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CL- 1768 New Business   Item #:   C.    
City Council Regular Meeting
Meeting Date: 10/05/2017  
Subject:    Request a Special Use Permit for a waiver of Yard Requirements at 2815 Riverside Drive
From: Kenneth C. Gillie, Jr.

COUNCIL ACTION
Business Meeting:     10/05/2017
SUMMARY
A request has been filed by Laura Luffman, DVM, requesting a Special Use Permit for a waiver of yard requirements in accordance with Article 3.N:, Section C, Item 21 of the Code of the City of Danville, Virginia 1986, as amended at 2815 Riverside Drive, otherwise known as Grid 1710, Block 002, Parcel 000007, of the City of Danville, Virginia Zoning District Map. The applicant is proposing to keep a structure with a five (5) foot front yard setback where thirty (30) feet is required.
BACKGROUND
The applicant, Laura Luffman, DVM, is requesting a Special Use Permit for a waiver of yard requirements in accordance with Article 3.N:, Section C, Item 21 of the Code of the City of Danville, Virginia 1986, as amended at 2815 Riverside Drive. Ms. Luffman operates Animal Medical Center at this location.  Animal Medical Center has recently constructed a wooden cover over their outdoor kennels, without permits.  This construction reduces the front yard setback to five (5) feet where thirty (30) feet is required.   

At their meeting of September 11, 2017, the Planning Commission voted 7-0 to recommend approval of the request subject to the condition that the front yard setback is not to be less than five (5) feet.
RECOMMENDATION
It is recommended that City Council grant a Special Use Permit for a waiver of yard requirements in accordance with Article 3.N:, Section C, Item 21 of the Code of the City of Danville, Virginia 1986, as amended at 2815 Riverside Drive, otherwise known as Grid 1710, Block 002, Parcel 000007, of the City of Danville, Virginia Zoning District Map, subject to the condition that the front yard setback is not to be less than five (5) feet.

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