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File #: ORD. 2019-327    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 8/2/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/2/2019 Final action: 12/9/2019
Title: To authorize the special use of the properties known as 2608 Buford Avenue, 2618 Buford Avenue, 2727 Buford Avenue, 4201 Tyrone Street, 4207 Tyrone Street, and 4208 Tyrone Street for the purpose of the storage of inoperable vehicles outside of an enclosed building, upon certain terms and conditions.
Patrons: Mayor Stoney (By Request)
Attachments: 1. Ord. No. 2019-327, 2. Staff Report, 3. Application Form & Applicant's Report, 4. Property and Plans, 5. Map

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To authorize the special use of the properties known as 2608 Buford Avenue, 2618 Buford Avenue, 2727 Buford Avenue, 4201 Tyrone Street, 4207 Tyrone Street, and 4208 Tyrone Street for the purpose of the storage of inoperable vehicles outside of an enclosed building, upon certain terms and conditions.

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WHEREAS, the owner of the properties known as 2608 Buford Avenue, 2618 Buford Avenue, and 2727 Buford Avenue and 4201 Tyrone Street, 4207 Tyrone Street, and 4208 Tyrone Street, which are situated in a M-1 Light Industrial District, desires to use such properties for the purpose of the storage of inoperable vehicles outside of an enclosed building, which use, among other things, is not currently allowed by section 30-452.1 of the Code of the City of Richmond (2015), as amended; and

WHEREAS, in accordance with section 17.11 of the Charter of the City of Richmond (2019), as amended, it has been made to appear that, if granted subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this ordinance, the special use granted by this ordinance will not be detrimental to the safety, health, morals and general welfare of the community involved, will not tend to create congestion in streets, roads, alleys and other public ways and places in the area involved, will not create hazards from fire, panic or other dangers, will not tend to overcrowding of land and cause an undue concentration of population, will not adversely affect or interfere with public or private schools, parks, playgrounds, water supplies, sewage disposal, transportation or other public requirements, conveniences and improvements, and will not interfere with adequate light and air; and

WHEREAS, (i) the City Planning Commission has conducted a public hearing to investigate the circumstances and conditions upon which the Council is empowered to authorize such use, (ii) the City Planning Commission has reported to the Council the results of such public hearing and investigation and its recommendations with respect thereto, and (iii) the Council has conducted a public hearing on this ordinance at which the person in interest and all other persons have had an opportunity to be heard;

NOW, THEREFORE,

THE CITY OF RICHMOND HEREBY ORDAINS:

§ 1.                     Finding.  Pursuant to section 30-1050.1 of the Code of the City of Richmond (2015), as amended, the Council hereby finds that the special use set forth in and subject to the terms and conditions of this ordinance will not (i) be detrimental to the safety, health, morals and general welfare of the community involved, (ii) tend to create congestion in streets, roads, alleys and other public ways and places in the area involved, (iii) create hazards from fire, panic or other dangers, (iv) tend to overcrowding of land and cause an undue concentration of population, (v) adversely affect or interfere with public or private schools, parks, playgrounds, water supplies, sewage disposal, transportation or other public requirements, conveniences and improvements, or (vi) interfere with adequate light and air.

§ 2.                     Grant of Special Use Permit.

