Planning Board Staff Report

 


 

PLANNING BOARD HEARING

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

Hearing Date

February 24, 2011

Meeting Time

7:00 P.M.

File Number

PZ-1-11-2011224

Folio Number

11-3205-019-0020

Owner

Raphael Levy, 10276 NE 12th Avenue, Miami Shores FL 33138

Applicant

Same

Agent

None

Property Address

10276 NE 12th Avenue, Miami Shores FL 33138

Legal Description

5 53 42 MIAMI SHORES SEC 8 REV PB 43-67 LOT 2 BLK 175 LOT SIZE IRREGULAR OR 20480-4430 06 2002 1 COC 24921-4992 08 2006 1

Property Size-Sq Ft

12,220

Building Adjusted Sq Ft

2,479

Flood Zone

X

 

Zoning

R25

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

1949

 

Subject

Special Approvals, Sections 600 & 523:

Site Plan Approval, Sec. 523.1 Construction, Garage conversion.

Action Required

Approve, Approve with Conditions, or Deny the application

Other Required Approvals

Village Building Permits

     

Staff Report

David A. Dacquisto AICP, Director, Planning and Zoning

Report Date

February 2, 2011

                     

 

Background

 

The applicant is proposing to convert a single stall attached garage to a 300 square foot storage area and laundry room.  The converted space is accessible through the kitchen and proposes new French doors to access the storage space from the north.  The existing garage door will be removed and the opening closed with block and windows.

 

There is an existing driveway that will provide parking for two vehicles.

 

Analysis

 

The driveway must be cut back 5 feet from the garage entrance.

 

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

 

Planning and Zoning staff recommends APPROVAL of the site plan with a finding that it is consistent with the technical provisions of the Code.  However, the Planning Board must make a finding that the proposed improvements are harmonious with the community, as required in Section 523 of the Code 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.  Should the board find that the applicant merits approval, staff recommends that the following conditions apply:

 

1)      Applicant to secure necessary DERM or Department of Health approval for the septic system prior to the issuance of a village building permit

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

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

4)      Applicant to create a five (5) foot landscape strip between the converted garage and the driveway.

5)      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.

6)      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.