BY COUNCILOR GILBERT:
WHEREAS, an appeal has been submitted to the city council for a Water Resources Management Ordinance variance to allow a 63.2 percent impervious surface of the area of property described as southerly 58 feet of Lots 15 and 16 and all of Lot 14, Block 23, Endion Division of Duluth, and located at 422 South 19th Avenue East; and
WHEREAS, the city council conducted a planning committee hearing on September 19, 2005, and the city council finds that the planning commission's findings that appropriate safeguards will exist to protect the comprehensive plan, to protect the environment by reducing the pre-ordinance conditions of the property by four percent and the limited use of pervious pavers so as to decrease the current amount of run off, to further the intent of Chapter 51 of the City Code and to conserve and to protect property values in the neighborhood if conditions are observed and that denial of the variance will constitute a hardship to the owner.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the city council reaffirms the action of the city planning commission of August 9, 2005, adopts the findings of the commission and grants a Water Resource Management Ordinance variance to allow redevelopment of the site up to 62.3 percent impervious surface of the area of the property described as southerly 58 feet of Lots 15 and 16 and all of Lot 14, Block 23, Endion Division of Duluth, and located at 422 South 19th Avenue East.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution reaffirms the unanimous planning commission action of August 9, 2005, which grants an impervious surface variance from the General Development Class I Shoreland Zone requirement of 30 percent maximum surface to allow for up to 63.2 percent impervious surface for the redevelopment of property located at 422 South 19th Avenue East.