Board of Zoning Appeals/City Planning Commission, December 2017

January 5th, 2018  |  Published in Observer Reports

Board of Zoning Appeals and City Planning Commission
Dec. 5, 2017

Present: John Boyle, Kevin Dreyfuss-Wells, David Weiss, Councilman Rob Zimmerman
Also Present: Dan Feinstein, Planning Department; William Gruber, Law Director

The meeting was called to order by Acting Chair Rob Zimmerman at 7:32 p.m. The minutes of the Nov. 8, 2017, meeting were approved.


3592 LEE LLC – 3592 LEE ROAD

Continuation of a public hearing on the request of Shannon Meyer, Digital Forensics Corp., representing Dmitry Belkin, 3592 Lee Road, for parking variances in order to renovate this vacant property for individual salon businesses. Code requires 47 spaces for salon and office uses; 43 spaces are proposed. Code requires 20 percent overall landscaping; the applicant proposes 13 percent.

Variances for parking and landscaping were approved unanimously with the following conditions:

  • The parking space variance conditioned upon a re-evaluation in one year to consider the option of adding additional off-site parking spaces
  • Implementation of the Option 1 layout without interior landscape islands
  • Revised landscape plan as approved by staff to meet code requirements for the side yard and rear yard with the addition of shade trees and bushes in the side yard and evergreens for 100 percent screening in the rear
  • An 8-foot-tall wood fence on the rear property line as approved by staff
  • Submission of a storm water drainage plan to be approved by staff.


Public hearing on the request of Patrick Beam, 9th Avenue Designs, on behalf of Paul and Lariza Kaiser, 2936 Glengary Road, for a variance to pool regulations.

The new pool replaces an existing pool in essentially the same location. A detached garage in the rear yard limits the orientation and location of the pool. The lack of a deck on one side is offset by a 30-inch-wide hard surface at that end, and only low landscaping beyond that, allowing for safe exit or rescue from outside the pool. The other three sides of the pool will have a new patio and deck.

Variance to the pool regulations approved unanimously.


Public hearing on the request of Mike Khemelnitsky, 3007 Brighton Road LLC, owner, 3265 Chadbourne Road, for a variance to the side yard setback requirements to replace a porch and build a two-story addition.

The house is being renovated with additional living room space and a master bathroom to increase value and marketability. Other side yard porches in the neighborhood have been enclosed and the footprint of the current porch remains the same.

Variance approved unanimously with the following condition: The existing 8-foot-tall bushes in the side yard will remain and be protected during construction.


Public Hearing on the request of Dustin Pettrey, Portman Electric, on behalf of Vlad Dubchuk, 19300 South Park Blvd., for a variance to the location requirements for an emergency generator.

This is a very large lot; the proposed location will be hidden by a 6-foot-tall wood fence, the garage and a stone wall; and the neighbor’s unit is nearby and was granted a variance in 1998.

The variance was approved unanimously with the following conditions:

  • The unit is relocated to approximately 6 feet off the side property line
  • A 6-foot-tall fence with a sound-blanket-type material attached to the inside surrounds the unit on all four sides. The unit must be tested only during daylight hours on weekdays.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 p.m.
Jan Devereaux

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