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File #: 20-177    Version: 1
Type: Public Hearing Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/31/2020 In control: Planning and Zoning Commission
On agenda: 2/5/2020 Final action:
Title: Conduct the public hearing for Aerial Fitness (PZC 19-1-141) located at 236 S. Washington Street, to consider a variance to Section 6-7D-4 (B4 Downtown Core District: Required Conditions) to allow a general service use below the second floor in the B4 District
Attachments: 1. Application, 2. Location Map, 3. Legal Description, 4. Findings of Fact, 5. Business Description and Pictures
PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION AGENDA ITEM

ACTION REQUESTED:
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Conduct the public hearing for Aerial Fitness (PZC 19-1-141) located at 236 S. Washington Street, to consider a variance to Section 6-7D-4 (B4 Downtown Core District: Required Conditions) to allow a general service use below the second floor in the B4 District
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DEPARTMENT: Transportation, Engineering and Development

SUBMITTED BY: Scott Williams, AICP

BOARD/COMMISSION REVIEW:
Official notice for the public hearing for PZC 19-1-141 was published in the Daily Herald on January 20, 2020.

BACKGROUND:
The property is located approximately 160 feet northeast of Chicago Avenue and Washington Street, with a common street address of 236 S. Washington Street. The property consists of approximately 5,000 square feet and is improved with an existing multi-tenant commercial building. The western unit on the 1st floor is occupied by Potbelly fronting Washington Street, and the eastern unit is adjacent to the alley and the central parking deck. The subject tenant space is approximately 1,200 square feet and was formerly occupied by a bridal boutique.

DISCUSSION:
The petitioner seeks to operate a fitness facility in the existing eastern tenant space on the subject property. The use will include a training studio for fitness instruction with a variety of training programs on aerial hammocks. The actual fitness area will occupy approximately 800 square feet of the tenant space. No exterior changes to the building or site are proposed.

Per Municipal Code Section 6-7D-4 (B4: Required Conditions), a variance is required to permit a training studio, which is classified as a general service, on the first floor in the B4 District. The B4 District permits retail, eating and drinking establishments and commercial services (which includes banks, beauty shops/salons, and dry cleaning) on any floor of a building. It also allows general services, such as training studios, but restricts their location to the ...

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