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Posted: October 25, 2018
Rapid City
Agenda Item Summary

Agenda Item Ref. #: 18VA011 - West Boulevard Addition

Agenda Item Title:

18VA011 - Variance to reduce front yard setback abutting a street from 20 feet to 8 feet and to reduce a side yard setback from 12 feet to 6 feet for the existing residence; and to reduce the front yard setback for a proposed deck from 14 feet to 4 feet

Origination Group:
Planning Commission
Origination Meeting Date:
10/25/2018
Petitioner:
Tim Aylward
Staff Contact:
John Green, Current Planner I
Location:
831 Saint James Street
Agenda Item Summary:
The applicant has submitted a Variance request to reduce a front yard setback abutting a street from 20 feet to 8 feet and to reduce a side yard setback from 12 feet to 6 feet for the existing residence; and to reduce the front yard setback for a proposed deck from 14 feet to 4 feet. On July 20, 1999, a Variance (Appeal # 5102) was granted to reduce the rear yard setback on the property to 4.5 feet in lieu of 25 feet, reduce the front yard setback to 10 feet in lieu of 25 feet, and reduce the side yard setback to 8 feet in lieu of 12 feet for the existing structure. At the time the previous Variances on the property were granted, an inaccurate site plan was submitted that did not reflect the actual setbacks of the structure on the property. The Variance to reduce the east side yard setback from 12 feet to 6 feet as part of this application is meant to address the measurement error for the side yard Variance granted in 1999 that allowed a reduced setback of 8 feet. In addition, the previously granted Variance reducing the side yard setback abutting a street from 12 feet to 8 feet should have been requested to reduce the setback from 20 feet to 8 feet. This Variance request also addresses this error. The proposed deck was constructed without a building permit and will require Historic Preservation Committee review and approval. The applicant has submitted an application for review to the Historic Preservation Committee.

Funding Source & Fiscal Impact (if applicable):

Funding Cost Center

Recommendations:

Origination Recommendation Notes:
Zoning Board of Adjustment approved the Variance request to reduce a side yard setback from 12 to 6 feet and to reduce a front yard setback abutting a street from 20 feet to 8 feet be approved for the existing structure based on Criteria #3 (Minimum Adjustment) Unanimous And the Variance request to reduce a front yard setback from 14 feet to 4 feet for the deck based on Criteria #2 (Special/Unique Circumstances) [VOTE 6-3]