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Board of Zoning Appeals & City Planning Commission Agenda
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Tuesday, January 5, 2021, 7PM

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Roll Call.


Approval of Minutes from the December 1, 2020 Meeting.





Public Hearing on the request of Lisa and Jeremy Welsh, Shaker Heights Animal Hospital, 3505 Lee Road, to the Board of Zoning Appeals for a variance to the number, size and location of signs in order to install a third primary sign on this corner lot at Lee and Kenyon Roads. The applicant proposes to install a third primary sign in the front landscape bed of their new location for this veterinary business. Code allows two primary signs on this corner lot. The proposed monument sign is a metal cutout of the business logo that is 7 feet wide by 4 feet tall for a total of 28 square feet. A monument sign is allowed to be 24 square feet in size. The sign is located 3 feet from the sidewalk and from the building. Code requires a 5-foot setback from the property line and 10-foot separation to the building.


Public Hearing on the request of Joseph and Mary Jo Ciuni, purchasers, on behalf of Douglas Weiss, owner, 18938 Winslow Road, to the Board of Zoning Appeals, for a variance to the garage regulations and rear yard setback to construct a mudroom and attached garage. The applicant proposes to replace an existing three car detached garage with a new attached three car garage in the rear yard. Code requires a garage to be the same type (detached versus attached) as the majority of garages on the street block. All but one garage on this block of Winslow Road are detached. The new mudroom and attached garage extend to 3 feet from the rear property line. Code requires the attached portion of the house to be setback 25 feet from the rear property line.




Public Hearing on the request of Michael Abdalian, President, Shaker Heights Country Club, Parkland Drive, to the City Planning Commission for a subdivision of land to combine two single family lots into one. The Country Club rezoned land to SF-1 Single Family Residential zoning at the western end of their property on the north side of Parkland Drive, at the intersection with Attleboro Road to create two single family parcels in 2019. The two new parcels are proposed to be combined into one large single family lot. The Country Club intends to sell the combined parcel for an individual single family home construction.

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