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Zoning Board hearings


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 285/13 on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 9:30 a.m. is the appeal of Forest City Station Square Associates LP, owner and applicant for 1 E. Carson Street (73 E. Carson Street) in the 17th Ward (Zoning District SP-4).

Applicant requests new surface parking area with additional 316 parking spaces.

Variance: 901.01.I: Commercial parking is not permitted in SP-4 zoning district.

Past Cases & Decisions: Zoning Case # 17/13, 300 sq. ft. expansion of the existing service station was approved.

Notes: Building permit 13-B-00716, occupancy for “Convenience store and natural gas service station, natural gas compressor accessory to use. 13 on-site parking spaces.”

Zone case 281/13 on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 9:50 a.m. is the appeal of Paribus Unum LLC, owner, and Peter Margittai Architects, applicant, for 2301 Mission Street in the 16th Ward (Zoning District H).

Applicant requests construction of additional story on existing three-story structure for use of 19 dwelling units with 28 accessory parking spaces.

Variance: 911.04.A.85: Multi-family residential not a permitted use in H zoning district; 905.02.C: Maximum height 40’/three stories permitted, 60’/ four stories requested.

Zone case 291/13 on Thursday, Dec. 19 at 9:40 a.m. is the appeal of MJT Real Estat LLC/John Demauro, owner and applicant for 12 Bedford Sq./1209 E. Carson Street in the 17th Ward (Zoning District LNC).

Applicant requests new one-story structure at rear of existing restaurant with outdoor seating area; 2,811 sq. ft. restaurant expansion.

Special Exception: 911.04.A.57: Use as restaurant (general) in LNC is a Special Exception.

Variances: 914.02.A: Additional 22 parking spaces required and 0 requested; 904.02.A.2: Minimum 20’ rear setback required and 15.5’ proposed; Maximum FAR 2:1 required and proposed.

Notes: Certificate of Occupancy 77830, dated 7/26/1995, permitted occupancy “First floor Easter European Restaurant with two outdoor parking stalls - 100 persons (no holidays, 11:30 a.m. to midnight, trash inside.” Certificate of Occupancy 200603255, dated 3/21/2007, permitted occupancy “Use of 1st floor for restaurant (general).”

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