Public Hearing on the request of Kevin Dreyfuss-Wells, RDL Architects, on behalf of Metropolitan Holdings LLC, 3393 Warrensville Center Road, to the Board of Zoning Appeals for a variance to the design standards prohibiting vinyl siding in order to construct a mixed use building at the corners of Warrensville Center, Farnsleigh and Helen Roads. The Commercial Mixed-Use zoning district design standards prohibit the use of vinyl siding. The vinyl lap siding on the Arcadia building is proposed on the interior courtyard walls only. The exterior walls are brick, stone and cement board lap siding. The project was approved for site plan and variances in March 2023.
Public Hearing on the request of Jim McCaskey, McCaskey Landscape & Design, representing Donna and Jim Ferrante, 14412 Larchmere Boulevard, to the Board of Zoning Appeals for a variance to the fence location and height regulations on a corner lot. The applicant proposes a 4-foot tall black aluminum ornamental fence at the corner of Larchmere Boulevard and Wicklow Road. The fence is proposed to extend from the Wicklow Road side of the house, across the driveway and be located 35 feet off the Wicklow Road sidewalk. Code requires that fences located in corner side yards not extend in front of the setback line of the principal building on the adjacent lot. The adjacent house on Wicklow Road is set back 60 feet. Code allows a fence height of 3 feet tall in a corner front yard. The fence is proposed to be screened from the street view by extensive proposed landscaping including Norway spruce trees and giant arborvitae bushes. The fence is proposed to enclose a proposed in-ground pool and contain the applicant’s dogs.
Public Hearing on the request of Ellen Seguin, Lakeside Linen Supply, 16500 Chagrin Boulevard, to the City Planning Commission for a conditional use permit for a limited production and processing business in order to operate a linen processing and delivery company. The business is proposed to occupy an area of the building facing Lee Road. The business processes bed and bath linens and towels for vacation homes, college and universities, retreats and camps with a pick up and delivery service. The linens are stored and assembled on site. The CM Commercial Mixed-Use zoning district requires a conditional use permit for limited production and processing uses. City Council confirmation is required for conditional use permits.