Brimfield Township Zoning Commission seeking alternate member

Are you interested in being a Brimfield Township Zoning Commission Alternate Member?  The Alternate Member attends monthly board meetings and votes on items as needed.   The Alternate Member will serve a 1-year term with an annual renewal available.   See the enclosed job description for details including how to submit your resume.  Applicants must be a Brimfield Township resident to apply.

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The Brimfield Township Zoning Commission will hold a PUBLIC HEARING on Thursday, November 10th, 2022 at 6:30 PM at the Brimfield Township Community Center, 4538 Edson Rd, Brimfield Township, Ohio 44240.

The Brimfield Township Zoning Commission will hold a PUBLIC HEARING on Thursday, November 10th, 2022 at 6:30 PM at the Brimfield Township Community Center, 4538 Edson Rd, Brimfield Township, Ohio 44240. If you cannot attend and wish to view the live meeting , please follow the link at https://brimfieldohio.gov/zoningcommission.

 

This will be a public hearing. The agenda will include:

 

Zoning Resolution Text Amendments

 

Amendment 1

Section 312 O-R Office Research District

 

Proposed:

Section 312.00 Office Research District (O-R)

Section 312.01 Purpose

The purpose of the Office Research Zoning District is to provide for and encourage the establishment and operation of administrative, executive and professional offices, as well as research facilities and other uses, which may benefit from being located in close proximity to major industries in the vicinity. Office uses are oriented towards the establishment and operation of administrative, professional and executive offices, institutions, and commercial activities not involving the sale of merchandise. Research uses are heavily oriented toward research, development and high technology manufacturing operations and similar uses that are characterized by a high degree of scientific and technical input, and employment of professional, technical, or comparable workers.

Section 312.02 Uses

Within the O-R Zoning District, no building, structure, or premises shall be used, arranged to be used, or designed to be used, except for the following uses:

  1. Permitted Uses:
  2. Professional, administrative and executive offices such as:
  3. Accounting, architectural, engineering, financial, surveying and planning, psychiatric and counseling services, and legal services.
  4. Administrative offices for businesses, institutions, industries, and governmental agencies, utilities, etc.
  5. Medical/dental offices.
  6. Educational facilities, including trade and business schools.
  7. Accessory buildings and uses incidental to primary use. Such uses shall be situated on the same lot with the principal building and conform with the purpose of the O-R Zoning District.
  8. Deleted (10-7-2021) (#2021-284)
  9. Signs as regulated by Chapter 7.
  10. Conditionally Permitted Uses
  11. Day Care Centers, to include Type A Family Day-Care Home and Children and Adult Day Care Centers subject to the provisions of Chapter 4 and Section 400.10.B subsection 44.
  12. Office and drafting supplies, subject to the provisions of Chapter 4 and Section 400.10.B subsection 5, 6, 12, 18, 21.
  13. Publicly owned and/or operated buildings and facilities, subject to the provisions of Chapter 4 and Section 400.10.B subsection 4, 5, 8, 12, 21, 59.
  14. Research facilities, which are determined to be consistent with the intent of this district subject to the provisions of Chapter 4 and Section 400.10.B subsection 5, 6, 12, 13, 18, 21, 22.
  15. Reproduction and duplicating facilities, and other complimentary office services, subject to the provisions of Chapter 4 and Section 400.10.B subsection 5, 6, 12, 18, 21.
  16. Wireless telecommunication service facilities, subject to the provisions of Chapter 4 and Section 400.10.B subsection 63.
  17. Deleted (10-7-2021) (#2021-284)

Section 312.03 Area, Yard and Height Requirements

  1. Minimum Lot Area: Twenty-thousand (20,000) square feet, exclusive of road right-of-way.
  2. Minimum Frontage on a Street:
  3. Lots with partial or no road frontage on a cul-de-sac circle: One-hundred (100) feet.
  4. Lots with total road frontage on a cul-de-sac circle: Sixty (60) feet.
  5. Minimum Lot Width at Minimum Building Setback Line for Lots: One-hundred (100) feet.
  6. Minimum Rear Yard Width: Fifty (50) percent of required frontage.
  7. Minimum Front Yard Setback:
  8. Lots with partial or no frontage on a cul-de-sac circle: Forty (40) feet.
  9. Lots with total frontage on a cul-de-sac circle:

The distance at which a one hundred (100) feet lot width is achieved, as measured along a straight line intersecting both side lot lines an equal distance from the road right-of-way, however, the minimum front yard setback can not be less than forty (40) feet from the road rightof-way.

