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Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting

October 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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AGENDA
BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS
OCTOBER 15, 2020
LAKEWOOD CITY HALL 

Pre-Review Meeting
6:00 P.M.

REVIEW MEETING
6:30 P.M.
VIRTUAL MEETING 

Under the orders of the Governor and Director of Health of Ohio, the Board of Building Standards/Architectural Board of Review/Sign Review will meet remotely until further notice.

The remote meeting information will be posted by 5:00 PM the day of the meeting at http://www.onelakewood.com/accordions/zoning-appeals/.

Roll Call

Approve the minutes of the September 17, 2020 meeting and the September 29th Special Meeting

Opening Remarks 

OLD BUSINESS

Docket No. 10-25-20
1382 Park Row Avenue 

Applicant and owner Amanda Hubbard proposes the construction of two sections of fence totaling 28 feet in length that are each 78 inches (six feet, six inches) tall in front of the building line.  The maximum allowable height for a fence in front of the building line is 36 inches.  Property is located in an R2, Single- and Two-Family Residential District.

Variance Request: Request a variance to exceed the maximum allowable height of a fence in the front yard by constructing two sections of fence in front of the building line as proposed.  Pursuant to 1153.02(a), (Ord. 124- 05. Passed 2-6-2006).

NEW BUSINESS

Docket No. 10-26-20
1491 Spring Garden Avenue

Applicant David Harala of DHA Architects Ltd. proposes the construction of a kitchen addition that will project into the side yard.  The distance to the east property line is reduced to three feet, two inches.  The required minimum side yard depth is five feet. The required minimum for combined side yards is 15 feet.  As proposed, the total for combined side yards is reduced to 14 feet.  Request two variances.  The property is in an R2 Single and Two-Family Residential District.

First Variance Request: The minimum required side yard setback for primary structures is five feet.  Request a variance to reduce the side yard setback on the east side of the property to three feet, two inches as proposed. Pursuant to section 1123.07 – minimum yard requirements (Ord. 91-95. Passed 10-7-1996).

Second Variance Request: The minimum required combined total side yard setback for primary structures is 15 feet.  Request a variance to reduce the combined side yard total to 14 feet as proposed.  Pursuant to section 1123.07 – minimum yard requirements (Ord. 91-95. Passed 10-7-1996).

Docket No. 10-27-20
15330 Lake Avenue 

Applicant and owner Doug Crouch proposes the construction of a chicken coop in the side yard.  Chicken coops are permitted in the rear yard no more than 20 feet behind the rearmost foundation wall. Request one variance.  Property is located in an R1H, Single Family High Density Residential district.

Variance Request: Request a variance to construct a chicken coop in the side yard as proposed. Pursuant to 505.18(e)(5), (Ord. 23-16 Passed 5-2-2016).

Docket No.  10-28-20
16608 Madison Avenue
Lakewood Hardware 

Applicant Amy Armour of Beegan Architecture proposes the construction of a single story 350 square foot addition to the rear of the primary structure.  The addition connects the existing primary structure to the existing accessory structure, thus reducing the rear setback for the primary structure to one foot, nine inches.  Minimum allowable rear setback is five feet.  Request a variance of three feet, three inches.  Property is located in a C1, Commercial Office district.

Variance Request: Minimum allowable setback from a rear property line is 5 feet. As proposed the addition will create a rear setback of 1 foot 9 inches. Request a variance of 3 feet 3 inches. Pursuant to section 1129.06 – yard requirements (Ord. 12-11.  Passed 5-2-2011).

Docket No. 10-29-20
1384 Hird Avenue
Fieldhouse @ Studio West 

Applicant Kenneth Esry of Larsen Architects proposes the construction of an unroofed patio deck on the existing second story roof.  The proposed unroofed patio deck exceeds the maximum allowable height of 42 inches and maximum allowable area of 300 sq. ft.  Request a variance to exceed maximum allowable height and area.  Property is located in a C3, General Commercial District.

