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File #: 20-0109    Version: 1 Name: Appeal of P&Z Board Denial – Holiday Showplace Plaza-Parking Spaces
Type: Zoning Status: Passed
File created: 10/30/2019 In control: City Commission
On agenda: 1/15/2020 Final action: 1/15/2020
Title: REQUEST TO APPEAL A DECISION OF THE PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD FOR THE HOLIDAY SHOWPLACE PLAZA TO ALLOW 124 PARKING SPACES INSTEAD OF THE REQUIRED 139 PARKING SPACES.
Attachments: 1. 1. Intent to Appeal (9-17-2019), 2. 2. Holiday Showplace Commission Justification Letter, 3. 3. Staff Summary, 4. 4. Variance Application, 5. 5. Aerial Imagery (Holiday Showplace Plaza), 6. 6. Portion of 10-14-2019 Minutes for Holiday Showplace Plaza Appeal
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REQUEST TO APPEAL A DECISION OF THE PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD FOR THE HOLIDAY SHOWPLACE PLAZA TO ALLOW 124 PARKING SPACES INSTEAD OF THE REQUIRED 139 PARKING SPACES.

Summary Explanation and Background
1. Angela Martin, as agent for owner, is appealing a decision by the Planning & Zoning Board (P & Z Board).

2. On September 12, 2019 the P & Z Board heard Variance Request #ZV 2019-05 to allow 124 parking spaces for Holiday Showplace Plaza instead of the code required 139 parking spaces.

3. This plaza was built in 1976 (Site Plan #SP 74-05) and is considered legal non-conforming.

4. Parking requirements and means for evaluation of required parking have changed since the project was originally developed.

5. The proposed variance request would bring existing conditions into compliance and allow for minimal flexibility in future tenant mix without creating future parking issues.

6. After hearing testimony, reviewing the application as well as the statements from the applicant, the Planning & Zoning Board voted to deny Variance #ZV 2019-05 by a 3-2 vote.

7. Section 32.083 of the City of Pembroke Pines Code of Ordinances allows for an affected party to appeal decisions made by the Planning & Zoning Board to the City Commission.

8. Section 32.083 APPEAL OF BOARD DECISIONS states the following:
(A) Decisions of the Planning and Zoning Board in quasi-judicial proceedings are subject to appeal to the City Commission by either the city, petitioner, or an AFFECTED PERSON as defined in § 37.02 based on lack of competent and substantial evidence to support the Board's ruling.
(B) Any person seeking to appeal must file a written request to appeal with the Director of Planning and Economic Development, or his or her designee, no later than noon on the seventh calendar day following the meeting at which the Planning and Zoning Board has rendered a final decision.
(C) The person filing the appeal shall submit a written statement to the Director of ...

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