(a)                     Subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this ordinance, the properties known as 2608 Buford Avenue, 2618 Buford Avenue, and 2727 Buford Avenue and 4201 Tyrone Street, 4207 Tyrone Street, and 4208 Tyrone Street and identified as Tax Parcel Nos. S009-0300/005, S009-0300/004, S009-0222/016, S009-0222/020, S009-0222/018, and S009-0221/001, respectively, in the 2019 records of the City Assessor, being more particularly shown on a survey entitled “Survey and Plat of Seven Parcels of Land Being Bounded by Lancelot Avenue, Buford Avenue, Tyrone Street, and Jefferson Davis Highway, Lying in the City of Richmond, Virginia,” prepared by Edwards, Kretz, Lohr & Associates, PLLC, and dated February 11, 2019, provided as an inset on sheet SUP.1 of the plans entitled “Special Use Permit: 2608 & 2618 Buford Ave. and 4201, 4207 & 2727 Buford Ave. Richmond, VA,” prepared by Michael Pellis Architecture, and dated May 8, 2019, a copy of which is attached to and made a part of this ordinance, hereinafter referred to as “the Property,” is hereby permitted to be used for the purpose of the storage of inoperable vehicles outside of an enclosed building, hereinafter referred to as “the Special Use,” substantially as shown on the plans entitled “Special Use Permit: 2608 & 2618 Buford Ave. and 4201, 4207 & 2727 Buford Ave. Richmond, VA,” prepared by Michael Pellis Architecture, and dated May 8, 2019, hereinafter referred to as “the Plans,” copies of which are attached to and made a part of this ordinance.

(b)                     The adoption of this ordinance shall constitute the issuance of a special use permit for the Property.  The special use permit shall inure to the benefit of the owner or owners of the fee simple title to the Property as of the date on which this ordinance is adopted and their successors in fee simple title, all of which are hereinafter referred to as “the Owner.”  The conditions contained in this ordinance shall be binding on the Owner.

§ 3.                     Special Terms and Conditions.  This special use permit is conditioned on the following special terms and conditions:

(a)                     The Special Use of the Property shall be as storage for inoperable vehicles outside of an enclosed building, substantially as shown on the Plans.

(b)                     The Property shall be screened with fencing and landscaping, substantially as shown on the Plans.

§ 4.                     Supplemental Terms and Conditions.  This special use permit is conditioned on the following supplemental terms and conditions:

(a)                     All required final grading and drainage plans, together with all easements made necessary by such plans, must be approved by the Director of Public Utilities prior to the issuance of the building permit.

(b)                     Storm or surface water shall not be allowed to accumulate on the land.  The Owner, at its sole cost and expense, shall provide and maintain at all times adequate facilities for the drainage of storm or surface water from the Property so as not to adversely affect or damage any other property or public streets and the use thereof.

(c)                     Facilities for the collection of refuse shall be provided in accordance with the requirements of the Director of Public Works.  Such facilities shall be located or screened so as not to be visible from adjacent properties and public streets.

(d)                     Any encroachments existing, proposed on the Plans or contemplated in the future shall require separate authorization and shall be subject to the applicable provisions of the Code of the City of Richmond (2015), as amended, and all future amendments to such laws.

(e)                     In all other respects, the use of the Property shall be in accordance with the applicable underlying zoning regulations.

§ 5.                     General Terms and Conditions.  This special use permit is conditioned on the following general terms and conditions:

(a)                     No permit implementing this special use permit shall be approved until satisfactory evidence has been presented to the Zoning Administrator that any delinquent real estate taxes applicable to the Property have been paid.

(b)                     The Owner shall be bound by, shall observe and shall comply with all other laws, ordinances, rules and regulations applicable to the Property, except as otherwise expressly provided in this ordinance.

(c)                     Words and phrases used in this ordinance shall be interpreted to have the meanings ascribed to them by section 30-1220 of the Code of the City of Richmond (2015), as amended, unless the context clearly indicates that a different meaning is intended.

(d)                     Notwithstanding any other provision of law, this special use permit is being approved due, in part, to the mitigating effects of each and every condition attached hereto; consequently, if any portion of this ordinance is determined to be invalid for any reason by a final, non-appealable order of any Virginia or federal court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity shall cause the entire ordinance to be void and of no further effect from the effective date of such order.

(e)                     The privileges granted by this ordinance may be revoked pursuant to the provisions of sections 30-1050.7 through 30-1050.11 of the Code of the City of Richmond (2015), as amended, and all future amendments to such laws.  Failure to comply with the terms and conditions of this ordinance shall constitute a violation of section 30-1080 of the Code of the City of Richmond (2015), as amended, and all future amendments to such law, or any other applicable laws or regulations.

