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File #: RES 20-1454    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 10/28/2020
Title: Memorializing the Council’s decision to grant the appeal of  Lucas Wiborg, d/b/a Good Timing LLC from a decision of the Board of Zoning Appeals, approving zoning variances with conditions and adding an additional condition on the variances granted in order to construct a five-story, 12-unit apartment building at 1769 Grand Avenue.
Sponsors: Chris Tolbert, Amy Brendmoen
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Memorializing the Council’s decision to grant the appeal of  Lucas Wiborg, d/b/a Good Timing LLC from a decision of the Board of Zoning Appeals, approving zoning variances with conditions and adding an additional condition on the variances granted in order to construct a five-story, 12-unit apartment building at 1769 Grand Avenue.

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WHEREAS, Lucas Wiborg, d/b/a Good Timing LLC (“Applicant”) on March 30, 2020, duly applied to the Board of Zoning Appeals (“BZA”) for zoning variances from the strict application of the Saint Paul Legislative Code for the purpose of constructing a five-story, 12-unit apartment building on property commonly known as 1769 Grand Ave [PIN No. 042823420024] and known legally as Elmer & Morrison's, Rearrangement Lot 6 Blk 3; and

WHEREAS, Applicant requested variances from the following Legislative Code sections: Leg. Code § 63.207 (pertaining to parking requirements): 19 off-street parking spaces required; 12 spaces proposed for a variance of 7 spaces and Leg. Code § 66.231 (pertaining to RM2 dimensional standards): (1) Lot size. 1,500 square feet per unit required; 866 square feet per unit proposed for a variance of 634 square feet per unit. (2) Side yard setback. 9 feet per side required; 6 feet per side proposed for a variance of 3 feet per side.

WHEREAS, on April 27, 2020 the BZA, in accordance with Leg. Code § 61.601, duly conducted a public hearing on the Applicant’s variance applications with the said hearing being conducted remotely pursuant to the various Executive and Emergency Orders in effect at the time as it had been deemed, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, neither practical nor prudent to conduct “in-person” hearings: accordingly, as provided by law, members of the BZA and BZA staff in attendance participated remotely as did the Applicant while members of the public were afforded the opportunity to submit, no later than noon of the said hearing date, written testimony for the Committee’s consideration and in...

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