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File #: RES 22-1193    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 8/10/2022
Title: Memorializing the City Council’s decision to uphold in part and deny in part a decision of the Board of Zoning Appeals denying variances to construct a new entryway and porch at 664 Blair Avenue.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Related files: ABZA 22-1
Title
Memorializing the City Council’s decision to uphold in part and deny in part a decision of the Board of Zoning Appeals denying variances to construct a new entryway and porch at 664 Blair Avenue.

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WHEREAS, Muna Ali (“Applicant”), in BZA File No. 22-034676, duly applied to the Board of Zoning Appeals (‘BZA”) for variances from the strict application of Leg. Code §§ 63.105 and 63.106 to construct an enclosed front entry porch addition with stairs that projected into the required front setback area for a property zoned R4 and commonly known as 664 Blair Avenue [PIN: 352923110122] and legally described as Syndicate No. 3 Addition Lot 12 Blk 1; and

WHEREAS, Applicant requested the following variances: (1) Enclosed entrances may project up to 20 sq. ft. into a required front rear yard; Applicant proposed a 68 sq. ft. enclosed entrance for a variance of 48 sq. ft. (2) The entrance may project up to 6 ft. into a required front yard; Applicant’s proposed porch stairs projected an additional 8.3 ft. into the required front yard for a variance of 8.3 sq. ft.; and

WHEREAS, on March 21, 2022, the BZA, in accordance with Leg. Code § 61.303, conducted a public hearing on the said variances and, at the conclusion of the hearing and based upon all the testimony and the report and recommendation of BZA staff dated March 15, 2022, duly moved to deny the requested variances based upon the following findings of fact as set forth in BZA Resolution No. 22-034676 and, in particular Finding No.4, as is incorporated herein by reference:

“l. The variance is in harmony with the general purposes and intent of the zoning code.

The applicant is proposing to add an enclosed entry addition onto the front of this home. Attached vestibules, enclosed entrances and greenhouses may project up to twenty (20) square feet into a required front or rear yard; a 68 square foot enclosed entrance is proposed, for a variance of 48 square feet. The applicant is proposing to also add front-facin...

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