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CL- 1977 New Business   Item #:   F.    
City Council Regular Meeting
Meeting Date: 09/04/2018  
Subject:    Requests for a Special Use Permit to Allow Residential Uses and Waivers to the Zoning Code at 525 Lynn Street.
From: Kenneth C. Gillie, Jr.

COUNCIL ACTION
Business Meeting:     09/04/2018
SUMMARY
A request has been filed by Ross Fickenscher on behalf of Lynn Street, LLC, requesting a Special Use Permit for residential uses in a structure with non-residential use on the first floor, a waiver to the density, and floor area ratio in accordance with Article 3:L, Section C, Items 9, 12 & 13 of the Code of the City of Danville, Virginia 1986, as amended at 525 Lynn Street, otherwise known as Grid 2713, Block 004, Parcel 0000013, of the City of Danville, Virginia Zoning District Map. The applicant is proposing to have residential units above a first floor commercial use. 
BACKGROUND
The request is to construct a total of forty-six (46) market rate apartment units, and approximately 30,000 sq. ft. of commercial space in 523 and 525 Lynn St (combined). Specifically, the applicant requests approval for mixed-use occupants and specific relief from any and all density and parking requirements.
 
The Planning Commission previously heard a similar proposal for these two same properties on March 12, 2018. The prior proposal requested a Special Use Permit to construct a total of forty (40) one, two and three bedroom market rate apartments and approximately 30,000 sq. ft. of commercial space. The prior proposal was approved by the Planning Commission on March 12, 2018, and by City Council on April 3, 2018. The current proposal is different from the previous proposal by requesting the following:
 
  1. Specific relief from any and all density and parking requirements; and
  2. Forty-six (46), rather than forty (40) market rate apartments, a net increase of six (6) apartments.

At their meeting of August 13, 2018, the Planning Commission voted 7-0 to recommend approval of Special Use Permit application PLSUP20180000190, filed by Ross Fickenscher on behalf of Lynn Street, LLC, with the following conditions:
  1. The maximum floor area ratio (FAR) shall not exceed 6.0;
  2. There shall be no more than forty-six (46) multifamily residential units between the two properties;
  3. Bicycle parking sufficient for a total of six (6) bicycles between the two properties, preferably covered.




 
RECOMMENDATION
It is recommended that City Council approve an Ordinance granting a Special Use Permit for residential uses in a structure with non-residential use on the first floor, a waiver to the density, and floor area ratio in accordance with Article 3:L, Section C, Item’s 9, 12 & 13 of the Code of the City of Danville, Virginia 1986, as amended at 525 Lynn Street, otherwise known as Grid 2713, Block 004, Parcel 0000013, of the City of Danville, Virginia Zoning District Map subject to the following conditions:
 
  1. The maximum floor area ratio (FAR) shall not exceed 6.0;
  2. There shall be no more than forty-six (46) multifamily residential units between the two properties;
  3. Bicycle parking sufficient for a total of six (6) bicycles between the two properties, preferably covered.

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Ordinance
Planning Backup

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