board of Building Standards /
Architectural Board of Review / Sign Review

Mission Statement

The Board of Building Standards reviews applications for variances to the Building Code. The Architectural Board of Review considers architectural proposal for commercial and residential properties. The Sign Review Board reviews all sign proposals, including those that require a variance.

Board Members
  • Bryan Evans, Vice-Chairman
  • Daniel Musson
  • Carl Orban, Chairman
  • David Robar
  • Cynthia Stockman
  • Board of Building Standards Calendar

    2014 schedule of the Board of Building Standards/Architectural Board of Review/Sign Review Board application deadline and meeting dates.

    MONTH APPLICATION DEADLINES PRE-REVIEW MEETING REVIEW MEETING
    JANUARY Wednesday 12-24-13 Thursday 01-02-14 Thursday 01-09-14
    FEBRUARY Wednesday 01-29-14 Thursday 02-06-14 Thursday 02-13-14
    MARCH Wednesday 02-26-14 Thursday 03-06-14 Thursday 03-13-14
    APRIL Wednesday 03-26-14 Thursday 04-03-14 Thursday 04-10-14
    MAY Wednesday 04-23-14 Thursday 05-01-14 Thursday 05-08-14
    JUNE Wednesday 05-28-14 Thursday 06-05-14 Thursday 06-12-14
    JULY Wednesday 06-25-14 Thursday 07-03-14 Thursday 07-10-14
    AUGUST Wednesday 07-30-14 Thursday 08-07-14 Thursday 08-14-14
    SEPTEMBER Wednesday 08-27-14 Thursday 09-04-14 Thursday 09-11-14
    OCTOBER Wednesday 09-24-14 Thursday 10-02-14 Thursday 10-09-14
    NOVEMBER Wednesday 10-29-14 Thursday 11-06-14 Thursday 11-13-14
    DECEMBER Monday 11-26-14 Thursday 12-04-14 Thursday 12-11-14

    PLEASE NOTE: Applications are submitted to the Building Department. It is recommended to submit them prior to the application deadline to review applications. Applications are due before noon on the dates indicated above. This will allow the Building Department to review the applications for completeness. Late or incomplete applications cannot be accepted.

    PRE-REVIEW MEETINGS start at 4:00 PM in the lower level conference room of Lakewood City Hall.

    REVIEW MEETINGS will commence at 5:30 PM in the Auditorium of Lakewood City Hall located at 12650 Detroit Avenue unless otherwise indicated. You or your representative MUST attend the review meeting in order for an application to receive review. Please use the western entrance.

    Public Notice:

    Board of Building Standards/Architectural Board of Review/Sign Review Board

    Thursday, October 09, 2014 5:30 PM

    AGENDA
    BOARD OF BUILDING STANDARDS/
    ARCHITECTURAL BOARD OF REVIEW/SIGN REVIEW
    OCTOBER 9, 2014 at 5:30 P.M.
    LAKEWOOD CITY HALL
    AUDITORIUM

    Roll Call

    Approve the minutes of the September 11, 2014 meeting

    Opening Remarks

    REQUEST FOR MODIFICATIONS
    ARCHITECTURAL BOARD OF REVIEW
    Docket No. 06-48-14                            
    1567 Mars Avenue
                                                                                                                                                                           
    Paul H. Hooker, General Contractor
    JCH Building Co., Inc.
    37975 Viking Court
    Avon, Ohio 44011
                                                                                       
    The applicant is requesting the review and approval for modifications to a proposed addition and new two car garage that were approved at the July 10, 2014 meeting. 

    OLD BUSINESS
    BOARD OF BUILDING STANDARDS
    Docket No. 09 84-14 – B
    1380 West 117th Street
    Lee Dry Cleaners
                                                                                                                                                                           
    Lee Uisik Ng Pack
    5501 Williamsburg Drive
    Lorain, Ohio 44052
                                                                                                   
    The applicant requests the review and approval of proposal for more than one sign for a new business, pursuant to Section 1329.09(d)(4).  This item was deferred from the meeting in September.

    Docket No. 09-86-14 - B                       
    14005 Madison Avenue
    Lucas Auto Center
                                                                                       
    James A. Lucas, Sr.
    Lucas Auto Center
    14005 Madison Avenue
    Lakewood, Ohio 44107
                           
    The applicant requests the review and approval of new signage for an existing business, pursuant to Sections 1329.12(d); 1329.06(c)(6).  This item was deferred from the meeting in September.   

    Docket No. 09-88-14                            
    14200 & 14206 Detroit Avenue
    BTD Lakewood LLC
                                                                                                                                                                           
    Daniel E. Margulies
    Daniel Margulies Co. Inc.
    14900 Detroit Avenue
    Lakewood, Ohio 44107
                                                                                                   
    The applicants request the review and approval to construct a new commercial structure on the corner of Detroit and Manor Park Avenues.  This item was deferred from the meeting in September. 

