Friday, August 20, 2010

Monthly Meeting Updates: July/August 2010

Over the past few weeks, the Board of Zoning appeals, City Planning Commission, and the Design Review Committee met to discuss various issues that were brought before them:

Board of Zoning Appeals
(Tuesday, July 20, 2010 @1:30pm)
  • Case No. 10-05 -- Randall Courdriet appealed for a variance at 414 Rhoda to reduce the rear syard set back from 9ft to 4ft and to increase the maximum size of an accessory building from 770 sq ft. to 1016 sq ft. The Board approved this measure.
  • Case No. 10-06 -- Joseph A. Salus appealed for a variance at 595 Carlotta Dr. to reduce the side yard setback from 8.2 feet to 3 feet to build an attached garage. The Board approved this measure.
City Planning Commission
(Tuesday, July 20, 2010 @2:00pm)
  • REF No. 3-10 -- Fred Schulte requested to establish a regulated use, identified as a second-hand store, within a 500 ft. radius of another use. The property is located at 1701 Mahoning Avenue in a business district. The Commission recommended to City Council that this measure be approved.

Design Review Committee
(Tuesday August 3, 2010 @9:00am)
  • Case No. DRC 10-17 -- Western Reserve Transit Authority (WRTA) proposed the reconstruction of concrete areas at WRTA's Federal Station at 340 W. Federal St. The Committee voted to approve this measure. 

Paper copies of the official meeting agendas can be requested from the City Planning Department, located at 9 W. Front St., 3rd Floor, Suite 315.

1 comment:

  1. This is good. Great job, CDA. I hope this standard spreads to other departments and committees of City Hall.

    In relation to Design Review, in addition to the review of the Western Reserve Transit Authority proposal, the was also to discuss updates as to several cases it identified for non-compliance of the board's ruling over a 2 year period.

    Several of these decisions included:

    - The vacant hole at the site of the State Theater on West Federal St.
    - Lack of landscaping element on site of the demolition/parking space site across from City Hall.
    - 4 months of non-compliance of a signage removal issue by a business owner on Elm St. near the development of the new YSU student apartment housing on Madison Ave.
    - Compliance of building material debris in the open storage space/parking area of the Vindicator.

    Only 4 board members attended the meeting and the meeting adjourned without discussion of individual reports re: assignments for follow up with the parties identified despite one board member who asked for the updates. We will try again in September.