Land Development Project. Land Use Law Spring 2004 Mark Spykerman. Land Development Project The Proposal The Current Zoning The Zoning Process. 1. The Proposal. New Urbanist Light Commercial. Storefronts right up against sidewalk.
Land Use Law
The "LC" limited commercial district is intended to accommodate limited retail and service businesses at locations within or adjacent to residential neighborhoods. Such retail and service establishments are intended to serve a relatively small and local market area, or are of such character and intensity which are compatible with the surrounding neighborhood. (Ord. 6139 § 1 (Exh. A (part)), 1997)
Section 34.35.3 Permitted Uses
Ordinance lists 20 specific uses allowed in LC districts, including retail specialty shops.
Section 34.35.4 Conditional Uses
Ordinance lists 18 conditional uses including restaurants and outdoor seating.
Section 34.94.2 Schedule of off-street parking space requirements.
Coffee Shop requires 1 spot for every 50 sq feet of customer floor space
Retail specialty requires 1 spot for every 200 sq feet of retail spaceLimited Commercial
(Specialty retail is a permitted use)
Modification of set back requirement requires a conditional use permit
Variance for the off street parking requirementIssues
Memo describing property, proposed use, impact to adjacent properties
Site plan and Artist’s rendering
Public hearing with planning commission
Notice to general public (publication in newspaper)
Notice to residents within a 185 foot radius (by mail)
Staff report by Zoning AdministratorApplying for a conditional use permit.
Required Application Materials: to modify the set back requirement
Memo describing proposed project and potential impact of granting the variance
Any additional information requested by the Zoning Administrator
Public hearing before the Board of Adjustment
Notice to general public (newspaper)
Notice to neighbors within a 185 foot radius (mail)Applying for a variance
Zoning ordinance requires: to modify the set back requirement
1 spot for every 50 sq feet of customer space in the coffee shop
1 spot for every 200 sq feet of retail floor space for retail specialty uses
Proposed project allows only limited employee off street parkingOff street parking variance