Zoning appeals panel approves variance, conditional uses
by JOYANNA LOVE Banner Senior Staff Writer
May 15, 2014 | 618 views | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print


The Cleveland Board of Zoning Appeals approved a setback variance for an accessory structure for a 25th Street location.

The variance was approved to the property line. This means the structure can be right on the property line and does not have to comply with the ordinarily required 5-foot setback restriction.

Property owners were requesting the change so an outdoor ice machine could be placed on the commercial highway property.

Ice Buddy owner Buddy Scoggins said the ice machine had been in storage and he wanted to set it up on the property. He said approving the variance would help with bringing in the needed water line.

Also during the meeting the board approved automobile sales as a conditional use for a 20th street location zoned Light Industrial, a mini-warehouse as a conditional use for a Georgetown Road location zoned Neighborhood Commercial and duplexes as a conditional use for a property at the corner of Minnis Road and Michigan avenue zoned as Light Industrial.

Recent changes to the zoning ordinance allow for “mini-warehouse facilities in which storage units are accessed internally as a conditional use in the Neighborhood Commercial zone,” according to planning office reports.

Fourteen duplexes are being planned for the Michigan Avenue location.

The board also voted to change the zoning on a piece of property on Stuart Road to Commercerial highway.

City planner Corey Divel said based on his research, it seemed the piece of property had been colored incorrectly on zoning maps and the change would simply be correcting a mapmaking error.