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Board of Zoning Appeals & City Planning Commission Agenda
City Hall Council Chambers
Tuesday, January 08, 2019 at 06:00 PM
  1. Roll Call
  2. Approval of Minutes from the December 4, 2018 meeting.
    Documents: Draft Minutes

WORK SESSION

6:00 PM

CITY HALL CONFERENCE ROOM B

  1. In-Home Day Care Regulations.
    Documents: Work Session

CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

7:00 PM

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS

#2009. FERNWAY SCHOOL – 17420 FERNWAY ROAD:
Documents: 17420 Fernway

Public Hearing on the request of Chris Dewey, Van Auken Akins Architects, on behalf of the Shaker Heights School District, Fernway School, 17420 Fernway Road, to the City Planning Commission for site plan review in order to construct additions to the school as part of the rebuilding of the school. The applicant proposes to renovate the fire damaged school building including replacing the roof, adding a two story addition, a one story addition and a second floor addition. The two-story addition is proposed in the southeast corner of the building including classroom space and an elevator. The one story rear addition is proposed to be located off the gymnasium and will add gymnasium storage space. A second floor infill addition will add a library and other resource rooms. The building additions meet setback and location requirements as required by code. The City Planning Commission reviews the site plan of new construction over 2,500 square feet in size in the Institutional zoning district.

BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS

7:30 PM

#2008. GILLESPIE RESIDENCE – 2920 DRUMMOND ROAD:
Documents: 2920 Drummond

Public Hearing on the request of Chris Kontur, CPK Construction, on behalf of Robert and Beth Gillespie, 2920 Drummond Road, to the Board of Zoning Appeals for a rear yard setback variance. The applicant proposes an addition for a 2 car attached garage on the rear of the house. The new garage is located 26 feet 8 inches from the rear property line. Code requires a 40 foot rear yard setback in the SF-1 Single Family Residential zoning district. The existing attached garage is proposed to be renovated into living area.

#2011. BLASZAK RESIDENCE – 20975 CLAYTHORNE ROAD:
Documents: 20975 Claythorne

Public Hearing on the request of Michael Beightol, Exscape Designs, on behalf of Rick and Kate Blaszak, 20975 Claythorne Road, to the Board of Zoning Appeals for a variance to the pool regulations. The applicant proposes to build an in-ground swimming pool as part of an extensive back yard improvement project including a patio, pavilion, outdoor kitchen, hot tub and landscaping. A variance is requested to surround the pool on two sides with the required amount of decking, instead of on four sides. Code requires a 4 foot wide deck surrounding a pool. One side of the pool will have a 1 foot 6 inch deck area and another will have an area of pavers set in grass. The other two sides of the pool meet code requirements for decking.

#2012. B-1 BUILDING – VAN AKEN DISTRICT:
Documents: 3396 Tuttle

Public Hearing on the request of Brian Meng, Bialosky Cleveland, representing RMS Investments, to the Board of Zoning Appeals for a variance to the CM Commercial Mixed Use zoning district Design Standards. A variance was approved in August of 2017 to locate the primary entrances at the corners of the building accessible to but not facing Farnsleigh Road. The tenancy of the eastern half of the building has changed and the eastern door does not access the first floor tenant as was represented in the prior approval. The door is proposed to only access an elevator and stairway to the second floor. This change to the original variance approval requires review. The CM Commercial Mixed Use zoning district Design Standards require a primary entrance face and be accessible from the main street.

BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS/CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

#2005. LEE ROAD LEARNING CENTER – 3663 LEE ROAD:
Documents: 3663 Lee

Continuation of a Public Hearing on the request of Donqualla Hale-Peterson, Lee Road Learning Center, 3663 Lee Road, to the Board of Zoning Appeals and City Planning Commission for a Conditional Use Permit and a parking variance for a child day care center in the C-3 Commercial zoning district. This case was continued from the December meeting in order for the applicant to address parking and playground issues. The applicant proposes a child day care center in this building for children from 18 months to 12 years of age. A total of 33 children and several staff will be located at this property. The business is proposed to operate 7 days a week from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight. The younger children will share a playground at Bright Eyes Day Care at 3635 Lee Road, while the older children will share a playground at Bright Eyes Day Care III at 3877 Lee Road. The applicant operates both the Bright Eyes Day Care centers. A trash dumpster will be located at the rear of the lot inside a 6 foot tall wood fence enclosure. Code requires a 6 foot tall brick wall enclosing a dumpster adjacent to a residential lot. The existing parking lot has 7 parking spaces. The applicant proposes a shared parking agreement for 3 additional spaces at Nu Image Salon, 3659 Lee Road. Code requires 10 on-site parking spaces. The Board of Zoning Appeals must approve a variance to the number of on-site required parking spaces and a shared parking agreement as well as a Conditional Use Permit for the day care center. Council confirmation is required for the Conditional Use Permit.

#2007. MASTER MARR’S TAEKWON-DO – 16720 CHAGRIN BOULEVARD:
Documents: 16720 Chagrin

Public Hearing on the request of James Marr, Master Marr’s Taekwon-do, 16720 Chagrin Boulevard, to the Board of Zoning Appeals and City Planning Commission for a Conditional Use Permit for a specialized instructional school and a variance to the parking requirements. The applicant proposes to re-locate the existing Taekwon-do studio to this former retail space. The operation remains the same, but is moved three (3) buildings to the east. The applicant proposes operating hours of Monday through Friday 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday morning. The studio will instruct children and adults in the martial arts of Taekwon-do. A parking variance is required since by code the use requires 50 parking spaces. Four on-street parking spaces plus a shared public parking lot of 123 spaces serves the businesses behind the south side of Chagrin commercial area. A Conditional Use Permit is required for a specialized instructional school in the CM Commercial Mixed Use zoning district. Council confirmation is required.

#2010. SHAKER LAKES NATURE CENTER – 2600 SOUTH PARK BOULEVARD:
Documents: 2600 South Park

Public Hearing on the request of Jodi McCue, Environmental Design Group, on behalf of the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes, 2600 South Park Boulevard, to the Board of Zoning Appeals and City Planning Commission for improvements to public land and a variance in order to replace the All People’s Trail. The Nature Center is reconstructing the trail with essentially the same layout. This includes the wood boardwalk trail structure, a trailhead feature, a pergola and a gazebo. The pergola and gazebo are proposed on platforms within the boardwalk trail system. The one-of-a-kind gazebo design is 16 feet tall. A height variance is required for the gazebo, as code allows a maximum 15 foot height for an ornamental structure. Council approval of improvements to public land is required.

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