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September 11, 2012

Zone case 173/12 on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 9:00 a.m. is the appeal of Richard Constanzo, applicant, and Rose J. Episcopo, owner, for 143 S. 18th Street in the 17th Ward (Zoning District R1A-VH).

Applicant requests a building renovation for use as single-family dwellings (two units).

Variance Requests: 903.03.E.2 - Mimimum 1,200 sq. ft. lot size permitted and 560 sq. ft. and 640 sq. ft. lot size per unit proposed; Minimum 5' front setback required and 0' requested; Minimum 5' interior side setback required and 0' requested.

Zone case 161/12 on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 9:20 a.m. is the appeal of William and Marianne Spencer, owners and applicants, for 145 S. 15th Street in the 17th Ward (Zoning District R1VH).

Applicant requests use of 3-story structure as 2-family dwelling.

Variance Requests: 911.04.A - Use of 2-family dwelling is not permitted in R1A zoning district; 911.02.A. - One additional on-site stall required and 0 proposed.

Zone case 176/12 on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 9:40 a.m. is the appeal of John V. Katich Jr., owner and applicant, for 1727 Rutledge Street in the 19th Ward (Zoning District R1D-M).

Applicant requests an 8' x 16.5' 2-story additiona dn 18' x 28' deck to the existing 2-story single-family dwelling.

Variance Request: 903.03.C.2­ - Minimum 5' interior side yard setback required and 0.8' requested.

Past Cases and Decisions: ZBA 141 of 1975, variance granted to erect 1-story extension (porch enclosure) to front of existing 2-story, 1-family dwelling.

Notes: Certificate of Occupancy 28846, dated 7/14/1975, permitted occupancy "2-story, 1-family dwelling (enclosure on front porch."

Zone case 1187/12 on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 10:30 a.m. is the appeal of Eat n' Park, applicant, and Terrence P. Laughlin, owner for 1922 E. Carson Street Street in the 17th Ward (Zoning District LNC).

Applicant requests to occupy 3,482 sq. ft. of basement and first floor of 3-story structure as restaurant (general).

Special Exception Request: 911.04.A.57­ - Use of restaurant (general) in LNC zoning district is a Special Exception.

Variance Request: 914.02.A­ - 3 on-site parking spaces required and 0 spaces requested.

Past Cases and Decisions: ZBA 146 of 1986, Special Exception granted for restaurant and outdoor cafe with following condition: sidewalk cafe shall be limited to table service only.

Notes: Certificate of Occupancy 90647, dated 10/13/2006, permitted occupancy "First floor luggage shop with one dwelling unit above on second, third and fourth floors." Certificate of Occupancy 200502075, dated 11/8/2006, permitted occupancy "Use of entire first floor (2,880 sq. ft.) of existing 3-story structure as retail sales/services (Original Cin)."

Zone case 170/12 on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 10:20 a.m. is the appeal of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, owner and applicant, for 2205 East Carson Street in the 16th Ward (Zoning District LNC).

Applicant requests a new 14 sq. ft. double-side internal LED sign.

Variance Requests: 919.03.O.3 - Electronic non-advertising signs are not permitted in LNC zoning district.

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