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Agenda for 08/20/2007
KENTWOOD ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
KENTWOOD CITY HALL
CITY COMMISSION CHAMBERS
AUGUST 20, 2007, 7:30 P.M.
REMINDER SEPTEMBER ZBA MEETING WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2007
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Approval of Minutes of July 16, 2007
4. Public Hearing
Applicant: Guardian Angel Homes
Location: 2400 Forest Hill Avenue, SE
Request: The applicants wish to develop an assisted living facility on a 3.06 acre site which will be split off from a larger 10.32 acre site currently the home of Christ Community Church. The existing parking for the church would be setback one foot from the new property line created by the lot split. The Kentwood Zoning Ordinance requires a minimum parking setback of 45 feet along with a 20 foot landscaped buffer.
The development would consist of four residence buildings and one community building located off of Forest Hill Avenue. The residences will have front yard setbacks of 20 feet (Kentwood Zoning Ordinance requires 35 feet), combined side yard setbacks of 15 feet (Kentwood Zoning Ordinance requires 40 feet) and rear yard setbacks of as little as 20 feet (Kentwood Zoning Ordinance requires 50 feet).
The requested variances are a reduction of 44 feet to the required parking setback, waiving the 20 foot landscape buffer requirement, reduction of 15 feet to the required front yard setback, reduction of 25 feet to the required combined side yard setback and a reduction of 30 feet to the required rear yard setback.
Applicant: The Design Forum, Inc
Location: 4144 Breton Avenue, SE
Request: The applicant wishes to install an on-site identification sign on the property; the proposed sign would six (6) feet in height. The Kentwood Zoning Ordinance limits the height of the sign to four (4) feet. The requested variance is for an increase of in height of two (2) feet from what is permitted by ordinance.
Applicant: Dale Heyboer
Location: 2500 ? 52nd Street, SE
Request: The applicant wishes to erect a barn which is 1,825 square foot in area 45 feet in height on the property, which already contains 2 accessory buildings. The Kentwood Zoning Ordinance limits the area of the accessory building to 120 square feet and the height to 15 feet, the Zoning Ordinance also limits the property to 2 accessory buildings. The requested variances are for an increase in area of 1,705 square feet and an increase in height of 30 feet for the accessory building and to permit a third accessory building on the property.
Applicant: Robert Grooters Development
Location: 4460 ? 44th Street, SE
Request: The applicant wishes to add seventy (70) parking spaces to the property. The additional parking would come to within twenty-five (25) feet of the private road to the east (front yard). Section 10.03.B of the Kentwood Zoning Ordinance requires that the parking be setback at least thirty-five (35) feet. The requested variance is for a reduction of ten (10) feet to the minimum required front yard parking setback
Applicant: Erie Construction Mid-West
Location: 437 Pine Vista Drive, SE
Request: The applicant wishes to construct a 3-season room onto the rear of the existing home. The 3-season room would be setback 22 feet 5 inches from the rear lot line. The Kentwood Zoning Ordinance requires a rear yard building setback of 35 feet. The requested variance is for a reduction of 12 feet 7 inches to the required rear yard building setback.