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Borough of West Mifflin Zoning Hearing Board

Agenda

Monday, May 2, 2016

6:00 P. M.

ROLL CALL

NEW BUSINESS

CASE# ZHB 16-02

APPLICANT: Tim Schaaf

ADDRESS: 1800 Triphammer Rd

South Park, PA 15129

OWNER OF PROPERTY:

Robert Kellar

PROPERTY LOCATION: 1501 Sylvan Ave.

West Mifflin, PA 15122

ZONING DISTRICT: R-2 Medium Density Residential

Applicant is requesting an authorization for a change of use of a Non-Conforming structure located in an R-2 Residential Zoning District. The applicant is proposing storage of equipment used in his excavating business.

CASE# ZHB 16-03

APPLICANT: James & Daryl Gray

ADDRESS: 605 McGowan Ave

West Mifflin, PA 15122

OWNER OF PROPERTY:

James & Daryl Gray

PROPERTY LOCATION: 605 MCGowan Ave.

West Mifflin, PA 15122

ZONING DISTRICT: R-2 Medium Density Residential

Applicant is requesting a variance to Chapter 290-28 of the Borough of West Mifflin Code of Ordinance (Zoning Chapter). The applicant is requesting a variance to the garage regulations which has a restriction to the maximum size of a garage (600 sq.ft.) permitted to be constructed on a lot less than 10,000 sq. ft. The applicant is proposing to construct a 24’x32′ garage (768 sq.ft.).

CASE# ZHB 16-04

APPLICANT: Speedway LLC

ADDRESS: 500 Speedway Dr

Enon, Ohio 45323

OWNER OF PROPERTY:

Tech One Associates LP

PROPERTY LOCATION: 6999 Clairton Rd.

West Mifflin, PA 15122

ZONING DISTRICT: C-1 General Commercial

Applicant is requesting 8 variances to Chapter 290 of the Borough of West Mifflin Code of Ordinance (Zoning Chapter). The applicant is requesting the following variances:

  1. Lighting Variance (§290-31.F.1) – Request a variance to allow minimal light spillage onto the public ROW on Clairton Rd. (S.R. 885). Due to the 3.5 footcandle requirement on all paved areas, some lighting must spill over onto the public ROW.
  1. Wall Sign Variance (§290-139.C.3) – Request a variance to add a second internally illuminated wall sign attached to the building. This sign will be supporting signage which depicts that the proposed building has Speedy Café food services.
  1. Freestanding Sign Variance (§290-139.C.5) – Request a variance to reduce the sign setback from 10′ to 7′. The proposed freestanding sign cannot meet the 10′ setback due to proposed driveway circulation around the auto dispensers.
  1. Freestanding Sign Variance (§290-139.C.5) – Request a 5′ variance for increase in sign height. The proposed sign is 30′ tall, and the ordinance states 25′ maximum. Increasing the sign height by 5′ will increase the viewing distance for the gasoline sale prices.
  1. Freestanding Sign Variance (§290-139.C.5) – Request a variance for an additional 65 sf in sign area. Speedway’s typical sign for this type of development is their 165 sf goal post sign. Providing large and clearly visible pricing allows the driving public to quickly and safely identify the cost, to determine if they wish to stop and make the appropriate lane movement(s) to enter the site.
  1. Freestanding Sign Variance (§290-139.C.5) – Request a 3′ variance for a decrease in clearance distance between the bottom edge of the sign with the ground. The proposed sign has a clearance of 7′. Since there will not be any traffic circulation around or under the sign, a 7′ clearance should be acceptable.
  1. Canopy Sign Variance – Request a variance for an additional 194 sf of sign area for the canopy signage. The Zoning Ordinance does not specify requirements for canopy signage. Speedway requires canopy signage to promote business.

Sign Area Variance – Request a variance for an additional 140 sf of sign area for snap signs between bollards. These signs will advertise specials, new products, and deals.

ADJOURMENT