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Board of Zoning Appeals & City Planning Commission Agenda
City Hall Council Chambers
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 at 07:00 PM
  1. Roll Call
  2. Approval of Minutes from the March 7, 2017 meeting.
    Documents: Draft Minutes


Documents: 14201 Southington

Continuation of a Public Hearing on the request of Rhonda DiOrio and Kyle Rose, Positive Education Program (PEP), 14201 Southington Road, to the Board of Zoning Appeals in order to install a fence around a proposed garden along Keswick Road. The case was continued at the March meeting in order for the applicant to discuss the proposal with the neighbors. The applicant met with their neighbors and now propose to install a 6 foot tall wood framed wire fence, surrounding the garden in one of two locations; the originally proposed location adjacent to the playground and parking lot set back 52 feet from Keswick Road, or an alternate location in the Keswick yard adjacent to the school building 30 feet off of Keswick Road. Code requires the fence only be 4 feet tall in the Keswick Road front yard. The fence is proposed to enclose a new therapeutic garden area, which will be utilized by the school’s students. The fence is proposed to be screened with a mix of bayberry bushes, little bluestem grasses, and St. John’s Wort facing Keswick Road.

Documents: 2685 Rochester

Public Hearing on the request of Kenneth Fisher, on behalf of Lisa Heiser, 2685 Rochester Road, to the Board of Zoning Appeals for a variance to the location and setback requirements for outdoor mechanical units. The applicant proposes to new pool equipment in the side yard, located 10 feet from the side property line. The existing side yard is 16 feet wide. The pool equipment is no more than 4 feet tall. The code requires that pool equipment be located in the rear yard only and screened from view. The applicant proposes to screen the units with taxus evergreen bushes and a 4 foot tall fence along the property line.


Documents: 3710 Lee

Continuation of a Public Hearing on the request of Amanda Graeter, Process Canine, 3710 Lee Road, to the Board of Zoning Appeals and City Planning Commission, for variances and a Conditional Use Permit in order to operate a dog day care business. This case was continued from the March meeting in order for the applicant and staff to respond to questions from the Board and neighbors. The applicant met with the neighbors and revised their plans to add fencing, parking lot landscaping, and relocate the dumpster. The proposed business will utilize indoor and outdoor space at the former Lee Road Nursery property for a dog daycare, training and boarding facility. A Conditional Use Permit is required for a use similar to an animal hospital/veterinarian office. A variance is required to locate this business closer than 100 lineal feet to a residential use. A variance is required to enclose the dumpster with a wood fence instead of the required brick wall and to locate it in the side yard instead of the rear yard. The dumpster has been moved closer to the building. A fence landscaping variance is required for an 8 foot tall cedar fence facing Lee Road without required landscaping to soften a fence facing the street. Code requires a 20 foot landscape buffer and a 6 foot tall brick wall adjacent to the residential district along the rear property line. A variance is required to provide an 8 foot tall solid cedar fence, set back 5 feet from the rear property line, with the existing trees, grass and asphalt area adjacent to the rear property line. Landscaping is required at the south side property line and along the front edge of the parking lot. A 5 foot wide landscape strip with 2 and 3 foot tall landscaping has been added to soften the parking lot from the street. Only a wood fence is proposed along the south property line. A parking variance is required as 19 parking spaces are required and 14 are proposed. Council confirmation is required.

Documents: Farnsleigh Lot

Public Hearing on the request of the City of Shaker Heights, 19005 – 20101 Farnsleigh Road, to the City Planning Commission for a resubdivision of land in order to dedicate right-of-way. The city proposes to resubdivide city-owned property and dedicate right-of-way at the Farnsleigh Road parking lot. The city proposes to dedicate up to 7.2 feet of additional right-of-way to the north side of Farnsleigh Road to accommodate the future Van Aken District Multi-Purpose Path. The city-owned parcel, 736-10-001, will be reconfigured to accommodate the proposed trail. A resubdivision of land requires City Planning Commission review. Council action is required to dedicate the right-of-way.

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