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File #: RES 21-1694    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 12/1/2021
Title: Memorializing the City’s Council’s denial of an appeal taken from a planning commission decision to grant a conditional use permit and dimensional and area variances requested by the owner of property at 695 Grand Avenue for the purpose of constructing a commercial and residential mixed use building.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Related files: APC 21-2
Title
Memorializing the City’s Council’s denial of an appeal taken from a planning commission decision to grant a conditional use permit and dimensional and area variances requested by the owner of property at 695 Grand Avenue for the purpose of constructing a commercial and residential mixed use building.

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WHEREAS, on June 14, 2021, Reuter Walton Development (“Applicant”) applied to the Planning Commission (“Commission”) for a Conditional Use Permit (“CUP”) and a front-setback variance from the Zoning Code’s height and dimensional standards applicable to T3 traditional neighborhood districts under Leg. Code § 66.331 and subsequently, on June 28, 2021, also applied to the Commission for additional variances from the strict application of the East Grand Avenue Overlay District’s building height, footprint, and building size standards applicable under Leg. Code § 67.602 for the purpose of constructing a mixed commercial and residential use building on property commonly known as 695 Grand Avenue and legally described as Lots 25 - 30, Block 6, Summit Park Addition [Parcel Identification Number 02.28.23.41.0160]; and

WHEREAS, the Applicant’s zoning requests were combined into Zoning File No. 21-269-061 and presented to the Commission for its consideration as follows:

1. Conditional Use Permit (“CUP”): Under Leg. Code § 66.331, maximum building height for mixed-use buildings in T3 districts is 55 feet. Leg. Code § 66.331(e) permits building heights to exceed the 55 ft. standard if the building is set back from side and rear setback lines a distance equal to the additional height, provided the building shall be no more than 25 ft. high at its side and rear property lines that abut RL-RT2 residential districts. Buildings may exceed this 25 ft. height limit if stepped back from the property line a distance equal to the additional height. The site’s rear property line abuts an RT2 district. Applicant’s proposed building was 59 ft. 10 in. and did not meet Leg. Code ...

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