    SIGN REVIEW
    Docket No. 09 84-14 - S                        
    1380 West 117th Street
    Lee Dry Cleaners
                                                                                       
    Lee Uisik Ng Pack
    5501 Williamsburg Drive
    Lorain, Ohio 44052
                                                   
    The applicant requests the review and approval of signage.  This item was deferred from the meeting in September. 

    Docket No. 09-86-14 - S                       
    14005 Madison Avenue
    Lucas Auto Center
                                                                                       
    James A. Lucas, Sr.
    Lucas Auto Center
    14005 Madison Avenue
    Lakewood, Ohio 44107
                           
    The applicant requests the review and approval of new signage for an existing business.  This item was deferred from the meeting in September. 

    Docket No. 09-93-14                                        
    14873 Detroit Avenue
    ACE Cash Express

    Kathy Clark
    ACE Lighting Services
    5300 West 140th Street
    Brook Park, Ohio 44142
                                                                                                   
    The applicant requests the review and approval of signage.  This item was deferred from the meeting in September. 

    Docket No. 09-95-14                                        
    15526 Madison Avenue
    Misty’s Living the Dream Nail Salon & Massage Parlour

    Misty Skladan
    4206 West 204th Street
    Fairview Park, Ohio 44126
                                       
    The applicant requests the review and approval of signage.  This item was deferred from the meeting in September. 

    NEW BUSINESS
    BOARD OF BUILDING STANDARDS
    Docket No. 10-97-14 - B           
    15610 Detroit Avenue
    RM Tax Service LLC
                                                                                                                                                                           
    Tom Moore
    RM Tax Service LLC
    15610 Detroit Avenue
    Lakewood, Ohio 44107
                                                                                                   
    The applicant requests the review and approval of additional signage for an existing business, pursuant to Sections 1329.12(d); 1329.09(d)(4).

    Docket No. 10-98-14 - B                       
    15526 Madison Avenue
    Only in Clev
                                                                                                                                                                           
    Brian Lynch
    Only in Clev
    16632 Beech Circle
    Strongsville, Ohio 44136
                           
    The applicant requests the review and approval of proposal for more than one sign for a new business, pursuant to Sections 1329.12(d); 1329(d)(4). 

    Docket No. 10-99-14                             
    15208 Madison Avenue
    Fear’s Confections
                                                                                       
    Cassandra Fear
    Fear’s Confections
    15208 Madison Avenue
    Lakewood, Ohio 44107
                           
    The applicant requests the review and approval of proposal for more than one sign for a new business, pursuant to Section 1329.04(d)(4).  

    ARCHITECTURAL BOARD OF REVIEW
    Docket No. 10-100-14                           
    2038 Robin Street
                                                                                       
    Pat Caporossi
    Green Home Solutions
    4900 Brookpark Road
    Cleveland, Ohio 44134                                                   
                                                                                                   
    The applicant requests the review and approval to rebuild porches on a two-family structure. 

    Docket No. 10-101-14                           
    1433 Elbur Avenue
                                                                                                                                                                           
    Ron Borchert
    Borchert’s Enclosure Systems
    13566 Ridge Road
    North Royalton, Ohio 44133
                                                                                                   
    The applicants request the review and approval covered front porch.  

    Docket No. 10-102-14                           
    1002 Parkside Drive
                                                                                                                                                                           
    Thomas Woodman
    Thomas Woodman Architect
    29414 Eddy Road
    Willoughby Hills, Ohio 44092
                                                                                                   
    The applicants request the review and approval a garage and second floor bedroom and bathroom. 

    Docket No. 10-103-14 - A                      
    12000 Edgewater Drive
    12000 Edgewater Drive, LLC
                                                                                       
    Jeff Zinmayer
    Mellenia Housing Management
    8111 Rockside Road, Suite 200
    Valleyview, Ohio 44125
                                                                                                   
    The applicant requests the review and approval of a new canopy.  

    Docket No. 10-104-14 - A                      
    12112 Madison Avenue
    The Bevy in Birdtown, Ltd.
                                                                                       
    Patty Lim and Beth Scebbi
    The Bevy in Birdtown
    20088 Center Ridge Road, Suite 206
    Rocky River, Ohio 44116
                                                                                                   
    The applicant requests the review and approval of modifications to the existing storefront

    Docket No. 10-105-14 - A                                  
    14412 Detroit Avenue
    NAMASTE India Garden
                                                                                       
    Ramesh Sharma
    India Garden Cleveland LLC
    14412 Detroit Avenue
    Lakewood, Ohio 44107

    The applicant requests the review and approval of an awning. 

    SIGN REVIEW
    Docket No. 10-97-14 - S                        
    15610 Detroit Avenue
    RM Tax Service LLC
                                                                                       
    Tom Moore
    RM Tax Service LLC
    15610 Detroit Avenue
    Lakewood, Ohio 44107
                                                                                                   
    The applicant requests the review and approval of a blade sign.

