Covered by Documenter Ayanna Rose Banks (live-tweet thread)
Neighborhood child care
A new child care option is planned in Cudell. The Cleveland Board of Zoning Appeals gave Kimberly Glass the OK to offer the service from a home. The city zoning code lays out a few requirements for day cares in residential neighborhoods, including that they cannot be within 30 feet of neighboring buildings that are “not used for a similar purpose.” The board granted Glass a variance, or exception, to that and other zoning rules. The service will:
- Accommodate up to 12 kids at a time
- Care for kids between the ages of six weeks and 12 years old
- Be available from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week
Cuyahoga County must first inspect the property before the child care service opens, Glass said.
The board also approved zoning variances for a three-story, 21-unit apartment building in Tremont. The property, located at 1923 Willey Ave., is near a hillside. Westleigh Harper, an architect on the project, told board members that developers aim to leave the hillside undisturbed.
Board Member Priscila Rocha asked about nearby railroad tracks. Harper said the tracks are no longer in use and that he heard there are plans to convert them into a walking trail.
Read the live-tweet thread from Documenter Ayanna Rose Banks:
The Cleveland Planning Commission (CPC) is preparing to introduce form-based codes, an alternative to the zoning codes the city has relied on for generations. This shift will transform the decision-making processes that determine what gets built and where. Here’s a look at what it means.