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CALL TO ORDER: 6:30 P.M.
LOCATION: ST. CLOUD
NINTH STREET, 3RD FLOOR
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
ROLL CALL: Kimberly
STAFF MEMBERS: David
Nearing, Director of Planning and Zoning
Morgeson, City Attorney
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: March 8, 2006
Mr. Placencia made a motion to approve the minutes.
Mr. Spinola seconded the motion.
All Ayes 5-0 to approve the minutes.
(a) CASE NUMBER: 2006-09
VARIANCE PETITION DETAILS: The Applicant is
requesting a variance to the requirements of the Land Development Code, Section
3.2.5.A and Table III-4 to allow two Single Family units instead of one Duplex
in the “R-2” Single- and Two-family Dwelling District.
All parties were sworn in at this time.
Mr. Nearing presented the case
(see attached). Staff recommends approval. All criteria have been met.
Mr. Beigel asked if the lots would
Mr. Nearing noted each would be
Mr. Norris asked if the lots were
95’, how they both could be 50’ lots.
Mr. Nearing explained that one lot
is 50’ for the entire distance and one lot is 45’ for the first 65’ and then
spreads out to 50’ for the remainder.
Mr. Norris acknowledged that the
front of the lot is 95’ and the back of the lot is 100’.
Mr. Nearing noted that is correct.
Mr. Spinola asked when the
property was purchased.
Mr. Schroeder noted it was
approximately 2 years ago.
Mr. Spinola asked the applicant if
he knew there would only be one house allowed
on the property when it was purchased.
Mr. Schroeder noted he was not
aware of that.
Mr. Spinola noted that the code
had already changed that only one house could be built on the lot when the property was purchased.
Mr. Schroeder noted when the property was
purchased, they had intended to remodel the house and make it a rental
property. That changed when they thought they could tear the existing house down and build two houses on the
Mr. Beigel asked if the drawings
were Mr. Schroeder’s.
Mr. Schroeder noted they were
Danny Quinn’s, the contractor.
Mr. Beigel asked if the garages would
be in the front and he would be utilizing the alley in the back at all.
Mr. Schroeder noted there were two
garages back there. He noted one is his and he is not sure who the other one
Mr. Nearing noted the neighbor has
10’ feet and the applicant has 10’. This is not a true alley. It is a special
setback that was imposed on certain blocks in the City’s grid section. People
have been traversing and using it as an alley for years. It is not a true
Mr. Placencia asked Mr. Schroeder
what type of homes he will build.
Mr. Schroeder noted each will be
Mr. Placencia asked about the
Mr. Schroeder noted that his
contractor, Danny Quinn, just built 2 homes on Indiana Avenue and the homes
will be similar to those.
Mr. Placencia asked if the
proposed homes would be similar to the homes in the area or would they be more
modern on the exterior.
Mr. Schroeder noted the homes will
compliment the area.
Mr. Paulsen asked Mr. Schroeder, just
to clarify, if the existing home will be demolished and two new homes will be
built in its place.
Mr. Schroeder noted that was
correct as well as the garage.
Mr. Norris asked if the houses
would be rentals or be sold or the applicant would be living there.
Mr. Schroeder noted the grandson will
live in one and he probably will be selling
the other one.
Mr. Norris made a motion to
approve the variance. All 6-criteria have been met.
The motion passed 5-0.
In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act,
person needing assistance to participate in any of these proceedings should
contact the Secretary/Clerk of the Committee/Board (listed below), prior to the
meeting. (FS 296.26)
Sherry Taylor, Secretary City
of St. Cloud
Board of Adjustment 1300
(407) 957-7203 St.
Cloud, FL 34769