    Docket No. 10-98-14 - S                                    
    15526 Madison Avenue
    Only in Clev
                                                                                       
    Brian Lynch
    Only in Clev
    16632 Beech Circle
    Strongsville, Ohio 44136
                           
    The applicant requests the review and approval of signage. 
                                       
    Docket No. 10-103-14 - S                                  
    12000 Edgewater Drive
    12000 Edgewater Drive, LLC
                                                                                       
    Jeff Zinmayer
    Mellenia Housing Management
    8111 Rockside Road, Suite 200
    Valleyview, Ohio 44125
                           
    The applicant requests the review and approval of signage. 

    Docket No. 10-104-14 - S                                  
    12112 Madison Avenue
    The Bevy in Birdtown, Ltd.
                                                                                       
    Patty Lim and Beth Scebbi
    The Bevy in Birdtown
    20088 Center Ridge Road, Suite 206
    Rocky River, Ohio 44116
                                                                                                   
    The applicant requests the review and approval of a blade sign. 

    Docket No. 10-105-14 - S                                  
    14412 Detroit Avenue
    NAMASTE India Garden
                                                                                       
    Ramesh Sharma
    India Garden Cleveland LLC
    14412 Detroit Avenue
    Lakewood, Ohio 44107
                           
    The applicant requests the review and approval signage.  

    Docket No. 10-106-14                                       
    1394 Cranford Avenue
    The Reiki Room
                                                                                                                                                   
    Gina M. Tatsumi
    The Reiki Room
    1394 Cranford Avenue
    Lakewood, Ohio 44107
                           
    The applicant requests the review and approval of a blade sign. 

    REQUEST FOR REHEARING
    Docket No. 09-92-14                                        
    12005-07 Detroit Avenue
    Everest Grocery LLC
                                                                                       
    Tara Sharma
    Everest Grocery LLC
    12005-07 Detroit Avenue
    Lakewood, Ohio 44107
                           
    The applicant requests a rehearing for the review and approval of signage.  This item was denied at the meeting of September 11, 2104. 

    REHEARING
    Docket No. 09-92-14                                        
    12005-07 Detroit Avenue
    Everest Grocery LLC
                                                                                       
    Tara Sharma
    Everest Grocery LLC
    12005-07 Detroit Avenue
    Lakewood, Ohio 44107

    The applicant requests a rehearing for the review and approval of signage.  This item was denied at the meeting of September 11, 2104. 

    ADJOURN

    Board of Building Standards/Architectural Board of Review/Sign Review Board Pre-Review Meeting Dates 2014

    Thursday, December 04, 2014 4:00 PM

    The Board of Building Standards/Architectural Board of Review/Sign Review Board will hold their Pre-Review meetings on the following dates in 2014:

    • Thursday, January 2, 2014
    • Thursday, February 6, 2014
    • Thursday, March 6, 2014
    • Thursday, April 3, 2014
    • Thursday, May 1, 2014
    • Thursday, June 5, 2014
    • Thursday, July 3, 2014
    • Thursday, August 7, 2014
    • Thursday, September 4, 2014
    • Thrusday, October 2, 2014
    • Thursday, November 6, 2014
    • Thursday, December 4, 2014

    Pre-Review Meetings start at 4:00 P.M. in the lower level conference room of Lakewood City Hall.

    Board of Building Standards/Architectural Board of Review/Sign Review Board Meeting Dates 2014

    Thursday, December 11, 2014 5:30 PM

    The Board of Building Standards/Architectural Board of Review/Sign Review Board will meet on the following dates in 2014:

    • Thursday, January 9, 2014
    • Thursday, February 13, 2014
    • Thursday, March 13, 2014
    • Thursday, April 10, 2014
    • Thursday, May 8, 2014
    • Thursday, June 12, 2014
    • Thursday, July 10, 2014
    • Thursday, August 14, 2014
    • Thursday, September 11, 2014
    • Thursday, October 9, 2014
    • Thursday, November 13, 2014
    • Thursday, December 11, 2014

    Review Meetings will commence at 5:30 P.M. in the Auditorium of Lakewood City Hall located at 12650 Detroit Avenue unless otherwise indicated. You or your representative MUST attend the review meeting in order for an application to receive review. Please use the western entrance.

    Past Agendas

    Thursday, April 10, 2014 5:30 PM
    Thursday, February 13, 2014 5:30 PM
    Thursday, December 12, 2013 5:30 PM
    Thursday, November 14, 2013 5:30 PM
    Thursday, October 10, 2013 5:30 PM
    Thursday, September 12, 2013 5:30 PM
    Thursday, August 08, 2013 5:30 PM
    Thursday, July 11, 2013 5:30 PM