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AGENDA
KENTWOOD ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
KENTWOOD CITY HALL
CITY COMMISSION CHAMBERS
APRIL 20, 2014, 7:00 P.M.
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  1. Call to Order
 
  1. Roll Call
 
  1. Approval of Minutes of March 16, 2015
 
  1. Public Hearing
 

Appeal #V-15-04

 
Applicant:                               Islamic Mosque & Religious Institute
Location:                                 3357 & 3375 East Paris Avenue, SE
 
Request:                                  The applicant wishes to expand their parking lot.  The expanded parking would have a front yard parking setback of 13 feet; a parking setback of 4 feet from the south lot line; pavement to within 1-foot of the south lot line; and no landscaping or vertical screen.  Section 8.03.B of the Zoning Ordinance requires a minimum front yard parking setback of 35 feet; Sections 8.03.C.2 & 17.06.C.1 require 45-foot parking setback and a 20-foot buffer, which includes a 6-foot vertical screen, along the south property line; and Section 19.03.C requires a 10-foot wide landscape buffer containing 4 canopy trees and 18 shrubs along the south property line.  The requested variances are for a reduction of 22 feet to the front yard parking setback; reduction of 41 feet to the parking setback from the south lot line and a waiver from the buffering and landscaping requirements along the south lot line.