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Planning Board Minutes - September 18, 2014

 

In Attendance:

David Dacquisto, Planning & Zoning Director

Barbara Estep, Village Clerk

Richard Sarafan, Village Attorney

 

 

I)      ROLL CALL:   Richard Fernandez, Robert Abramitis, John Busta, Sid Reese, Steve Zelkowitz

 

II)     BOARD MEMBER DISCLOSURES

 

Individual Board Members disclosed properties they had visited and/or correspondence they had received with respect to applicants appearing before the Board.

 

III)    ACTION ITEMS: PUBLIC HEARING

 

1)     None

 

IV)   MINUTES

 

1)     July 24, 2014.

 

Mr. Zelkowitz moved to approve the July 24, 2014 Minutes as presented.  Mr. Busta 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)     None

 

II)     NEW ITEMS

 

1)      PZ-8-14-2014118: 1480 NE 103rd Street, (Owner) RE Inception Inc., (Applicant) Oliver Alonso, (Agent) Robert Rossi; 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. Waterfront development. Dock.

 

Mr. Dacquisto provided information relating to the application, stating that staff recommended approval of the application with certain conditions which he read into the record.  Mr. Zelkowitz moved to approve the application subject to the staff recommendations.  Mr. Reese seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

 

2)      PZ-8-14-2014119: 10642 NE 10th Place, (Owner) Dennis Hansen, (Applicant) Same, (Agent) Susanne Bak Mortensen; 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 offered background information to the Board regarding the application, indicating that Staff was recommending approval of the application with certain conditions.  Mr. Abramitis, stating that he had visited the property, expressed his concern that the property’s swale is almost completely paved.  The property owner stated that he would restore the swale.  Mr. Busta subsequently moved to approve the application subject to the Staff recommended conditions, with the additional condition to remove the paved surface of the swale.  Mr. Reese seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

3)      PZ-8-14-2014120: 94 NE 100th Street, (Owner) Donald Saltzburg, (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.

 

Mr. Dacquisto provided information relating to the application, stating that staff recommended approval of the application with certain conditions which he read into the record.  Mr. Zelkowitz moved to approve the application subject to the staff recommendations.  Mr. Reese seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

4)      PZ-8-14-2014121: 9300 Biscayne Boulevard, (Owner) Gabriel Cosentino, (Applicant) Same, (Agent) None; Pursuant to Articles IV, V and VI of Appendix A Zoning, Sec. 400 Schedule of Regulations, Sec. 518. (1) d., Sec. 518. (2), Sec. 518 (7) and Sec. 600. Site plan review and approval required. Fence in front yard.

 

Mr. Dacquisto introduced the application, noting that the property is on Biscayne Boulevard, oddly shaped and peculiarly situated.  Mr. Dacquisto stated that the Code does not take these anomalies into consideration and asked the Board to make a determination regarding the property’s front yard in order to appropriately address the request for a front yard fence.  Mr. Dacquisto noted that he provided the Board with two alternatives for approval and conditions for each alternative. 

 

Mr. Cosentino, the property owner, spoke to the Board regarding the unusual property and its six sides, stating that he has installed a wood, board-on-board fence along the rear property line and side property lines.  Mr. Dacquisto read the portion of the Code which states the allowable fence materials.  An extensive discussion ensued amongst Mr. Cosentino and the Board Members with each Board Member expressing their preference for the fence material due to the location fronting Biscayne Boulevard.   

 

Subsequent to the discussions, Mr. Busta moved to approve the application subject to Staff recommendation Alternate Condition 1 and the remaining conditions as stated.  Mr. Abramitis seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

    

5)      PZ-8-14-2014122: 11004 NW 2nd Avenue, (Owner) LSP Homes LLC (Applicant) Kenny Paris, (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 floor addition. Garage conversion.

