DATE: December 5, 2000
TO: Board of Adjustment
FROM: Gary Gillette, Planner
Community Development Department
FILE NO.: VAR2000-00046
PROPOSAL: An extension of a variance (VAR1999-00021)
to allow reduction of required
parking from 60 to 24 spaces for a new commercial/retail building.
Applicant: Jensen Yorba Lott
Property Owner: Franklin Dock Enterprises
Property Address: 700 South Franklin Street
Legal Description: Lot 1A, Franklin Enterprises 2
Parcel Code No.: 1-C10-0-K83-003-0
Site Size: 2.9 Acres
Zoning: WI, Waterfront Industrial
Utilities: CBJ Sewer and Water available
Access: South Franklin Street
Existing Land Use: Vacant
Surrounding Land Use: North S. Franklin Street
South Gastineau Channel
East - Franklin Dock
West - Industrial
The applicant proposes to construct a single story building of approximately 11,900 square feet. The building would support commercial/retail space. The project would also include a 24-space parking lot on the subject site along with landscaping and other amenities.
The CBJ Land Use Code provides that a variance may be extended by the Board of Adjustment for a period of 18 months. The applicant must apply for the extension at least 30 days prior to the expiration date of the variance. The Board may not delete, amend, or add to the conditions contained in the variance. If the Board determines that conditions should be changed the Board may deny the extension request. The applicant then may submit the project for review as though it were a new permit.
A copy of the previous staff reports and Notice of Decisions are attached.
The applicant applied for the extension to a previously approved Variance (VAR1999-00021) at least 30 days prior to the expiration date. The applicant has proposed no changes to the project as previously presented. Staff recommends no changes to the conditions of approval.
It is recommended that the Board of Adjustment adopt the directors analysis and findings and grant an extension for 18 months to the previously approved Variance (VAR1999-00021) with the same conditions as contained in the Notice of Decision dated June 23, 1999. Those conditions are as follows: