Posted: June 20, 2019
Rapid City
Agenda Item Summary

Agenda Item Ref. #: 19VA003 - Schambers Subdivison

Agenda Item Title:

19VA003 - Variance of Lot 1AR to reduce the front yard setback for a single family dwelling from 25 feet to 5.64 feet; to reduce the rear yard setback for a single family dwelling from 25 feet to 7.57 feet; to reduce the minimum lot size for a single family dwelling from 6,500 square feet to 5,643.1 square feet; for Lot 2AR to reduce the minimum lot size for a duplex from 8,000 square feet to 6,276.6 square feet

Origination Group:
Planning Commission
Origination Meeting Date:
KTM Design Solutions, Inc for KTA Properties LLC
Staff Contact:
John Green, Current Planner I
Southeast of the intersection of Twin Elms Drive and Schamber Street
Agenda Item Summary:
(Update June 12th, 2019. This item was continued at the May, 23, 2019 Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting at the request of the applicant’s consultant to allow them to meet with staff and review the requested Variances and staff’s recommendation(s). On June 4, 2019 staff met with the applicant’s consultant as requested. It is important to note that staff has indicated that the existing acreage of the three lots can only support the existing density, which is two single family residences and one duplex for a total of 4 -dwelling units. In particular, the three lots total 21, 066 square feet and 21, 000 square feet is needed for two single family residential lots (6,500 square feet each) and one duplex lot (8,000 square feet). Based on the location of existing structures, staff has supported reducing the required lot sizes for Lot 1AR and Lot 2AR since, accumulatively, the three lots provide sufficient square footage to allow the four units as identified. Staff has supported reducing setbacks as a result of the required dedication of right-of-way that will be required as a part of an associated plat. Staff has not supported increasing the maximum lot coverage for Lot 3AR since the applicant is proposing to construct a duplex on that property which would result in 5-dwelling units on the three lots. After our meeting on June 4th, the applicant’s consultant submitted a revised site plan showing a smaller duplex on proposed Lot 3AR eliminating the need to obtain a variance for lot coverage and reduced side yard setbacks. Subsequently, Lot 3AR has been removed from the Variance request. The acreage of Lot 1AR and Lot 2AR is 11,919-square feet which does not support 3 – dwelling units. Since the applicant’s request continues to exceed the overall density of the three lots by one-unit, staff is recommending that the Variances requested for Lot 1AR and Lot 2AR be denied since this is not the minimum adjustment necessary to provide reasonable use of the property. Staff also recommends that the Zoning Board of Adjustment acknowledge the withdrawal of the Variance for lot coverage on Lot 3AR. No other portion of this report has been changed.

Funding Source & Fiscal Impact (if applicable):

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Origination Recommendation Notes:
Denial of the Variance requests associated with proposed Lots 1AR and 2AR; ------------Zoning Board of Adjustment Continued to the June 20, 2019 Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting: 5/23/2019; Zoning Board of Adjustment Denied Variance request associated with Lots 1AR and 2AR and Acknowledge the Applicant’s request to Withdrawal of the Variance request associated to Lots 3AR

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