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Planning Board Minutes - December 11, 2014

MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE PLANNING BOARD MEETING

 

Village Hall Council Chambers

10050 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores

 

DECEMBER 11, 2014

THURSDAY, 7:00 P.M.

 

In Attendance:

David Dacquisto, Planning & Zoning Director

Richard Sarafan, Village Attorney

Mariana Gracia, Recording Secretary

 

I) ROLL CALL: Richard Fernandez, Robert Abramitis, John Busta, Sid Reese-Present.

Steve Zelkowitz - Absent

 

II) BOARD MEMBER DISCLOSURES

 

Individual Board Members disclosed properties they had visited with respect to applicants appearing before the Board.

 

III) ACTION ITEMS: PUBLIC HEARING

 

1) None

 

IV) MINUTES

 

1) November 13, 2014.

 

Mr. Busta moved approval of the November 13, 2014 minutes as presented. Mr. Reese seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

V) SCHEDULED ITEMS

 

1) SWEARING IN OF WITNESSES BY VILLAGE ATTORNEY:

 

“Do you solemnly swear or affirm that the testimony you are about to give will be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.”

Mr. Sarafan swore in the witnesses present for the Board Meeting.

 

VI) TABLED ITEMS

 

1) PZ-10-14-2014139: 905 NE 92nd Street, (Owner) Paul Goldenberg, (Applicant) Same, (Agent) Victor Bruce; Pursuant to Articles IV, V and VI of Appendix A Zoning, Sec. 400 Schedule of Regulations and Sec. 600. Site plan review and approval required. First story addition, new concrete tile roof.

Motion to move item from table – Motion by Mr. Abramitis – Seconded by Mr. Reese – Approved unanimously.

Mr. Dacquisto provided information relating to the application. Staff recommends approval with certain conditions which Mr. Dacquisto read into the record. Victor Bruce was present and did not wish to address the Board. Mr. Busta moved to approve the application subject to Staff recommended conditions. Mr. Reese seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

VII) NEW ITEMS – Files No’s 2014142 and 2014144 were deleted and will not be used.

 

1) PZ-11-14-2014143: 9045 Biscayne Boulevard, (Owner) Shore Square Properties, (Applicant) Family Dollar, (Agent) Art Sign Co., Denise Williams; Pursuant to Articles IV, V and VI of Appendix A Zoning, Sec. 400 Schedule of Regulations, Sec. 504. (f) (1) and Sec. 600. Site plan review and approval required. Signs.

Mr. Dacquisto provided information relating to the application. Staff recommends approval with certain conditions which Mr. Dacquisto read into the record. Denisse Williams was present she stated that the sign was smaller than it looked in the application. The Board asked questions. Mr. Abramitis moved to approve the application subject to Staff recommended conditions. Mr. Reese seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

2) PZ-11-14-2014145: 526 NE 97th Street, (Owner) Allison Ludicke, (Applicant) Same, (Agent) James Chastmet; Pursuant to Articles IV, V and VI of Appendix A Zoning, Sec. 400 Schedule of Regulations and Sec. 600. Site plan review and approval required. First story addition. Garage conversion.

Mr. Dacquisto provided information relating to the application for a first story addition and garage conversion. Staff recommends approval with certain conditions which Mr. Dacquisto read into the record. Allison Ludicke was present. The Board asked questions to Mr. Dacquisto. Mr. Dacquisto responded. Ms. Ludicke - 526 NE 27th Street. She addressed the issue of the outside shower which will not tie into the septic tank. When asked about building code compliance Mr. Dacquisto stated the shower would be reviewed for building code compliance by the Building Official. Mr. Busta moved to approve the application subject to Staff recommended conditions. Mr. Abramitis seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

3) PZ-11-14-2014146: Unit Address: 159 NE 97th Street; Building Address: 9710 NE 2nd Avenue, (Owner) Ruben Matz, (Applicant) Christopher Vendryes, (Agent) None; Pursuant to Articles IV, V and VI of Appendix A Zoning, Sec. 400 Schedule of Regulations and Sec. 600. Site plan review and approval required. Change of use, From General Office to Personal Care Operation: Laser hair removal and aesthetic center.

Mr. Dacquisto provided information relating to the application for a change of use from a general office to a personal care operation, laser hair removal and aesthetic center. Staff recommends approval with certain conditions which Mr. Dacquisto read into the record. Dr. Christopher Vendryes was present. Dr. Vendryes states that the building owner has decided to use the space he had planned to lease for his personal use. The Chairman expressed his concern about the use for the property. The Board made comments and asked questions regarding changing the location of the request. Mr. Abramitis motion to table. Mr. Reese seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

4) PZ-11-14-2014147: 9617 N Miami Avenue, (Owner) Juan Giraldo, (Applicant) Same, (Agent) None; Pursuant to Articles IV, V and VI of Appendix A Zoning, Sec. 400 Schedule of Regulations and Sec. 600. Site plan review and approval required. First story addition. Flat roof covered terrace.

Mr. Dacquisto provided information relating to the application for a first story addition to construct a flat roof covered terrace. Staff recommends approval with certain conditions which Mr. Dacquisto read into the record. Mr. Dacquisto addressed the Board. Mr. Juan Giraldo was present. Mr. Sarafan requested that Mr. Giraldo sign the Owners Affidavit as a condition of approval. The Board asked questions. Mr. Busta moved to approve the application subject to Staff recommended conditions and with the condition that the signed Affidavit be submitted. Mr. Reese seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

5) PZ-11-14-2014148: 278 NE 103rd Street, (Owner) HB Growth Properties; Bartosz Uzarowski, (Applicant) Same, (Agent) None; Pursuant to Articles IV, V and VI of Appendix A Zoning, Sec. 400 Schedule of Regulations and Sec. 600. Site plan review and approval required. Garage conversion.

