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File #: 18-728B    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/6/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/16/2018 Final action: 10/16/2018
Title: Receive the staff report for Charleston Row II located at the southeast corner of Aurora Avenue and Main Street - PZC 18-1-062 (Item 1 of 3).
Attachments: 1. Application, 2. Petition and Standard Responses, 3. Preliminary Plat, 4. Building Elevations, 5. Landscape Plan, 6. Preliminary Engineering, 7. PZC Minutes (draft)
Related files: 18-729B, 18-730B, 19-188
CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM

ACTION REQUESTED:
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Receive the staff report for Charleston Row II located at the southeast corner of Aurora Avenue and Main Street - PZC 18-1-062 (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 5, 2018 and voted to recommend approval of the request (Approved 9-0). Staff concurs.

BACKGROUND:
The subject property is made up of two lots that are zoned R2 (Single-Family and Low Density Multiple Family District) and measure a combined 26,426 square feet at the southeast corner of Aurora Avenue and Main Street. The petitioner proposes consolidating the properties into one buildable lot, and redeveloping the property with eight townhomes. To achieve this, approval of a conditional use and variances allowing the development to exceed the maximum permitted height, decrease the required minimum lot area, and reduce the required rear yard setback along the south property line have been requested.

The East Sector Update (1998) identifies the future land use of the property as "Low Density Residential". Though denser than previously planned for, staff finds the proposed development to be compatible with this designation given recent development trends in the area, including the Charleston Row development located west of the subject property, Water Street District to the northwest, and adjacent commercial uses to the north and east. Furthermore, the proposed residential units can be accommodated with the existing R2 zoning through approval of a conditional use; thus, rezoning to a more intense residential district is not required.

DISCUSSION:
Preliminary Plat of Subdivision and Abrogation of the Platted Setback Line
The petitioner requests approval of a preliminary plat of subdivision in the R2 zoning district to consolidate two lots into one lot. The consolidation can be appr...

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