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Agenda for 03/03/2009
SPECIAL KENTWOOD ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS MEETING
KENTWOOD CITY HALL
CITY COMMISSION CHAMBERS
MARCH 3, 2009, 5:30 P.M.
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Approval of Minutes of February 16, 2009
4. Public Hearing
Applicant: DEG Development
Location: 4401 & 4515 ? 28th Street, SE
Request: The applicant wishes to install wall signage on the south side of a proposed building at 4401 ? 28th Street. The wall signage would total 590.4 square feet. The Kentwood Zoning Ordinance limits the wall signage to 345 square feet. The requested variance is for an increase in sign area of 245.4 square feet.
The applicant wishes to replace an existing 80 square foot freestanding sign at 4515 ? 28th Street with a new 150 square foot freestanding sign. The sign would be used to identify off-site businesses. The Kentwood Zoning Ordinance limits the size of the sign on the subject site to 87 square feet and requires that all signs, with the exception of billboards, official signs and noncommercial signs, pertain only to the business activity conducted on the premises. The requested variances are for an increase in sign area of 63 square feet, to exceed the maximum allowable sign area by 50 square feet and to permit an off-site sign.
The applicant wishes to construct a 14 foot high wrought iron fence. Section 3.19.C.2 of the Kentwood Zoning Ordinance limits the height of any fence in a non-residential district to no more than 8 feet. The requested variance is for an increase in height of 6 feet over the maximum allowed by ordinance.
The applicant wishes to construct a non-residential private driveway that would provide access to 28th Street for up to 7 parcels. It is the interpretation of the Kentwood Zoning Administrator that pursuant to Sections 2.02.S and 18.03.A of the Kentwood Zoning Ordinance a non-residential drive serving more than 4 parcels must meet the non-residential private street requirements; otherwise, a non-residential drive serving more than 1 and fewer than 5 lots is classified as a private driveway. The requested variance is to allow 7 lots to be served by a non-residential private driveway.