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Board of Zoning Appeals & City Planning Commission Agenda
Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 07:00 PM
  1. Roll Call
  2. Approval of Minutes from the October 2, 2018 meeting.
    Documents: Draft Minutes

BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS

#2003. HOUK RESIDENCE – 3675 LATIMORE ROAD:
Documents: 3675 Latimore

Public Hearing on the request of Janet Houk, 3675 Latimore Road, to the Board of Zoning Appeals for a variance to the side yard fence location regulations. The applicant proposes to install a 4 foot tall picket fence and gate in the side yard. The fence is 10 feet from the applicant’s house but only 6 feet from the neighbor’s house. Code requires 10 feet on both sides of the property line in order to locate a fence in the side yard. The section of fence extends approximately 15 feet along the side property line. An ornamental aluminum gate is proposed just beyond the side entrance to the house.

#1999. TOWNHOMES OF VAN AKEN – 3188 – 3252 VAN AKEN BOULEVARD:
Documents: 3188-3252 Van Aken

Public Hearing on the request of Lynn Harlan, Vintage Development Group, representing Townhomes of Van Aken, 3188-3252 Van Aken Boulevard, to the Board of Zoning Appeals for a variance to the fence and wall regulations. The applicant is constructing the second building of this 32-unit, single-family attached townhome development at the corner of Van Aken Boulevard, Onaway Road and Sutton Road. The applicant proposes a pair of retaining walls and ornamental fencing in front of the second building due to the grade change to the sidewalk. The walls and fencing match the walls and fencing already constructed in front of the first building in 2017. The code requires that front yard fences and walls be a maximum of 4 feet above finished grade and set back two thirds of the front setback distance, which is a minimum 9 foot setback in this case. The proposed walls are set back between 0 feet and 4 feet from the front property line. The walls are proposed to be 2 feet and 5 feet above grade. A 3 foot high decorative metal fence is also proposed. A variance to the landscape requirement is needed, as code requires screening for the walls and fence.

#2001. BERTSCH RESIDENCE – 2671 ASHLEY ROAD:
Documents: 2671 Ashley

Public Hearing on the request of Heidi O’Neill, landscape designer, on behalf of John and Laura Bertsch, 2671 Ashley Road, to the Board of Zoning Appeals for a variance to the corner side yard setback requirements for ornamental structures. The applicant proposes to construct a water feature in the Claythorne Road yard of this corner lot at Ashley Road. The waterfall and pond will be located 23 feet from the Claythorne Road sidewalk. Code requires that ornamental structures, including ponds, can only be located in the rear yard, 10 feet from the property lines. This water feature is proposed in the corner side yard. Existing mounding and an extensive landscape plan have been proposed to screen the waterfall and pond.

#2002. BRITZ/ASFAW RESIDENCE – 18565 PARKLAND DRIVE:
Documents: 18565 Parkland

Public Hearing on the request of Ann Dunning, architect, representing Sofya Asfaw and Juliene Britz, 18565 Parkland Drive, to the Board of Zoning Appeals for a variance to the front yard setback in order to expand the attached garage. The applicant proposes to expand the front yard 2-car attached garage by an additional 25 feet to add two more spaces. The side wall of the front-facing garage is proposed to extend toward the street to be set back 78 feet from Parkland Drive. The required front setback is 90 feet. The garage extension is proposed to expand the width of the garage in order to fit four (4) cars and for a total of 1,106 square feet. Code allows a maximum 4 car garage of 800 square feet. Existing and additional landscaping is proposed to soften the view from the street.

#2004. BRASSICA – 20301 MEADE ROAD:
Documents: 20302 Meade

Public Hearing on the request of Mark Bailin, Diamond Signs and Graphics, representing Brassica, 20301 Meade Road, to the Board of Zoning Appeals, for a variance to the temporary signage regulations. The applicant proposes to install temporary signage on the windows of the Brassica space in the Market Hall Building at the Van Aken District in the storefronts facing Meade and Warrensville Center Roads. The purpose of the signage and graphics is to announce the business, hire employees and block the view of the interior construction of this first floor commercial space. The vinyl window coverings equal 329.3 square feet facing Meade Road and 281.3 square feet facing Warrensville Center Road. Code allows temporary availability signs of 12 square feet in size per street frontage. These temporary signs are proposed to be removed in February when the restaurant opens.

BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS/CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

#1996. KNEZ CONSTRUCTION – 3516-3518 HILDANA ROAD:
Documents: 3516-18 Hildana

Public Hearing on the request of William Sanderson, Knez Homes, 3516-18 Hildana Road, to the Board of Zoning Appeals and City Planning Commission for a Conditional Use Permit for the establishment of a Small Lot Infill Development (SLID) Overlay District development, site plan review, subdivision of land, and variances. The applicant proposes to construct a single-family attached duplex on this vacant lot on Hildana Road adjacent to Hildana Park. The applicant proposes a front and a rear unit, connected by two 2-car attached garages. The front 2-story unit has 3 bedrooms. The rear, one-story unit has 2 bedrooms. The code requires a Conditional Use Permit for a SLID development within the already established overlay district. The lot will be split with a shared driveway to access both garages. Subdivision review is required to split the lot. A variance is required to locate an air conditioning condenser unit on the second floor garage roof deck. A variance is required to extend the 6 foot tall wood fence into the 5 foot wide southern side yard. Code requires a 10 foot wide side yard in order for a fence to extend into the side yard. Site plan review is required to build a new house. Council confirmation of the SLID Conditional Use Permit is required.

#2000. KNEZ CONSTRUCTION – 3609 LUDGATE ROAD:
Documents: 3609 Ludgate

Public Hearing on the request of William Sanderson, Knez Construction, 3609 Ludgate Road, to the Board of Zoning Appeals and City Planning Commission for site plan review, and variances to lot size and side yard setback requirements for a new single-family house. The applicant proposes to construct a new 3 bedroom house on this vacant lot, with a 2 car detached garage at the rear of the lot. The house will have an open floor plan with a front porch and basement. The property is 40 feet by 130 feet and 5,200 square feet. Code requires a minimum lot size of 5,600 square feet in the SF-3 single family residential zoning district. The driveway side yard setback is only 9 feet, whereas code requires a 10 foot wide setback. All other location and setback requirements are code conforming. Site plan review is required for all new houses.

CITY OF SHAKER HEIGHTS – 3605 WARRENSVILLE CENTER ROAD:
Documents: 3605 Warrensville

Public Hearing on the request of the City of Shaker Heights, 3605 Warrensville Center Road, to the City Planning Commission for a resubdivision of land in order to dedicate right-of-way. The City proposes to resubdivide property by dedicating additional right-of-way on the east side of Warrensville Center Road in two small sections in front of the University Hospitals Management Services building. The additional right-of-way is proposed to create a consistent right-of-way line to accommodate the future Warrensville Center Road streetscape project. The right-of-way will be dedicated from parcel 736-28-059. A resubdivision of land requires City Planning Commission review. Council action is required to dedicate right-of-way.

WORK SESSION

  1. In-Home Day Care Regulations.
    Documents: In-Home Daycare
  2. CDSG Grant Application.
    Documents: CDSG Grant

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