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MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD Thursday, May 13, 2004 Village Hall Summary of Meeting

The Planning and Zoning Board of the Village of Miami Shores held its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Thursday, May 13, 2004, at the Village Hall. Chairman Richard Fernandez called the meeting to order at 6:45 PM.

ROLL CALL  

Members Present

Richard Fernandez, Chairman

 Tim Crutchfield 

Robert Abramitis

Cesar Sastre

Donald Shockey

 

Planning and Zoning Staff Present

Al Berg, Director of Planning and Zoning

Richard Sarafan, Village Attorney

Others in Attendance

Pablo Andrade, Recording Assistant

Members of the Board disclosed that they have visited some of the properties to be discussed in the meeting. Mr. Richard Sarafan swore in everyone who will be testifying in this meeting.

APPROVAL OF THE MARCH 25, 2004 MEETING MINUTES

Minutes of the March 25, 2004, meeting were differed until May 27, 2004.

SCHEDULED ITEMS

ITEM I:

Case #: PZ 04-0422-01
Applicant: Parry Real Estate (Owner)
Alha Calzada Carter (Tenant)
Address: 175 N.E 96th Street, Miami Shores, Florida.
Request: Sec. 504(f)(1)(g)(2): Sign approval-window sign.

Mr. Al Berg explained the basis of the applicant's request, and he spoke that staff recommended approval. After a brief discussion about this case, Mr. Tim Crutchfield made a motion that the applicant request for window signage at the location listed be approved. Mr. Cesar Sastre seconded the motion. Motion passed 5-0

ITEM II:

Case #: PZ 04-0422-03
Applicant: Kenny Pichardo (Owner)
Address: 1131 N.E 104th Street, Miami Shores, Florida.
Request: Sec. 518(a): Front yard fence 3 ½' white metal

Mr. Al Berg explained the basis of the applicant's request, and he recommended approval. After a brief discussion about this case, It was moved by Mr. Robert Abramitis and seconded by Mr. Tim Crutchfield that the applicant's request about installing a white 3 ½' metal fence and a sliding gate in the front yard of his property at the above referenced address be approved. Motion passed 5-0.

ITEM III:

Case #: PZ 04-0226-03
Applicant: Machado Investments (Owner)
D.F. Builders (Agent)
Address: 469 N.E 91st Street, Miami Shores, Florida.
Request: Sec. 604: Site plan approval-new house.

The applicant or a representative were not present. It was moved by Mr. Tim Crutchfield and seconded by Mr. Richard Fernandez that this item be tabled until the applicant was present. Motion passed 5-0.

ITEM IV:

Case #: PZ 04-0422-02
Applicant: Orlando Crespo (Owner)
Address: 9600 North Miami Avenue, Miami Shores, Florida.
Request: Sec. 604: Site plan approval-garage enclosure.

The applicant or a representative were not present. It was moved by Mr. Tim Crutchfield and seconded by Mr. Cesar Sastre that this item be tabled until the applicant was present. Motion passed 5-0.

ITEM V:

Case #: PZ 04-0422-03
Applicant: Conrad and Cynthia Brown (Owner)
Address: 117 N.E. 98th Street, Miami Shores, Florida.
Request: Sec. 400/401: Requesting variance to front setback - 21' where 25' are
required; side setback – 5' where 10' are required; Sec 604: Site plan
approval.

Mr. Al Berg explained the basis of the applicant's request. He explained that staff did not recommend approval for the variance requests submitted by the applicant because they were not consistent with the current code. Mr. Brown Jr. explained to the board some of the technicalities and the basis of his application. Mr. Brown expressed his intentions for his request to be consistent with the current code. Mr. Richard Sarafan spoke that the hardship standard requires the applicant to show a unique situation that is different from most of other neighbors; that without the variance it wouldn't be possible to use the property, reasonably. Members of the board analyzed and discussed the request of the applicant. Mr. Tim Crutchfield made a motion that the applicant's application for variance on front porch columns and wide sidewalk be approved and the side set back for the drive be denied. Mr. Donald Shockey seconded the motion. Motion passed 3-2 (Mr. Fernandez and Mr. Abramitis voted no)

ITEM VI:

Case #: PZ 04-0422-05 (a)
Applicant: Barry University
Address: 400 N.W. 115th Street, Miami Shores, Florida.
Request: Sec 604: Site plan approval – New Dorm.

Mr. Al Berg explained the basis of the applicant's request, and he spoke that staff recommended approval.

Members of the board expressed their concerns and opinions about the application requesting site plan approval. Mr. Timothy Czerniac from Barry University gave a brief explanation of the applicant's goal. In addition, he introduced the rest of the speakers who will be presenting in the meeting. Mr. Cannon, who also represents the applicant, explained that what applicant is proposing in the overall master plan is basically a continuation of the perimeter roof system. Also, he spoke about the technicalities involved in the development of the project including parking and landscaping. Mr. Richard Sarafan spoke that under the Village's parking ordinance in order for parking spaces to count towards the building, it has to be in the same plot. After further discussions about the project, Mr. Robert Abramitis made a motion that site plan be approved conditioned upon Barry University and Miami Shores Village Attorneys reaching agreement on restrictive covenant to address a parking lot outside of the Village's boundaries containing the additional parking spaces. Mr. Cesar Sastre seconded the motion. It was moved in amendment by Mr. Tim Crutchfield and seconded by Mr. Cesar Sastre that site plan be approved conditioned upon Barry University and Miami Shores Village Attorneys reaching agreement on restrictive covenant to address a parking lot outside of the Village's boundaries, to guarantee that all parking will remain parking, to comply with the parking requirements set forward in the current plan and to pick up 20 additional spaces that were not shown in the plan. Amending motion and main motion passed 5-0.

Case #: PZ 04-0422-05 (b)
Applicant: Barry University
Address: 400 N.W. 115th Street, Miami Shores, Florid
Request: Sec 604: Site plan approval – New medical sciences building

Mr. Al Berg explained the basis of the applicant's request. He spoke that staff recommended to table the request. There was not enough information from the applicant to make a recommendation in favor. Mr. Cannon explained the application. Dr. Evans from Barry University explained the basis of the project. Members of the board discussed the project in general. They came to the conclusion that there is not enough information to make a decision based upon the application. Mr. Abramitis spoke that he would like to see the applicant to come back with a scale that relates to human beings. Also, It needs to have harmony and integration with Barry University and the Village of Miami Shores in General. Mr. Fernandez spoke that he would like to see a detailed item in reference to parking and how it is calculated. Mr. Tim Crutchfield made a motion to table the application. Mr. Cesar Sastre seconded the motion. Motion passed 5-0

ADJOURNEMNT

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 10:00 PM.

The next meeting will be held in the Village Hall at 7:00 p.m. on May 13, 2004