  1. Minimum Rear Yard Depth:
  2. Twelve (12) feet.
  3. Where adjacent to residential district, then minimum rear yard depth shall be twenty (20) feet. Within this increased setback, a landscaped buffer of at least five (5) feet or a complete screen shall be provided.
  4. Minimum Side Yard Width
  5. Twelve (12) feet
  6. Where adjacent to residential district, then minimum side yard depth shall be twenty (20) feet. Within this increased setback, a landscaped buffer of at least five (5) feet or a complete screen shall be provided.
  7. Maximum Building Height:
  8. Main building: Forty (40) feet
  9. Accessory buildings: as specified in Section 510.03

Section 312.04 Maximum Lot Coverage

The maximum lot coverage per parcel to be covered by buildings and other impervious surfaces shall not exceed eighty (80%) percent of the total lot area, providing all yard set back distances and landscape requirements are satisfied. Yard areas are to be grassy and landscaped.

Section 312.05 Parking and Loading Requirements

Parking and loading requirements as specified in Chapter 6.

Section 312.06 Landscape Buffering

Landscape buffering shall be in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 8.

Section 312.07 Outdoor Storage yards

Outdoor storage for above uses must be located in rear yard and completely screened from adjoining properties by a solid fence or wall, a minimum of six (6) feet to a maximum height of eight (8) feet in height and compatible with the structure, or in an enclosed structure. No materials shall be stored so as to project above the wall. The maximum storage yard size shall be no greater than five percent (5%) of the maximum floor area of the principal building.

Section 312 – Intentionally Blank

Amendment 2

Section 313.02 LI Light Industrial District

 

Proposed:

 

Section 313.02 Uses

Within the L-I Zoning District, no building, structure, or premises shall be used, arranged to be used, or designed to be used, except for the following uses:

 

  1. Permitted Uses:

 

  1. Administrative, executive, financial, accounting, clerical, drafting and professional offices.

 

 

  1. Wholesale establishments.

 

  1. The following types of manufacturing, processing, servicing, assembly or repair facilities, which will not be injurious or offensive to adjacent properties, and consistent with the purpose of this district.

 

  1. Bakery goods, candy, food products.

 

  1. Products from previously prepared materials such as cloth, glass, leather, plastic, metal, wood, etc.

 

  1. Musical instruments, toys, novelties and similar products.

 

  1. Electronic instruments, small appliances, and devices. RECOMMEND LEAVING IN (4a-d)

 

  1. Manufacturing, processing, servicing, assembly or repair facilities.

 

  1. Research laboratories and offices.

 

  1. Printing, reproduction or duplicating facilities.

 

  1. The manufacture or assembly of clothing, leather goods, and athletic equipment but not to include dying or handling of dyestuffs.

 

  1. Metal processing such as fabrication, stamping, extrusion, welding, finishing, polishing, and assembly of products such as: cameras, clocks, jewelry, cutlery, small appliances, toys, electronic and electrical supplies, tools, dies, and instruments for engineering, medical or musical professions. RECOMMEND LEAVING IN

 

  1. Plastic or rubber molding and extrusion.

 

  1. Medical/dental/ offices.

 

  1. Educational facilities, including trade and business schools.

 

  1. Accessory buildings and uses incidental to primary use. Such uses shall be situated on the same lot with the principal building and conform with the purpose of the L-I Zoning District.

 

  1. Deleted (10-7-2021) (#2021-284)

 

  1. Signs as regulated by Chapter 7.

 

  1. Conditionally Permitted Uses:

 

  1. Adult Entertainment Uses, subject to the provisions of Chapter 4 and Section 400.10.B subsection 35.

 

  1. Governmentally owned and/or operated facilities, subject to the provisions of Chapter 4 and Section 400.10.B subsection 2, 6, 9, 12, 18.

 

  1. Mini/self storage facilities, subject to the provisions of Chapter 4 and Section 400.10.B subsection 52.

 

  1. Park and ride lots, subject to the provisions of Chapter 4 and Section 400.10.B subsections 6, 7, 12, 18, 55.

 

  1. Research and testing facilities, subject to the provisions of Chapter 4 and Section 400.10.B subsection 5, 6, 12, 13, 18, 21, 22. RECOMMEND LEAVING IN

 

  1. Wireless telecommunication service facilities, subject to the provisions of Chapter 4 and Section 400.10.B subsection 63.

