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File #: 20-0650    Version: 1 Name:
Type: BOA Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/27/2020 In control: Board of Adjustment
On agenda: 9/2/2020 Final action:
Title: ZV(R) 2020-14, Gustavo Torres, 8371 Pasadena Boulevard
Attachments: 1. ZV(R)2020-14 (Torres) 20-0650
ZV(R) 2020-14, Gustavo Torres, 8371 Pasadena Boulevard

Summary Explanation and Background

Gustavo Torres, owner, has submitted a variance request for a proposed driveway and sidewalk. Requested variance ZV(R) 2020-14 is to allow a 44% front lot coverage with a driveway and sidewalk, instead of the allowed 35% front lot coverage with a driveway and sidewalk. Proposed driveway is to be constructed with 3” turf strips between concrete sections.

Mr. Torres has provided a support letter (attached to application) for requested variance signed by his neighbors. In addition, an anonymous objection letter has been received by the City and is attached.

ZV(R) 2020-14) allow a 44% front yard lot coverage instead of the required 35% total front yard lot coverage for a driveway and sidewalk.

(H) No driveway may:
(1) Exceed a 35% of the total front lot coverage in a single family residential home;


The Board of Adjustment shall not grant any single-family residential variances, permits, or make any decision, finding, and determination unless it first determines that:

Its decision and action taken is in harmony with the general purposes of the zoning ordinances of the city and is not contrary to the public interest, health, or welfare, taking into account the character and use of adjoining buildings and those in the vicinity, the number of persons residing or working in the buildings, and traffic conditions in the vicinity.

In the granting of single-family residential variances, the Board shall determine that the single-family residential variance granted is the minimum variance that will accomplish the intended purpose in accordance with above and:

A) That there are special circumstances or conditions applying to the land or building for which the variance is sought, which circumstances are peculiar to the land or building and do not apply gener...

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