BOARD OF ZONING AND BUILDING APPEALS
June 25, 1998
Present: Bob Essman, Lon Herman,,Eric Stewart
Members Absent: Ashlin Caravana, Greg Sharkey
Also Present: Reza Reyazi, Village Planner
Visitors: David Bussan, Jules and Rochelle Steinberg, Jim Harf,
Lindsey O' Leary, Bernard Lukco, Bob Kent
May 28: MR. SHARKEY MOVED TO APPROVE MINUTES AS
MR. ESSMAN SECONDED, AND MINUTES WERE UNANIMOUSLY
Citizens Comments: None
Granville Exempted School District, 130 N. Granger Street
The applicant wishes to construct a 13-space parking lot for
employees of the school building. The application requires three
variances ; they are asking for (1) 9' wide _spaces, -rather than 10 '
in the ordinances; (2) 13 spaces rathetrh/an the 24 requiredy (3)
zero setback on Granger SEr6€ 67- ------
Mr. Reyazi stated that initially Scheme C was submitted, but
more information was requested, which resulted in a landscaping plan with new schemes. After much discussion, Scheme E was agreed- upon by applicant and neighbors. GPC approved the application with
conditions regarding landscaping and fencing, restoring the tree lawn, and eliminating the dumpster.
cussedT.he question of how many spaces would be required was dis- There will be five employees regularly and school board members and meetings from time to time. The idea was for it not to become a public parking lot. Regarding the use of the building, it
was determined that it was for educationally related purposes only resource centers/taff officesb/oard meetingso/ther meetings)a,nd tfioornaanl y other uses, the applicant would have to apply for a condi- use permit.
The issue of limiting the lot to official use only would be handled by a sign (Violators will be towed) and a pair of posts hidden in the landscape which would hold a chain after hours if necessary.
Ms. Steinberg said the neighbors are very concerned about the use of space to the east of the lot. They would like to see that space added to Lots 2 or 3 or maybe sell it to adjoining neighbors. The school board has not discussed this yet, but Mr. Harf stated the fiduciary responsibility of the board to maximize income and minimize cost, and maybe sometime in the future they could rent an office to a nonprofit tenant. This met with opposition from neighbors.
Mr. Harf requested removal of Condition 3, as setback issue
is not included in Scheme E}
MR. STEWART MOVED TO APPROVE THE 13 SPACES
MR. ESSMAN SECONDED, AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY
MR. STEWART MOVED TO APPROVE THE 9' WIDTH OF
EACH SPACE WITH ALL SPACES SHIFTED ACCORDINGLY TO THE WEST;
MR. ESSMAN SECONDED, AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Mr. Herman applied the criteria to the application:
A) That special circumstances or conditions exist which are
peculiar to the land or structure(s) involved and which are not
applicable to other lands or structures in the same zoning
district. The special circumstance is that this is the only school
building in the area, and relative to the amount of traffic
envisioned in stated uses, 13 spaces and 9' wide spaces seem
appropriate in the SRD.
B) That a literal interpretation of the provisions of this
Zoning Ordinance would deprive the applicants of rights commonly
enjoyed by other properties in the same zoning district under the
provisions of this Ordinance. This situation is unique in the SRD
and a literal interpretation probably would not fit.
C) That the special conditions and circumstances do not
result from the actions of the applicant. Applicant wants to make
a more appropriate use of the property.
D) That the granting of the variance will not confer on the
applicant any undue privilege that is denied by this Ordinance to other lands or s.tructures in the same zoning district. This
granting will noranundue privilege. E) That the granting of the variance will in no other manner adversely affect the health, safety and general welfare of the
persons residing or working within the vicinity variance. of the proposed Based on uses described, the number of spaces and width
are appropriate and should not affect health, safety, general
MR. HERMAN EXPRESSED OUR SINCERE APPRECIATION TO REYZA REYAZI FOR HIS HARD WORK OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS.
MR. STEWART MOVED TO ADOPT FINDING OF FACT FOR THE SCHOOL AS FORMAL FINDING OF THE BOARD. MR. ESSMAN SECONDED, AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Adjournment: 8: 10 p.m.
Next Meeting: July 23, 1998, 7: 00 p.m. (Betty may be absent.)
BOARD OF ZONING AND BUILDING APPEALS