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Agenda for 12/19/2005
KENTWOOD ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
KENTWOOD CITY HALL
CITY COMMISSION CHAMBERS
DECEMBER 19, 2005, 7:30 P.M.
NOTE: A TRAINING SESSION FOR BOARD MEMBERS WILL BE CONDUCTED BY CITY ATTORNEY JEFF SLUGGETT STARTING AT 6:45 P.M.
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Approval of Minutes of November 21, 2005
4. Old Business
Applicant: Embassy Properties and Investments, LLC
Location: 2500 East Paris Avenue, SE
Applicant has withdrawn their sign variance application.
Applicant: Amvets Post 23
Location: 98 ? 52nd Street, SE
The applicant wishes to place a 32 square-foot and 4-1/2 foot high freestanding monument sign along Kellogg Woods Drive. The Kentwood Zoning Ordinance does not permit a monument sign in conjunction with a freestanding pole sign and limits a freestanding monument sign to a height of 4 feet when less than 10 feet from the public right-of-way. The requested variances are to permit a freestanding monument sign in conjunction with a freestanding pole sign and for a one-half foot increase in permitted sign height.
5. Public Hearing
Applicant: Hope Network of West Michigan
Location: 4345 ? 36th Street, SE
The applicant wishes to expand the existing adult foster care family home to an adult foster care small group home. The Kentwood Zoning Ordinance requires that adult foster care small group homes meet the non-residential parking setback and screening provisions which require a 45-foot parking setback, 20-foot greenbelt and 6-foot high vertical screen. The applicant wishes to retain the existing parking which is setback 21.6 feet from the east property line with no vertical screen. The requested variances are for a reduction of 23.4 feet from the required parking setback and waiver of the screening requirement.
Applicant: Big Splash Studio
Location: North side of 52nd Street, West of East Paris Avenue (Wildflower Creek Subdivision)
The applicant wishes to place a plat entry sign within the boulevard of the entrance into the residential development. The sign would be 28 square feet in area and 60 inches in height. The Kentwood Zoning Ordinance permits plat entry signs within the boulevard of a collector street but limits them to 20 square feet in area and 30 inches in height from the mean grade. The requested variances are for an increase of 8 square feet in area and 30 inches in height from the maximums permitted by ordinance.
Applicant: Valley City Sign
Location: 900-52nd Street
The applicant wishes to install a freestanding pole sign to identify 2 new businesses which will be located on the property. The proposed sign has a clearance of 7 feet from the bottom of the sign to the ground and would be the second freestanding sign on the property. The Kentwood Zoning Ordinance requires a minimum clearance of 10 feet from the bottom of the sign to the ground and permits only one freestanding pole sign. The requested variances are for a reduction of 3 feet to the minimum required clearance from the bottom of the sign to the ground and to permit a second freestanding pole sign on the property.
Applicant: Land Development Solutions
Location: 3333-28th Street
The property owner wishes to construct a new restaurant attached to the existing hotel. A portion of the new restaurant would be setback 21.5 feet from the rear lot line. The Kentwood Zoning Ordinance requires a rear yard setback of 35 feet. The requested variance is for a reduction of 13.5 feet to the required rear yard setback.