 

Mr. Dacquisto offered background information to the Board regarding the application, indicating that the applicant was proposing to remove the existing frame construction and build the new addition according to the current building code.  Mr. Dacquisto stated that the property file could not be located and that the property has only a 5’ side setback as opposed to the required 10’.  In visiting neighboring properties, Mr. Dacquisto found that several other houses on the street had been permitted by Miami Shores and constructed with the same setback.  Mr. Dacquisto stated that none of these residences were in compliance with setback requirements when built but they were issued permits and constructed with the reduced setback.  Mr. Dacquisto stated that Staff was recommending approval of the application with certain conditions which he read into the record.  Mr. Zelkowitz moved to approve the application subject to the Staff recommended conditions.  Mr. Reese seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

 

6)      PZ-8-14-2014123: 9725 NE 2nd Avenue, (Owner) Gator 9723 NE 2nd Avenue LLC, (Applicant) Carlos Gonzalez, (Agent) None; 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, stating that Staff recommended approval of the application with certain conditions which he read into the record.  Mr. Zelkowitz moved to approve the application subject to the staff recommendations.  Mr. Reese seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

7)      PZ-8-14-2014124: 66 NW 107th Street, (Owner) Cristina Martinez, (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.

 

Mr. Dacquisto offered background information to the Board regarding the application, indicating that the proposed addition was compatible with the neighborhood and that Staff was recommending approval of the application with certain conditions which he read into the record.  Mr. Busta subsequently moved to approve the application subject to the Staff recommended conditions.  Mr. Zelkowitz seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

8)      PZ-8-14-2014125: 790 NE 95th Street, (Owner) Sue Edminston, (Applicant) Same, (Agent) None; Pursuant to Articles IV, V and VI of Appendix A Zoning, Sec. 400 Schedule of Regulations, Sec. 523.1 (6) e and Sec. 600. Site plan review and approval required. Metal roof.

 

Mr. Dacquisto provided details of the application, indicating that the proposed metal roof color is suitable for the type of architecture and that the metal carries an R 32.3 rating which is acceptable.  Mr. Dacquisto stated that Staff is recommending approval of the application with certain conditions which he read into the record.  Mr. Zelkowitz moved approval of the application subject to Staff recommended conditions.  Mr. Reese seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

9)      PZ-8-14-2014126: 9879 NE 13th Avenue, (Owner) Bruno Almeida, (Applicant) Same, (Agent) None; 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. New Second story.

 

Mr. Dacquisto offered background information to the Board regarding the application, indicating that the proposed 1900 square foot addition represented substantial/significant improvement to the property which is located in the VE11 flood zone.  Mr. Dacquisto indicated that the applicant has been advised as to the 50% rule and the ramifications of substantial improvement.  Mr. Dacquisto stated that Staff was recommending approval of the application subject to conditions which he read into the record.  Board Members discussed the details of the proposed addition including the proposed window expanse and the roof tiles which were proposed to be different between the existing structure and the addition.  The applicant’s agent indicated that the plans for the roof tiles had changed and that the roof would be consistent throughout the structure with barrel tile.  Mr. Zelkowitz subsequently moved to approve the application subject to the Staff conditions.  Mr. Reese seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

10)   PZ-8-14-2014127: 580 NE 106th Street, (Owner) Java Holdings LLC, (Applicant) Same, (Agent) Sibauste & Associates, Inc.; 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, stating that Staff recommended approval of the application with certain conditions which he read into the record.  Following a discussion regarding the number and locations of doors leading to the side yard, Mr. Abramitis made a motion which was subsequently amended, said amendment being accepted by Mr. Abramitis.  The final motion is as follows:  Mr. Abramitis moved approval of the application subject to Staff recommended conditions and that the side door (out of the closet) shall be removed from the plans unless the door is required by the Building Official.  Mr. Fernandez seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion. 

 

11)   PZ-8-14-2014128: 333 NE 92nd Street, (Owner) John Longman, (Applicant) Same, (Agent) Mark Campbell; 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.

 

Mr. Dacquisto offered details relating to the application, indicating that the addition is compatible to the residence and that Staff recommends approval of the application with certain conditions which he read into the record.  Mr. Zelkowitz moved to approve the application subject to the Staff recommendations.  Mr. Reese seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

III)    DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

1)     None

 

IV)   NEXT WORKSHOP  

 

            The next Workshop is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, October 9th.

 

V)    NEXT REGULAR HEARING – October 16, 2014.

 

VI)   ADJOURNMENT

 

The September 19, 2014 Planning & Zoning Board Meeting was adjourned at 8:50 PM.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                    ________________________

                                                                                    Richard Fernandez, Chair

 

 

______________________________

Barbara A. Estep, MMC

Village Clerk