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File #: 18-473B    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/7/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/17/2018 Final action: 7/17/2018
Title: Pass the ordinance approving a parking variance for Illinois Cheer Enterprises (PZC 18-1-046) on property located at 1152 Frontenac Road
Attachments: 1. Ordinance - Variance, 2. EXHIBIT A - Legal Description, 3. EXHIBIT B - Plat of Survey, 4. EXHIBIT C - Variance Standards, 5. Development Petition, 6. Location Map, 7. June 6, 2018 PZC Minutes
Related files: 18-473
CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM

ACTION REQUESTED:
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Pass the ordinance approving a parking variance for Illinois Cheer Enterprises (PZC 18-1-046) on property located at 1152 Frontenac Road
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DEPARTMENT: Transportation, Engineering and Development

SUBMITTED BY: Kasey Evans, AICP

BOARD/COMMISSION REVIEW:
The Planning and Zoning Commission considered this matter on June 6, 2018 and voted to recommend approval of the request (Approved 8-0). Staff concurs.

BACKGROUND:
The property is located on the west side of Frontenac Road, north of Shore Road, with a common street address of 1152 Frontenac Road. The property is approximately 5.78 acres, and is improved with an existing 111,793 square foot multi-tenant industrial building and associated surface parking.

DISCUSSION:
The petitioner, Illinois Cheer Enterprises LLC, requests approval of a parking variance to reduce the number of required parking spaces in order to operate a fitness facility at 1152 Frontenac Road. The petitioner seeks to occupy an approximately 33,066 square foot tenant space within the building. A fitness facility is a permitted use in the I district. The petitioner intends to operate the business in the evenings Monday through Thursday, as well as all day on Saturday and Sunday.

Per Municipal Code Section 6-9-3 (Schedule of Off-street Parking Facilities) fitness facilities are required to have 4 parking spaces per each 1,000 square feet of gross floor area. At 33,066 square feet, the proposed use would be required to have 132 parking spaces. The total parking requirement for the building's existing tenant mix, including the proposed Illinois Cheer Enterprises is 240 parking spaces. The subject property currently has 160 parking spaces.

The petitioner conducted parking counts at the property over a 10 day period, from 3pm to 10pm on weekdays and from 9am-9pm on weekends. The peak parking demand on a weekday occurred on a Friday at 4pm with 20 vehicles in the parking lot (12.5% of th...

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