 

  1. Medical Marijuana Manufacturing facilities in accordance with Ohio HB 523 as well as any and all future state and/or federal guidelines governing said facilities AS APPROPRIATE.

 

  1. Day Care Centers, to include Type A Family Day-Care Home and Children and Adult Day Care Centers subject to the provisions of Chapter 4 and Section 400.10.B subsection 44.

   

  1. Publicly owned and/or operated buildings and facilities, subject to the provisions of Chapter 4 and Section 400.10.B subsection 4, 5, 8, 12, 21, 59.

 

  1. Deleted (10-7-2021) (#2021-284)

 

Amendment 3

Appendix E

 

Proposed:

See attached Schedule E.

Staff Comments:  This Schedule should reflect the permitted and conditional uses allowed in each zoning district.

Changes to this Schedule are found only in subsections E, F, G and K.

Staff Recommendation:  Staff would recommend approval with adding back in those uses that should remain in the LI District

 

All documents will be available for review upon request

Filed by Economic Development and Zoning Secretary – Lauren Coffman

Phone:  330-678-0319

Email:  lcoffman@brimfieldohio.gov

The Brimfield Township Zoning Commission will meet in public session on Thursday, November 10th, 2022 at 7:00 PM at the Brimfield Township Community Center, 4538 Edson Rd, Brimfield Township, Ohio 44240.

The Brimfield Township Zoning Commission will meet in public session on Thursday, November 10th, 2022 at 7:00 PM at the Brimfield Township Community Center, 4538 Edson Rd, Brimfield Township, Ohio 44240. If you cannot attend and wish to view the live meeting , please follow the link at https://brimfieldohio.gov/zoningcommission.

 

This will be a public work session. The agenda will include:

 

  • Discussion – Text amendment change – Accessory buildings under 200 sq.ft, eliminate 510.03. (A).(9).(C)
  • Discussion – Text amendment change – Above ground pool fence height, 510.10. (A).(3) (add wall of pool)
  • Temporary Use Permit text change – Section 540.00
  • O-R Zoning District removal from Zoning Resolution
  • Set Next Zoning Commission Meeting
  • Adjourn

 

 

All documents will be available for review upon request

Filed by Economic Development and Zoning Secretary – Lauren Coffman

Phone:  330-678-0319

Email:  lcoffman@brimfieldohio.gov

 

The Brimfield Township Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 7:00 PM at the Brimfield Township Community Center, 4538 Edson Rd, Brimfield Township, Ohio 44240.

The Brimfield Township Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 7:00 PM at the Brimfield Township Community Center, 4538 Edson Rd, Brimfield Township, Ohio 44240. To view the live meeting, please visit www.brimfieldohio.gov/board-of-zoning-appeals-2/

 

The agenda will include the following:

 

APPLICATIONS:

 

Zoning Variance Application:

Applicant: Lisa and Michael Douvikas

Owner: Lisa and Michael Douvikas

Address:  1359 Hilltop Rd, Kent OH 44240

Parcel:  04-059-00-00-006-001  Zoned:  R-2

Variance Request: Applicant is requesting a variance to create a lot less than 1 acre within the R-2 zoning district.  Zoning Resolution Section – 304.03.A – Minimum lot size of 1 acre.

 

Zoning Conditional Use Application

Applicant: Jarett Companies

Owner:  W. Michael Jarett

Address: 521 Tallmadge Rd, Kent OH 44240

Parcel: 04-035-00-00-024-000, 04-035-00-00-025-000, 04-035-00-00-025-001, 04-035-00-00-026-000, 04-035-00-00-027-000 Zoned: G-C

Conditional Use Request: Applicant is requesting a conditional use approval to expand the current facility to support operational growth. Zoning Resolution Section 520.06 A nonconforming use of a building, structure or land shall not be changed or substituted to another nonconforming use unless the Board of Zoning Appeals decides that the proposed nonconforming use is in less conflict with the character and use of the applicable zoning district than the existing nonconforming use. In permitting such change, the Board of Zoning Appeals may require appropriate conditions and safeguards in accordance with other provisions of this Resolution.