Mr. Dacquisto provided information relating to the application for garage conversion. Staff recommends approval with certain conditions which Mr. Dacquisto read into the record. Mr. Bartosz Uzarowski was present. He clarified that they are only having a garage conversion. Not a first story addition. Public comments from Petronella Kova. She wanted to make sure that this was the owner. The Board clarifies that he is the owner. Mr. Abramitis moved to approve with the condition that the driveway flares did not exceed 5’. Mr. Busta Seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

6) PZ-11-14-2014149: 1226 NE 100th Street, (Owner) Valdivia Holding LLC; (Applicant) Same, (Agent) Sebastian Agosta; Pursuant to Articles IV, V and VI of Appendix A Zoning, Sec. 400 Schedule of Regulations, Sec. 534 and Sec. 600. Site plan review and approval required. First story addition.

Mr. Sarafan states that there is an administrative issue. The Valdivia Holdings has been involuntarily dissolved. He questioned Mr. Andres Holan. Mr. Sarafan suggested that Valdivia Holding LLC needed to resolve their issue of involuntary dissolution before proceeding. The Board addressed the Applicant. Mr. Busta moved to table the item to the next meeting. Mr. Reese Seconded the motion. The motion was approved unanimously.

 

7) PZ-11-14-2014150: 1420 NE 103rd Street, (Owner) Anne Litzenberg, (Applicant) Same, (Agent) Omar Moreno; Pursuant to Articles IV, V and VI of Appendix A Zoning, Sec. 400 Schedule of Regulations, Sec 518 (2), Sec. 534 and Sec. 600. Site plan review and approval required. Waterfront development. New residence.

Mr. Dacquisto provided information relating to the application for a new residence. Staff recommends approval with certain conditions which Mr. Dacquisto read into the record. Omar Moreno was present. The Board asked questions to Mr. Dacquisto. The Board expressed concern about the solid wall facing the neighbors. Mr. Moreno addressed the Board’s concerns. He said he could add some windows to address the issue. The Board and Mr. Moreno discussed the plans. Chairman Fernandez makes suggestions for changes in the plans. Mr. Moreno made some changes in his plans and proceeded to show the Board what his plan would look like. Mr. Abramitis made a motion to table to the end of the meeting made by. Mr. Busta seconded the motion to table the item to the end of the meeting and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

8) PZ-11-14-2014151: 1050 NE 105th Street, (Owner) Philippe Alluard, (Applicant) Same, (Agent) Anne Jackaway; Pursuant to Articles IV, V and VI of Appendix A Zoning, Sec. 400 Schedule of Regulations, Sec. 534 and Sec. 600. Site plan review and approval required. First story addition and façade improvements.

Mr. Dacquisto provided information relating to the application for changes façade improvements to the front of the residence. Staff recommends approval with certain conditions which Mr. Dacquisto read into the record. Ms. Anne Jackaway was present. 2630 SW 28th Street, Coconut Grove, FL. She clarified that they are adding a pergola area at the rear of the residence. Mr. Dacquisto said it meets planning code. Motion made by Mr. Busta to approve subject to staff recommendations for a terrace. Mr. Reese seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

Item tabled to the end of the meeting.

 

PZ-11-14-2014150: 1420 NE 103rd Street, (Owner) Anne Litzenberg, (Applicant) Same, (Agent) Omar Moreno; Pursuant to Articles IV, V and VI of Appendix A Zoning, Sec. 400 Schedule of Regulations, Sec 518 (2), Sec. 534 and Sec. 600. Site plan review and approval required. Waterfront development. New residence.

Mr. Abramitis made a motion to move the tabled item. Mr. Busta seconded the motion and the motion was unanimously approved.

Mr. Moreno displayed all the drawings in the chamber area. Mr. Fernandez invited the public to take a look at the drawings. Mr. Moreno explains the changes to the drawings and provides amended drawings to the Board with window additions. Albert Toussaint present and made comments and questions.

Mr. Abramitis made a Motion to approve the application as amended subject to Staff recommendations and adding a condition that a 1 ½ ft. tall fence/wall is approved for the front yard and a 1 ½ ft. high septic mound, should the applicant find that either must be higher the applicant is to return to the Planning and Zoning Board for approval of each modification. Mr. Reese seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

VIII) DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

1) 2015 Meeting Calendar

Mr. Dacquisto will post 2015 calendar on the web site with the approved changes.

 

IX) NEXT WORKSHOP – TBD.

 

1) Barry University, University Campus Master Plan.

2) Village Council Request: Planning Board to review the current zoning for the annexed area and to consider comprehensive plan, zoning code and zoning map amendments for the area.

3) Village Council Request: Planning Board to review the current zoning code provisions for fences and consider amending the code; to permit 6 ft. fences in the side and rear yards; to allow additional building materials including solid boards of pvc and plastic-composite. The use of metal plates. Addition the 6’ height.

 

Discussion:

 

The Chairman made recommendations to look at the following locations: Miami Shores Elementary School has a 6’ chain link fence, NE 102 Street and 1st Avenue-White Unicorn, Miami Country Dade Property fence, NE 94th historic homes- 7’ high fence, Biscayne/NE 6th Avenue. Counsel suggests having a video of the different properties. The Chairman would like Ismael’s input on the use of pvc. Mr. Abramitis would like to have the police depts. input on the height of the fences. Mr. Sarafan answered the concerns. Next workshop tentatively set for next January 29th, 2015.

 

X) NEXT REGULAR HEARING – January 22, 2015.

 

XI) ADJOURNMENT

 

The December 11, 2014 Planning & Zoning Meeting was adjourned at 8:50 PM.