Variance Request: Unroofed patio deck of 2,248 sq. ft is proposed on the second story roof of the structure. Request a variance to place an unroofed patio deck on top of the existing second story roof of as proposed.  Pursuant to 1123.03(d), (Ord. 24-98. Passed 5-18-1998).

Docket No. 10-30-20
13428-30 Madison Avenue
Former Slone & Co. 

Applicant Bob Bumbarger of Larsen Architects proposes the conversion of a funeral parlor to a multifamily structure.  The renovation of the existing structures will create an additional four apartments.  The required minimum area for a dwelling unit in a multifamily structure is 800 sq. ft.  Two of the proposed units are less than 800 square feet.  Request two variances.  Property is located in a C2, Commercial Retail district.

First Variance Request: To reduce the minimum required area of Unit #2 to less than the required 800 sq. ft. as proposed.  Pursuant to section 1127.06 (Ord. 91-95. Passed 10-7-1996).

Second Variance Request: To reduce the minimum required area of Unit #3 to less than the required 800 sq. ft. as proposed. Pursuant to section 1127.06 (Ord. 91-95. Passed 10-7-1996).

Docket No. 10-31-20
1582 Elbur Avenue

Applicant and owner Anis Harba proposes the demolition of the existing rear deck and the construction of an addition.  The required rear setback is 40 feet from the rear property line for a primary structure.  The proposed addition reduces the rear setback to 25 feet.  The addition increases the lot coverage above the maximum allowable 25 % for a primary structure.  Request two variances.  Property in located in an R1H, Single Family Residential District.

First Variance Request The required rear setback is 40 feet for a primary structure. The proposed addition reduces the rear setback to 25 feet. Request a variance to construct an addition the reduces the rear yard setback to 25 feet.  Pursuant to 1121.07 – yard requirements, (Ord. 91-95. Passed 10-7-1996).

Second Variance Request The maximum lot coverage by a primary structure is 25%. The proposal increases the total lot coverage to more than 25%. Request a variance to construct as proposed. Pursuant to 1121.07 – yard requirements, (Ord. 91-95. Passed 10-7-1996).

Docket No. 10-32-20
1293 Mathews Avenue

Applicant and owner Stephanie Erin proposes a kitchen addition on the north side of the property.  The addition will cantilever over the existing foundation wall by two feet thus reducing the distance to the side property line.  The proposed north side yard is four feet.  The required minimum setback is five feet.  The proposal also reduces the required combined side yard setback total to 11 feet.  The required minimum combined side yard setback total is 15 feet.  Request two variances.  Property in located in an R2, Single- and Two-Family Residential District.

First Variance Request:  Request a variance to reduce the side yard setback on the north side to 4 feet, where the required minimum is 5 feet.  Pursuant to 1123.07 – minimum yard requirements, (Ord. 91-95. Passed 10-7-1996).   

Second Variance Request: Request a variance to reduce the combined side yard setback total to 11 feet where the required minimum is 15 feet.  Pursuant to 1123.07 – minimum yard requirements, (Ord. 91-95. Passed 10-7-1996).

Docket No. 10-33-20
18136 Clifton Road 

Applicant David Ellison of the D.H. Ellison Co. proposes the construction of an attached garage to the existing primary structure.  Located on a uniquely shaped parcel that has two fronts yards, parts of the proposed structure would be located in front of the building line.  The required front yard setback is 25 feet.  Request a variance to construct an addition to the primary structure in front of the building line.  Property in located in an R1L, Low Density Single Family Residential District.

Variance Request. Request a variance to construct an addition to the primary structure as proposed, with some parts of the addition in front of the building line.  Pursuant to 1121.07 – minimum yard requirements, (Ord. 91-95. Passed 10-7-1996).

COMMUNICATION

Docket No. 09-24-20
Various Topics, Including Survey Requirements

Andrew Fleck, Assistant Prosecutor for the City of Lakewood will present a communication to the Board of Zoning Appeals members.  The communication will address various topics and questions from the Board members and may have some data presented from research on past cases, including survey requirements.

ADJOURN

Details

Date:
October 15
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm