Pittsburgh’s Zoning Board of Adjustment has scheduled the following public hearing 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 205/13 on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 9:30 a.m. is the appeal of Carlysle Associates LP, owner and applicant, for 2715 Sarah Street in the 16th Ward (Zoning District R2-VH).
Applicant requests use of two-story structure as an office (limited); real estate office.
Special Exception: 921.02.A.4: Change from one nonconforming use to another is a Special exception.
Past Cases and Decisions: Zoning Case #287 of 2006, applicant’s request for use of two-story structure as a real estate services office with eight employees 8:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday was approved.
Notes: Certificate of Occupancy dated 1988 permitted occupancy “Use of two-story structure as photography studio on the first floor with one dwelling unit above and two outdoor parking stalls in rear.”
Zone case 204/13 on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 10:00 a.m. is the appeal of 2933 Mary St. LLC, owner and applicant, for 2933 Mary Street in the 16th Ward (Zoning District R1A-VH, UI, H).
Applicant requests use of three-story building for 19 residential units and 15 vehicular parking spaces (two accessible).
Special Exception: 914.07.G.2: (a) off-site parking areas shall require the same or less restrictive zoning classification than that required for the used served; accessory parking located in different zoning area.
Variances: 911.04.A.58: Multi-unit residential not permitted in H and R1A zoning districts; 58 units proposed; 912.04.A: Accessory structures and uses shall comply with front setback of primary structure; 912.04.B: Accessory structures and uses may be set back at least 2 ft. from rear lot line with adjacent to a way; 912.04.C: Accessory structures and uses shall comply with side setback of primary structure.
Zone case 207/13 on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 9:10 a.m. is the appeal of Abundant Power Church, applicant, and Abundant Power Church, (prospective owner), for 5 Grape Street (Bausman Street) in the 30th Ward (Zoning District R1D-H).
Applicant requests use of existing structure as a religious assembly (limited).
Special Exception: 911.04.A.53: Use of religious assembly - limited is a Special Exception in R1D zoning district.
Variance: 914.02.A: 10 on-site parking spaces required and 0 proposed.
Past Cases and Decisions: Zoning Case #32A of 1995, front yard variance of 0 ft. instead of 25 ft. denied for 4 outrood parking stalls in the easterly side yard at 5 Grape Street.
Notes: Certificate of Occupancy 30654 dated 8/5/1976 permitted occupancy “Continuation of Church with side stairwell extension.” Certificate of Occupancy 71362 dated 4/8/1996 permitted occupancy “One-story structure for showroom for exhibit and display with incidental office in basement.”
Zone case 213/13 on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 10:00 a.m. is the appeal of Christopher Marcanello, applicant and owner, for 84 S. 14th Street in the 17th Ward (Zoning District R1A-VH).
Applicant requests 6’ x 8’ new second level deck for two-family dwelling.
Variance: 903.03.E.2: Minimum 5 ft. interior side setback required and 1 ft. requested.
Notes: Certificate of Occupancy dated 1986 permitted occupancy “Two dwelling unites (continuation).”
Zone case 196/13 on Thursday, Oct. 31 at 10:00 a.m. is the appeal of Karen Lucca, owner and applicant for 264 Plymouth Street in the 19th Ward (Zoning District R1D-M).
Applicant requests use of structure as two-family dwelling with existing two-car parking area at rear.
Variances: 911.04: Use is not permitted in R1D zoning district; 903.03.C.2: For parking area: Minimum 5’ interior side setback required and 0’ requested.
Zone case 214/13 on Thursday, Oct. 31 at 10:20 a.m. is the appeal of James R. Smith, owner and applicant for 208 Reifert Street in the 30th Ward (Zoning District R1D-H).
Applicant requests use of existing structure as two-family dwelling.
Variances: 911.02: Use of two-family dwelling units is not permitted in R1D zoning district. 914.02.A: One additional parking space required; no parking spaces requested.
Notes: Certificate of Occupancy 15232, dated 6/19/1961, permitted occupancy “One family dwelling.”
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