Zoning Board hearings


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 87/13 on Thursday, May 2 at 9:00 a.m. is the appeal of Richard A. Cupka Jr. and Stephanie G. Cupka, owners and applicants, for 25 S. 27th Street (2528 Sarah street) in the 16th Ward (Zoning District R2-VH).

Applicant requests use of one-story structure as retail sales and services (limited); (coffee shop.

Variance Requests: 921.02.A.4, Change from one nonconforming use to another shall be authorized as a Special Exception.

Past Cases & Decisions: ZBA 564 of 1981, Special Exception granted with conditions to change occupancy of existing one-story structure from gasoline service station to major garage for minor repairs only (no body, fender work or painting) and no sales of used cars with two parking stalls.

ZBA 598 of 1982, Special Exception denied to erect a one story, two-car attached garage to rear of existing one-story structure and occupy as an automobile repair garage (minor repairs only).

Notes: Certificate of Occupancy 48446, dates 1/14/1986, permitted occupancy “Major garage (minor repairs only).”

Zone case 56/13 on Thursday, May 2 at 10:10 a.m. is the appeal of Edward Disilvester, owner and applicant, for 1 Virginia Avenue in the 19th Ward (Zoning District LNC).

Applicant requests One 52.85 sq. ft. double-face pole/ground sign with electronic price display and LED display section at Virginia/Southern corner of existing service station.

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

Notes: Certificate of Occupancy 83793, dated 6/18/2002, permitted occupancy “Gasoline station with convenience store and one mechanical bay.”

Building permit 12-SGN-00155, dated 11/27/2012, occupancy for one 6.83’x5’ double face pole/ground business identification sign “Taste buds convenience store-regular self” with electronic price display at Virginia/Southern Avenue corner of existing service station.

For more information on the City of Pittsburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment, go to: http://www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/cp/html/zoning_board_of_adjustment.html.


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