The applicant seeks a special exception to reduce onsite parking from 51 spaces to 15 spaces for a mixed use development. Applicant seeks no other special exceptions at this time.
FINDINGS OF FACT:
Property Location: The subject property fronts 138 fect on the north side of Ormond Street and begins at the northeast intersection of Ormond Street and Martin Street. The property is located in Land Lot 54 of the 14th District, Fulton County, Georgia in the Summerhill neighborhood of NPU-V, Council District 1.
Relevant Zoning Requirements:
The subject property is zoned C-1 (Community Business District).
Section 16.11.010 (11) Eating and drinking establishments: One space for each 100 square feet of floor area.
Section 16.11.010 (1()) Retail establishments, including catering, delicatessen and bakeries, but not other uses: One space for each 200 square feet of floor area.
Property Characteristics: The subject property is an irregular shaped lot of approximately 12,588 square feet (0.289 acres) with approximately 138 feet of frontage along the north side of Ormond Street and approximately 82 feet of frontage along the east side of Martin Street. The lot is currently developed with a vacant commercial structure. Vehicular access to the property is provided by curb cuts to the site from Ormond Street. Lot topography changes grade by approximately 9 feet across the site. The property is bound by an 8-foot retaining wall along the north side yard and half-depth front yard of the lot.
Characteristics of Adioining Properties, Neighborhood: The lots in the surrounding area vary in size and shape. Parcels nearby are developed with structures with a mixture of uses including single-family residential and commercial uses. The surrounding parcels are developed with single-
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family residential structures with the R-4B.C (Single-Family Residential-Conditional) zoning to the north, single-family residential structures with the R-4A (Single-Family Residential) zoning to the south, and commercial struclurcs with the C-I (Community Business) zoning to the east, west, and southwest.
PROPOSAL: The applicant is requesting a special exception for parking from 51 parking spaces to '15 spaces for a mixed-use development.
The following conclusions to this request for a special exception are in accordance with Section 16-26.006 of the City of Atlanta Zoning Ordinance.
The Board of Zoning Adjustment may waive or reduce the parking and loading requirements in any of the districts when the character or use of the building is such as to make unnecessary the full provisions of parking or loading facilities, or where such regulations would impose an unreasonable hardship upon the use of the lot.
The subject tract is oddly shaped and uniquely positioned between two streets and is developed with a structure that covers a considerable portion of the lot. The lot conditions limit the applicant's ability to provide additional parking onsite without the demolition of portions of the existing structure. The applicant proposes the conversion of an existing 6,828 square feet structure into a mixed-use development. The proposed mixed-use development will have a 3,700 square feet restaurant which requires 37 parking spaces and a 2,814 square feet retail space which requires 14 parking spaces. The subject property currently has fifteen (15) on-site parking spaces. Per the Summerhill Redevelopment Plan, the development is located on a block of the Summerhill neighborhood that recommends a commercial node with neighborhood level establishments and pedestrian and bicycle-friendly streetscapes. Moreover, the applicant has proposed to construct bicycle racks on-site to provide a remedy to the on-site parking and accessibility for the development. Therefore, Staff believes the character and use of the proposed development does not necessitate the full application of the C-1 district parking requirements.
JANUARY 11, 2018
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: APPROVAL
NPU RECOMMENDATION: APPROVAL
BZA DECISION: APPROVAL