 

 

 

 

All documents are available for review upon request

Filed by Economic Development and Zoning Secretary – Lauren Coffman

Phone:  330-678-0319

Email:  lcoffman@brimfieldohio.gov

The Brimfield Township Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 7:00 PM at the Brimfield Township Community Center, 4538 Edson Rd, Brimfield Township, Ohio 44240

The Brimfield Township Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 7:00 PM at the Brimfield Township Community Center, 4538 Edson Rd, Brimfield Township, Ohio 44240. To view the live meeting, please visit www.brimfieldohio.gov/board-of-zoning-appeals-2/

 

The agenda will include the following:

 

APPLICATIONS:

 

Zoning Conditional Use Application

Applicant: General Dynamics

Owner:  Crown Castle

Address: 2000 Corporate Drive, Canonsburg, PA 15317

Parcel: 04-038-00-00-026-001  Zoned: G-C

Conditional Use Request: Applicant is requesting a conditional use approval to update a Wireless telecommunication service facility. Zoning Resolution Section 309.02.B.20

 

Zoning Variance Application:

Applicant: Andrew James Evans

Owner: Andrew and Megan Evans

Address:  2495 Buckeye Blvd, Ravenna, OH 44266

Parcel:  04-010-10-00-029-000  Zoned:  R-2

Variance Request: Applicant is requesting a variance for a 6’ privacy fence in the front yard. Zoning Resolution Section  – 510.06.G.1 – No fence, wall hedge and berm or any combination shall exceed four feet – six inches (4′-6″) in height above the finished grade of the front yard.

 

Zoning Variance Application:

Applicant: John Conner

Owner: Troy and Terri Rings

Address:  2302 Tart Cherry Ln, Ravenna, OH 44266

Parcel:  04-010-10-00-029-000  Zoned:  R-3

Variance Request: Applicant is requesting a 7 ft. variance for the rear yard setback. Zoning Resolution Section  – 305.03.F – F.  Minimum Rear Yard Depth:  Twenty-five (25) feet. 

 

Zoning Variance Use Application

Applicant: Greg and Mary Jane Huth

Owner:  Greg and Mary Jane Huth

Address: 3564 Ranfield Rd, Kent, OH 44240

Parcel: 04-047-00-00-004-012  Zoned: R-1

Variance Request: Applicant is requesting a variance to operate a roadside vegetable stand in the front yard area. Zoning Resolution Section 510.03.A.4 – It shall not be located in the front yard of a lot.

All documents are available for review upon request

Filed by Economic Development and Zoning Secretary – Lauren Coffman

Phone:  330-678-0319

Email:  lcoffman@brimfieldohio.gov

 

 

The Brimfield Township Zoning Commission will hold a PUBLIC HEARING on Thursday, October 13th, 2022 at 6:45 PM at the Brimfield Township Community Center, 4538 Edson Rd, Brimfield Township, Ohio 44240

The Brimfield Township Zoning Commission will hold a PUBLIC HEARING on Thursday, October 13th, 2022 at 6:45 PM at the Brimfield Township Community Center, 4538 Edson Rd, Brimfield Township, Ohio 44240. If you cannot attend and wish to view the live meeting , please follow the link at https://brimfieldohio.gov/zoningcommission.

 

This will be a public hearing. The agenda will include:

 

Zoning Resolution Text Amendments

 

            The proposed change is to eliminate Planned Residential Developments (PRD) from the more rural areas of Brimfield Township. This includes the Open Space Conservation (O-C), Rural Residential (R-R), and Low Density (R-1) Zoning Districts. The purpose of this change is to preserve the agricultural land within the Township and to focus development within the higher density Zoning Districts.

 

  • Amendment 1
    • Elimination of text sections
      • 02. (B).(6)
      • 02. (B).(9)
      • 02. (B).(9)
        • Planned Residential Developments, subject to the provisions of Chapter 4 and subsection 400.10.B subsection 56.
      • Amendment 2
        • Proposed language change
          • B. 56(D)(3)
            • (D)(3) – Prohibited uses: The following Zoning Classifications O-C, R-R, and R-1 are not permitted to utilize a PRD as a conditional use.
            • The view we have is there are rural and very rural areas using the PRD to gain considerable density bonus as compared to the straight zoning density that is permitted. This use of the PRD effectively changes the character of those areas.
          • Amendment 3
            • Proposed language change
              • B. 56.(E).(1)
                • E(1) DBF = The Density Bonus Factor applied to increase the base density. The following values shall be used to represent the ” DBF ” value in each of the Zoning Districts
                • O-C District = 0.90 R-R District = 0.90 R-1 District = 0.50 R-2 District = 0.60 R-3 District = 0.90 R-4 District = 1.00 T-C District = 0.90
              • Amendment 4
                • Schedule of Uses Appendix E
                  • (13)
                    • Remove PRD from O-C, R-R and R-1 as conditional uses
                  • Amendment 5
                    • Planned Residential Development (PRD) Density Formula
                      • Appendix C. B
                        • O-C District = 0.90 R-R District = 0.90 R-1 District = 0.50 R-2 District = 0.60 R-3 District = 0.90 R-4 District = 1.00 T-C District = 0.90

