Planning Board Staff Report

 


 

PLANNING BOARD HEARING

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

Hearing Date

September 22, 2011

Meeting Time

7:00 P.M.

File Number

PZ-8-11-2011256

Folio Number

11-3206-013-1100

Owner

Isaias Cruz, 9817 N. Miami Avenue, Miami Shores FL 33150

Applicant

Same

Agent

None

Property Address

9817 N. Miami Avenue

Legal Description

1 53 41 6 53 42 PB 10-70 MIAMI SHORES SEC 1 AMD LOT 12 & S20FT LOT 11 & N5FT OF LOT 13 BLK 8 LOT SIZE 75.000 X 130 OR 19305-2687 09 2000 1

Property Size-Sq Ft

9,750

Building Adjusted Sq Ft

1,320

Flood Zone

X

 

Zoning

R17.5

Future Land Use Designation

Single Family Residential

Existing Use

One-family dwelling

Comprehensive Plan Consistency

Yes

Existing Structure

1-story; 2 bed / 1 bath

Year Built

1940

 

Subject

Pursuant to Articles IV, V and IV of Appendix A Zoning, Special site plan review and approval for a garage conversion to an entertainment room and laundry room.

Action Required

Approve, Approve with Conditions, or Deny the application

Other Required Approvals

Village Building Permits

Department of Health or DERM

Staff Report

David A. Dacquisto AICP, Director, Planning and Zoning

Report Date

August 16, 2011

                     

 

Background

 

Applicant is applying for site plan approval to legalize a previous garage conversion.  The applicant states that a former owner converted the 200 square foot garage to create an entertainment room and a laundry room.  The new owner is proposing retain the entertainment room and a laundry room.

 

The existing garage door will be removed and replaced by a wall with a window.

 

Analysis

 

The proposed driveway in front of the residence will accommodates 2 cars.  The applicant will require Miami Dade County approval for the driveway access off N. Miami Avenue.

 

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 proposed conversion will require DERM or Department of Health approval.

 

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

 

Recommendation

 

Planning and Zoning staff recommends APPROVAL of the site plan to convert a 200 square foot garage to an entertainment room and laundry room 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 Articles IV, 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.  Should the board find that the applicant merits approval, staff recommends that the following conditions apply:

 

1)      Approval is granted to convert a 200 square foot garage to an entertainment room and  laundry room.

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

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

4)      Applicant to obtain all required building permits for work previously undertaken without building permits.

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.