Planning Board Staff Report

 


 

MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE PLANNING BOARD HEARING

Miami Shores Village Town Hall  Council Chambers  10050 NE 2nd Avenue  Miami Shores

Hearing Date

March 22, 2012

Meeting Time

7:00 P.M.

File Number

PZ-2-12-20125

Folio Number

11-3206-013-2590

Owner

Paul & Magdalena Cauchi, 131 NE 96th Street, Miami Shores

Applicant

Same

Agent

James Poole, 1748 NW 29th Way, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33311

Property Address

131 NE 96th Street

Legal Description

MIAMI SHORES SEC 1 AMD PB 10-70 LOT 19 & W1/2 LOT 20 BLK 19 LOT SIZE 75.000 X 115 OR 14619-2019 0790 1 OR 27094-1619 1109 01

Property Size-Sq Ft

8,625

Building Adjusted Sq Ft

1,688

Flood Zone

X

 

Zoning

R20

Future Land Use Designation

Single Family Residential

Existing Use

One-family dwelling

Comprehensive Plan Consistency

Yes

Existing Structure

1-story; 3 bed / 2 bath

Year Built

1951

 

Subject

Special site plan review and approval. Garage conversion.

Action Required

Approve, Approve with Conditions, or Deny the application

Other Required Approvals

Village Building Permits

Department of Health or PERA

Staff Report

David A. Dacquisto, Director of Planning and Zoning

Report Date

February 27, 2012

                     

 

Background

 

The garage is at the rear of the property.

 

Applicant is applying for site plan approval to legalize a converted 295 square foot garage to a 165 square foot bedroom and 38 square bathroom. The applicant will provide a 5 foot landscape strip between the driveway and residence and will develop a parking pad that will accommodate 2 cars.

 

The converted garage will be accessible from the kitchen. The existing garage door will be removed and a block wall with windows will be constructed. The rear door from the garage will also be closed.

 

Analysis

 

The driveway in back of the residence will accommodate 2 cars.

 

The conversion will be compatible with the design of the existing residence.

 

Applicant to complete a covenant in the form of a “Declaration of Use” assuring the property is used only for a single family purpose, record the document with the Miami-Dade County Recorder and provide a copy of the recorded document to the Planning Director.

 

The proposal is consistent with the technical provisions of the Zoning Code.

 

Recommendation

 

In acting on a site plan, the Planning Board must make a finding that the proposed improvements are harmonious with the community, as required in Articles V and VI of Appendix A Zoning of the Code of Ordinances, and, in that regard, may add further conditions or delete or modify staff recommended conditions, deny the application, or continue the item for future consideration.

 

Planning and Zoning staff recommends APPROVAL of the site plan to convert a 295 square foot garage to a 165 square foot bedroom and 38 square foot bathroom with a finding that it is consistent with the technical provisions of the Code.

 

Should the board find that the applicant merits approval, staff recommends that the following conditions apply:

 

1)      Approval is granted to convert a 295 square foot garage to a 165 square foot bedroom and 38 square foot bathroom.

2)      Applicant to provide and maintain not less than two (2) parking spaces on the plot.

3)      A five (5) foot landscape strip shall be provided between the driveway and residence.

4)      Applicant to obtain all required building permits for work already begun or completed.

5)      Applicant to obtain all required building permits before beginning work.

6)      Applicant to meet all applicable code provisions at the time of permitting.

7)      Applicant to complete a covenant in the form of a “Declaration of Use” assuring the property is used only for a single family purpose, record the covenant with the Miami-Dade County Recorder and provide the planning director with a copy of the recorded document prior to the final inspection by the Building Official.

8)      This zoning permit will lapse and become invalid unless the work for which it was approved is started within one (1) year of the signing of the development order by the board chair, or if the work authorized by it is suspended or abandoned for a period of at least one (1) year.