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Upcoming hearings at the Pittsburgh Zoning Board


January 31, 2012

Pittsburgh's Zoning Board of Adjustment has scheduled the following public hearings of interest to South Pittsburgh residents in the first floor hearing room of the John P. Robin Civic Building, 200 Ross Street, Downtown.

Zone case 2/12 on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 9:00 a.m. is the appeal of John and Georgiana Macellaro, owner and applicant for 138 Ruth Street in the 19th Ward (Zoning District R1D-H).

Applicant requests use of three-story structure as two-family dwelling.

Special Exception Requests: 921.02.A.4 – Change of an existing non-conforming use to another is a Special Exception.

Past Cases and Decisions: ZBA 440 of 1989, SE granted to occupy the front portion of the first floor as a neighborhood grocery store subject to the following conditions:

1. Take out delicatessen sandwich shop shall not be located at the subject property.

2. The hours of operation shall be strictly limited to 7:00 am to 7 pm

3. The second and third floors shall be used for residential occupancy limited not more than 4 lodgers.

4. All refuse shall be stored within the structure until the time set for pick-up commercial hauler.

5. A floor plan identifying the area to be used for the grocery store shall be filed of record with the ZBA.

Notes: Certificate of Occupancy 25463, dated 4/26/1972, permitted occupancy "3 story building, 1st floor grocery store and 1 dwelling unit upper floor - total of four lodgers."

Certificate of Occupancy 56209, dated 10/11/1989, permitted occupancy "Grocery store (800 sq. ft.) with one dwelling on first floor; four lodgers on above floors. Third floor to remain vacant."

Zone case 20/12 on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 9:40 a.m. is the appeal of Gateway Clipper Fleet, owner/applicant, for 350 W Station Square Drive in the 19th Ward (Zoning District SP-4).

Applicant requests one new 67.8 sq. ft. entry ground sign and nine way finding signs.

Variance Request: 909.01.I.4(b) – Amemdment #1 to the Perliminary Land Development Plan (sign Guidelines). For entry ground sign 20 ft. height requested and 18 ft. required; for way finding signs 10'-9½" (for sign type 4) and 13' (for sign type 8) requested and maximum 7½' in height permited.

Notes: Certificate of Zoning Classification 135973, dated 7/30/2010, described the use of property as vacant land.

For more information on the City of Pittsburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment, go to: ment.html.


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