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File #: ORD. 2016-262    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 8/17/2016 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/14/2016 Final action: 11/14/2016
Title: To authorize the special use of the property known as 203 Rear North Davis for the purpose of permitting garages; offices, including business, professional and administrative offices; studios of writers, designers and artists; and uses accessory to an off-site home occupation within an existing structure, upon certain terms and conditions.
Patrons: Mayor Jones (By Request)
Indexes: Special Use Permit
Attachments: 1. Ord. No. 2016-262, 2. Staff Report, 3. Application & Applicant's Report, 4. Plans & Plat, 5. Location Map, 6. Letter of No Opposition, 7. Petition of Support

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To authorize the special use of the property known as 203 Rear North Davis for the purpose of permitting garages; offices, including business, professional and administrative offices; studios of writers, designers and artists; and uses accessory to an off-site home occupation within an existing structure, upon certain terms and conditions.

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O & R Request

DATE:                     August 24, 2016                                                                                                                                                                        EDITION:                     1

 

TO:                     The Honorable Members of City Council

 

THROUGH:                     Dwight C. Jones, Mayor (by request)

                     (This in no way reflects a recommendation on behalf of the Mayor)

 

THROUGH:                     Selena Cuffee Glenn, Chief Administrative Officer

 

THROUGH:                     Peter L. Downey, Jr., Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Economic

                     Development and Planning

 

FROM:                     Mark A. Olinger, Director, Dept. of Planning and Development Review

 

RE:                     To authorize the special use of the property known as 203 Rear North Davis Avenue for the purpose of permitting: garages, offices, including business, professional and administrative offices, and studios of writers, designers and artists, and uses accessory to an off-site home occupation, within an existing structure, upon certain terms and conditions.

 

ORD. OR RES. No.                                          

 

 

PURPOSE: To authorize the special use of the property known as 203 Rear North Davis Avenue for the purpose of permitting: garages, offices, including business, professional and administrative offices, and studios of writers, designers and artists, and uses accessory to an off-site home occupation, within an existing structure, upon certain terms and conditions.

 

REASON:  The proposed uses are not authorized by the R-6 Single-Family Attached Residential zoning designation of the subject property. A special use permit is therefore required.

 

RECOMMENDATION:  In accordance with the requirements of the City Charter and the Zoning Ordinance, the City Planning Commission will review this request and make a recommendation to City Council.  This item will be scheduled for consideration by the Commission at its October 17, 2016, meeting.  A letter outlining the Commission’s recommendation will be forwarded to City Council following that meeting.

 

BACKGROUND:  The subject property consists of a 3,223 SF (0.074 acre) parcel of land improved with a freestanding garage with second-floor office/studio space that was constructed, per tax assessment records, in 2006. The subject property is located in The Fan neighborhood of the Near West planning district. The property is accessed via City alleys and is located at the center of the block bound by Grove Avenue, North Davis Avenue, Hanover Avenue, and North Stafford Avenue.

 

The City of Richmond’s Master Plan recommends Single-family (Medium Density) land uses for the property. The Master Plan defines the primary uses for this category as single-family and two-family detached and attached dwellings at densities of 8 to 20 units per acre, and includes residential support uses such as schools, places of worship, and neighborhood parks, among others (p. 133).

 

A guiding land use principle for the New West planning district is that “infill development of like density, scale and use is appropriate” (p. 230). The Fan specifically “is identified on the Land Use Plan map as appropriate for the continuation of a wide range of urban residential uses (with varying housing styles and residential densities) and commercial uses to serve the area” (p. 233).

 

The subject property and all adjacent properties are located within the same R-6 Single-Family Attached Residential District that encompasses much of the area.

 

A mix of single-, two- and multi-family residential land uses predominate the area of the subject property, with commercial, mixed-use, and office uses being present throughout as well.

 

FISCAL IMPACT / COST:  The Department Planning and Development Review does not anticipate any impact to the City’s budget for this or future fiscal years.

 

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:  Staff time for processing the request; preparation of draft ordinance; and publishing, mailing and posting of public notices.

 

BUDGET AMENDMENT NECESSARY:  No.

 

REVENUE TO CITY:  $1,800.00

 

DESIRED EFFECTIVE DATE:  Upon Adoption.

 

REQUESTED INTRODUCTION DATE:  September 26, 2016

 

CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING DATE:  November 14, 2016

 

REQUESTED AGENDA:  Regular

 

RECOMMENDED COUNCIL COMMITTEE:  None

 

CONSIDERATION BY OTHER GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES: City Planning Commission, October 17, 2016.

 

AFFECTED AGENCIES:   Office of Chief Administrative Officer

                                                                                    Law Department (for review of draft ordinance)

                                                                                    City Assessor (for preparation of mailing labels for public notice)

 

RELATIONSHIP TO EXISTING ORD. OR RES.:  None.

 

REQUIRED CHANGES TO WORK PROGRAM(S):  None.

 

ATTACHMENTS:  Draft Ordinance, Application Form & Applicant’s Report, Plans, Survey, Map

 

STAFF:                      Matthew J. Ebinger, AICP, Senior Planner

                                          Land Use Administration (Room 511)

                                          804-646-6308

 

                                                                                                                                                                        PDR O&R No. 16-24                                          

 

Recommended Action

Key Issues:

  Retain on Consent Agenda          
  Move to Regular Agenda    
  Refer Back to Committee 

  Remove from Council Agenda  

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