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Minutes - 10/11/2012 CITY OF BOULDER BOARD OF ZONING ADJUSTMENT ACTION MINUTES October 11, 2012 5 p.m. 1777 Broadway, Council Chambers Board Members Present: Michael Hirsch, Elizabeth Hondorf, Thomas Krueger, Ellen McCready Board Members Absent: Laura Coates City Attorney Representing Board: Tom Carr, City Attorney Staff Members Present: Brian Holmes, Dave Thacker, Susan Meissner, James Hewat 1. CALL TO ORDER: T. Krueger called the meeting to order at 5:02 p.m. 2. BOARD HEARING: Docket No.: 2012-07 Address: 401 Pine Street Applicant: Elana Amsterdam As a part of a request to relocate an exterior stair and upper landing on an existing non- standard detached garage, the applicant is requesting a variance to the side yard setback from a street. The resulting side yard setback from a street will be 4'-5" where 12'-6" is required, and where the existing non-standard garage is located approximately 5" from the property line. Section of the Land Use Regulations to be modified: Section 9-7-1, BRC 1981. Staff Presentation B. Holmes presented the item to the board. Staff is in support of the application as requested. J. Hewat answered board questions regarding the Landmarks Board approval. Applicant's Presentation A.Shaver, 2115 Meadow Avenue, project architect, presented to the board. S.Pancost 492 Riverside Drive, Lyons, project contractor, presented to the board. E.Amsterdam, 615 Highland Avenue, answered the board's questions. Public Hearing No one from the public addressed the board. Board Discussion N1. Hirsch, B. Handorf, and T. Krueger preferred that the stair stay on the east side of the garage and expressed concern over its relocation to the south. They liked the proposals to maintain the curb cuts, remove the old driveway and replace it with vegetation, and move garage access to the alley to the north, as they are congruent with the historic fabric of the neighborhood. E. McReady agreed that the cast side is preferable but also felt the request was reasonable and that south-facing stairs would provide better access from 4'h Street. Motion n tr motion by 1l. Hirsch, seconded by E. 11elZeadv, the Board of %onin Adjustment _a )premed 3-1 (L. Coats absent, B. Handorf in opuosilion) the application (Docket 2012- 06) as submitted. 3. GENERAL DISCUSSION: A. Approval of Minutes On a motion by E. McReadv. seconded by 11.1-firsch, the Board ol'%oning Adjustment approved (3-0) (L. Coats absent, T.Krueger recused himself due to absence at last meeting) the August 9, 2012 minutes. B. Matters from the Board C. Matters from the City Attorney D. Matters from Staff a. B. Holmes introduced D. Thacker, the new Chief Building Official, to the board. b. The board agreed to move the date for the board retreat to March or April to coincide with incoming board members. 4. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business to come before the board at this time, BY MOTION RF,GULARLY ADOPTED, THE MEE'T'ING WAS ADJO[JRNLD AT 6:1 S P.M. 21f11 kOVI:1) B f r' DAZE Page 2 of 2