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Subject: (EXCP-10-14-2312) Special Exception Use request to operate a Place of Worship (in excess of 250 seats) / Private School / Day Care Center (Type III) at 2000 Kay Circle, 1703 and 1723 Sheffield Drive, and 1820 Box Road.

St. Anne’s Catholic Church has submitted an application for the Special Exception Uses cited above. The properties are located in the SFR2 (Residential Estate 1) and GC (General Commercial) zoning districts. The site for the existing place of worship and associated uses 22.91 acres. The purpose of the Special Exception Uses are to bring the church and the school into zoning conformity and to permit the use of a Day Care Center (Type III) in a residential zoning district:

One hundred and one (101) property owners within 300 feet of the property have been notified by mail of the proposed Special Exception Uses. The Planning Department received one comment inquiring about this case.

Additional Information:

A special exception use is needed in order to operate a Day Care Center (Type III) on the campus of St. Anne’s Catholic Church. The applicant will utilize existing space on campus to accommodate the new use. The applicant was also urged by the Planning Department to bring the current uses into zoning compliance.

The Planning Advisory Commission recommended approval at the November 19, 2014 meeting.

The Planning Department recommends that the Council approve the Special Exception request.

Rick Jones, AICP
Director, Planning Department

Enclosure/ Attachment

cc: Columbus Area Habitat for Humanity