Broadway office building jumps final hurdle
By Kitty Conley email@example.com April 30, 2013 11:18AM
Updated: May 2, 2013 1:37PM
CROWN POINT — Doug Homeier of S & H Engineering represented Greg Valenti before the Board of Zoning Appeals on April 22 seeking approval of two variances for property Valenti owns between Superior Drive and Broadway at 10550 Broadway.
Having two front lawns, with access on Superior Drive, can be confusing for the design of the building. Homeier was asking the BZA to grant a variance to allow more than one freestanding sign — one on Broadway and one on Superior Drive.
The zoning for the property also requires a 35-foot building set-back on both the eastern and western sides of the lot.
Homeier asked the BZA for permission to encroach into the 35-foot building setback on both the east and west for the parking lots. The encroachment is just a couple of feet.
“We had a sight plan approved,” Homeier said. “We went a couple of feet over into the green space. We could remove plantings around the building.”
The foundation of the building is already in. It is ready to go up.
BZA member John Marshall said, “I’m in favor of this. It is a good project for Broadway. I would rather have larger driving lanes and a little less grass.”
The BZA approved the encroachment for the parking lots unanimously.
Christopher Meyers, planning and zoning administrator, said the signage meets the requirements of the city.
This variance was also granted unanimously.