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File #: 20-177B    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/6/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/18/2020 Final action:
Title: Pass the ordinance approving a variance to Section 6-7D-4:1 of the Naperville Municipal Code to allow a general service use on the first floor of the property located at 236 S. Washington Street, Naperville - PZC 19-1-141
Attachments: 1. Aerial Fitness- Ordinance - PZC 19-1-141, 2. Exhibit A. Legal Description, 3. Application, 4. Findings of Fact, 5. Business Description and Pictures, 6. Location Map, 7. PZC Meeting Minutes 2-5-20 DRAFT
CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM

ACTION REQUESTED:
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Pass the ordinance approving a variance to Section 6-7D-4:1 of the Naperville Municipal Code to allow a general service use on the first floor of the property located at 236 S. Washington Street, Naperville - PZC 19-1-141

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DEPARTMENT: Transportation, Engineering and Development

SUBMITTED BY: Scott Williams, AICP

BOARD/COMMISSION REVIEW:
The Planning and Zoning Commission considered this matter on February 5, 2020 and voted to recommend approval (approved, 9-0). Staff concurs.

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 second floor in the "...

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