(f)                     When the privileges granted by this ordinance terminate and the special use permit granted hereby becomes null and void, whether as a result of the Owner relinquishing this special use permit in a writing addressed to the Director of Planning and Development Review or otherwise, use of the Property shall be governed thereafter by the zoning regulations prescribed for the district in which the Property is then situated.

§ 6.                     Implementation.  The Commissioner of Buildings is authorized to issue a building permit substantially in accordance with the Plans for the Special Use subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this ordinance.  An application for the building permit shall be made within 730 calendar days following the date on which this ordinance becomes effective.  If either the application for the building permit is not made within the time period stated in the previous sentence or the building permit terminates under any provision of the Virginia Statewide Building Code, this ordinance and the special use permit granted hereby shall terminate and become null and void.

§ 7.                     Effective Date.  This ordinance shall be in force and effect upon adoption.

 

 

 

O & R Request

DATE:                     October 14, 2019                                                                                                                              EDITION:                     1

                     

TO:                     The Honorable Members of City Council

 

THROUGH:                     The Honorable Levar M. Stoney, Mayor (Patron: Mayor, by Request)

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

 

THROUGH:                     Lenora G. Reid, Acting Chief Administrative Officer

 

THROUGH: Sharon L. Ebert, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Economic Development and Planning

 

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

 

RE:                     To authorize the storage of inoperable motor vehicles outside of an enclosed building on properties known as 2608, 2618, and 2727 Buford Avenue, 4201, 4207, and 4208 Tyrone Street which are located within the M-1 Light Industrial District, subject to certain terms and conditions.

 

 

ORD. OR RES. No.                                          

 

 

PURPOSE:  To authorize the storage of inoperable motor vehicles outside of an enclosed building on properties known as 2608, 2618, and 2727 Buford Avenue, 4201, 4207, and 4208 Tyrone Street which are located within the M-1 Light Industrial District, subject to certain terms and conditions.

 

REASON:  The subject properties are located at 2608 and 2618 Buford Avenue; and 4201, 4207 and 4211 Tyrone Street. The proposed special use is for the operation of an outdoor storage yard for inoperable motor vehicles and this is not a permitted used within the M-1 Light Industrial District. Therefore, a special use permit is 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 December 2, 2019, meeting. A letter outlining the Commission’s recommendation will be forwarded to City Council following that meeting.

 

BACKGROUND:  The subject properties three parcels totaling 1.561 acres located on Tyrone Street, and two parcels totaling 2.184 acres located on Buford Avenue. All of the properties are located in the M-1 Light Industrial District and are improved only with gravel surface parking.

 

The subject properties have been used for junk vehicle storage in violation of the zoning ordinance for an extended period of time prior to the applicant acquiring the properties on September 28, 2019. Since this time substantial progress has been made clearing the properties of inoperable vehicles and assorted debris. Weeds and scrub brush have also been cleared. These efforts to bring the properties into conformance are taking place in concurrence with this SUP application process. The request for an outdoor inoperable vehicle storage area that conforms to the requirements of the M-2 Heavy Industrial Area where this use is permitted, will be a significant improvement of the property.

 

The Master Plan recommends single-family (low density) residential land use for the parcels north of Buford Avenue and industrial land use for the parcels south of Buford Avenue.

 

The properties located to the east of the subject property are located in the B-3 General Business District. Properties to the south and west are located in the M-1 Light Industrial District. The properties to the north are located in the R-MH Mobile Home District.

 

FISCAL IMPACT / COST:  The Department of 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:  $2,400 application fee.

 

DESIRED EFFECTIVE DATE:  Upon adoption

 

REQUESTED INTRODUCTION DATE:  November 12, 2019                     

 

CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING DATE:  December 9, 2019

 

REQUESTED AGENDA:  Consent

 

RECOMMENDED COUNCIL COMMITTEE:  None

 

CONSIDERATION BY OTHER GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES:  City Planning Commission, December 2, 2019

 

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

 

STAFF:  David Watson, Senior Planner, Land Use Administration 804-646-1036

 

Recommended Action

Key Issues:

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

  Remove from Council Agenda  

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