File #: 24-0074    Version: 1 Name:
Type: BOA Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/23/2024 In control: Board of Adjustment
On agenda: 2/1/2024 Final action:
Title: ZV(R)2023-0128 - 0131 Lisseth Lopez Martinez & Briam Riveron Vergara, 170 NW 161 Avenue (District 3)
Attachments: 1. 24-0074 (Lopez)
ZV(R)2023-0128 - 0131
Lisseth Lopez Martinez & Briam Riveron Vergara,
170 NW 161 Avenue (District 3)

Summary Explanation and Background


Lisseth Martinez, owner, submitted four zoning variance requests to legalize an existing driveway, and existing patios for the property located at 170 NW 161 Avenue in the Spring Valley neighborhood which is zoned Single-Family Residential Zoning District (R-1B).
On August 20, 2023, the City’s Code Compliance Division cited the property owner (Case No. 23083387) for work done without building permits.
In August 28, 2023 the owner submitted a building permit application (RX23-11216) to construct a driveway at the property; however, the permit application cannot be approved as the work done exceeds the limitations of the City’s Land Development Code (LDC).
The petitioner specifically is asking:

· ZV(R)2023-0128 is to allow 63% of front lot coverage (total) instead of the required 35% of front lot coverage (total) for an existing driveway in a single-family residential lot.
· ZV(R)2023-0129 is to allow zero-foot (0’) radius instead of the required five-foot (5’) radius for an existing circular driveway in a single-family residential lot.

After reviewing the applicant’s initial request and, per the updated property survey (10/04/2023), it was detected existing paved surfaces along the north, west and south sides of the existing house, all encroaching into the required five-foot (5’) side and rear setbacks (See survey attached).
Per staff review, of city’s archives, there are no permitting records for the work detected via Code Violation; however, in 1997, the city issued a building permit application for a driveway at the property approved via Building Permit No. 19706750 (see approved layout, attached). Per the Broward County Property Appraiser Imagery, it appears the driveway and patios have existed in the property since 1998 and 2023 respectiv...

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