 

 

 

All documents will be available for review upon request

Filed by Economic Development and Zoning Secretary – Lauren Coffman

Phone:  330-678-0319

Email:  lcoffman@brimfieldohio.gov

The Brimfield Township Zoning Commission will meet in public session on Thursday, October 13th, 2022 at 7:00 PM at the Brimfield Township Community Center, 4538 Edson Rd, Brimfield Township, Ohio 44240

The Brimfield Township Zoning Commission will meet in public session on Thursday, October 13th, 2022 at 7:00 PM at the Brimfield Township Community Center, 4538 Edson Rd, Brimfield Township, Ohio 44240. If you cannot attend and wish to view the live meeting , please follow the link at https://brimfieldohio.gov/zoningcommission.

 

This will be a public work session. The agenda will include:

 

  • Town Center Historical District discussion
  • Discussion – Text amendment change – Accessory buildings under 200 sq.ft, eliminate 510.03. (A).(9).(C)
  • Discussion – Text amendment change – Above ground pool fence height, 510.10. (A).(3) (add wall of pool)
  • Temporary Use Permit text change – Section 540.00
  • PRD Removal from O-C, R-R and R-1 text amendment change.
  • Set Public Hearing for O-R Zoning District removal from Zoning Resolution
  • Set Next Zoning Commission Meeting
  • Adjourn

 

 

All documents will be available for review upon request

Filed by Economic Development and Zoning Secretary – Lauren Coffman

Phone:  330-678-0319

Email:  lcoffman@brimfieldohio.gov

 

The Brimfield Township Zoning Commission will meet in public session on Thursday, September 8th, 2022 at 7:00 PM

The Brimfield Township Zoning Commission will meet in public session on Thursday, September 8th, 2022 at 7:00 PM at the Brimfield Township Community Center, 4538 Edson Rd, Brimfield Township, Ohio 44240. If you cannot attend and wish to view the live meeting , please follow the link at https://brimfieldohio.gov/zoningcommission.

 

This will be a public work session. The agenda will include:

 

  • Town Center Historical District discussion
  • Comprehensive Land Use Plan Update
  • Set Next Zoning Commission Meeting
  • Adjourn

 

 

All documents will be available for review upon request

Filed by Economic Development and Zoning Secretary – Lauren Coffman

Phone:  330-678-0319

Email:  lcoffman@brimfieldohio.gov

The Brimfield Township Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, September 21st, 2022 at 7:00 PM

The Brimfield Township Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, September 21st, 2022 at 7:00 PM at the Brimfield Township Community Center, 4538 Edson Rd, Brimfield Township, Ohio 44240. To view the live meeting, please visit www.brimfieldohio.gov/board-of-zoning-appeals-2/

 

The agenda will include the following:

 

APPLICATIONS:

APPLICATIONS:

 

Zoning Conditional Use Application:

Applicant: Certified Consultants Property Management LLC

Owner:  Chien- Tsung Hou

Address:  2267-69 Meloy Rd, Kent OH 44240

Parcel:  04-014-00-00-005-000  Zoned:  R-3

Conditional Use Request: Applicant is requesting a conditional use approval to operate a home based business on the property. Zoning Resolution Section 400.10.B.50 

 

 

Zoning Conditional Use Application

Applicant: Estate of Maylene Battaglia (Nicholas Battaglia)

Owner:  Maylene Battaglia

Address: 5216 Powdermill Rd, Kent, OH 44240

Parcel: 04-009-00-00-012-000  Zoned: R-3

Conditional Use Request: Applicant is requesting a conditional use approval to create a flag shaped lot. Zoning Resolution Section 400.10.B.47

 

 

Zoning Conditional Use Application

Applicant: General Dynamics

Owner:  Crown Castle

Address: 2000 Corporate Drive, Canonsburg, PA 15317

Parcel: 04-038-00-00-026-001  Zoned: G-C

Conditional Use Request: Applicant is requesting a conditional use approval to update a Wireless telecommunication service facility. Zoning Resolution Section 309.02.B.20

 

 

 

All documents are available for review upon request

Filed by Economic Development and Zoning Secretary – Lauren Coffman

Phone:  330-678-0319

Email:  lcoffman@brimfieldohio.gov