B-20-18 5313 60th St W, First Floor Elevation Variance
The subject property is located at 5316 West 60th St. and is planned for a tear-down re-build with the existing house to be replaced with a two-story home with an attached three car garage. The new home will conform to all of the ordinance requirements with the exception of the new first floor height.
The applicant is applying for a variance to the rule that only allows the proposed elevation of the first floor of a new house to be no greater than 1' above the existing floor elevation. The existing first floor elevation is 909.53'. The plans indicate the first floor to be at 912.2' which is 2.67' above the existing but is within 1.5" of both neighboring homes (912.15' and 912.32'). The applicant has stated the 2.67' higher in first floor elevation is 1.67' more than allowed but the existing house is positioned unusually low relative to the adjacent homes. The applicant has indicated the project won't be able to meet the standard required grading of 6" of fall in the first 10' from the home and 2% grade from there to the curb without the benefit of a variance.
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