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File #: 18-769B    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/20/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/16/2018 Final action: 10/16/2018
Title: Receive the staff report for Wash-U located at 1150 E. Ogden - PZC 18-1-072 (Item 1 of 3)
Attachments: 1. Petition for Development Approval, 2. City Council Letter, 3. Standard Responses, 4. Elevations, 5. Building Rendering, 6. Prelim Engineering/Site Plan, 7. Monument Sign Rendering, 8. Autoturn Exhibit, 9. Noise Study, 10. Traffic Study, 11. Vacuum Area, 12. PZC Minutes, 13. Public Comment_10.3.18
Related files: 18-770B, 18-771B
CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM

ACTION REQUESTED:
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Receive the staff report for Wash-U located at 1150 E. Ogden - PZC 18-1-072 (Item 1 of 3)
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DEPARTMENT: Transportation, Engineering and Development

SUBMITTED BY: Sara Kopinski, AICP

BOARD/COMMISSION REVIEW:
The Planning and Zoning Commission considered this matter on September 19, 2018 and voted to recommend approval of the request (Approved 6-1). Staff concurs.

BACKGROUND:
The subject property consists of an irregularly shaped lot located on the south side of Ogden Avenue, east of Burlington Avenue. The property is zoned B3 General Commercial District and is approximately 35,532 square feet in size. Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant previously operated on the site. The petitioner plans to demolish the existing, vacant building and redevelop the property with a Wash-U car wash facility. In order to do so, the petitioner requests approval of: a conditional use for an automobile service station; a variance to allow a drive-through facility to have a reduced setback adjacent to a residential property; a variance to reduce the required major arterial setback for the subject property; a variance to reduce the required interior side yard setback for a ground sign; and, a variance to reduce the required five-foot setback around the perimeter of a parking lot.

The East Sector Update (1998) identifies the future land use of the property as "Commercial". Staff finds the petitioner's proposal to be consistent with this designation.

DISCUSSION:
Conditional Use for an Automobile Service Station
The B3 zoning district classifies automobile service stations as a conditional use. Given the property's location along the Ogden Avenue corridor and the adjacent commercially zoned properties, staff finds the proposed car wash to be compatible with the surrounding area. Furthermore, staff notes that there are currently two access points to the site from Ogden. The proposed development consolidates site access into one...

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