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    METROPOLITAN DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION REGIONAL CENTER HEARING EXAMINER

    1826 CONFERENCE ROOM 18TH FLOOR CITY-COUNTY BUILDING

    10:00 A.M.

    STAFF REPORTS FOR AUGUST 15, 2019

    These reports do not in any way commit the Regional Center Hearing Examiner

    to approve or disapprove any petition filed before it.

    Any decision of the Regional Center Hearing Examiner may be appealed to the full Metropolitan Development Commission, subject to deadlines prescribed by the

    Metropolitan Development Commission, rules of procedure. Please contact the Current Planning staff, 327-5155, within the first or second day after the hearing, to determine the

    appropriate appeal procedures.

    PETITION NO. PETITION ADDRESS AND LOCATION PAGE

    CONTINUED PETITION: 2019-REG-029*** 1421 NORTH SENATE AVENUE 2 CENTER TOWNSHIP, CCD #11 NEW PETITIONS: 2019-REG-035 513 WEST 13TH STREET 3 CENTER TOWNSHIP, CCD #11 2019-REG-051 700 WEST HENRY STREET 28 CENTER TOWNHSIP, CCD #16 *** - TO BE CONTINUED OR WITHDRAWN

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    STAFF REPORT

    REGIONAL CENTER HEARING EXAMINER - HIGH IMPACT CASE

    Case Number 2019-REG-029

    Address (approx.) 1421 North Senate Avenue Location Center Township, Council District # 11 Petitioner Richard Hennessey Zoning I-3 (RC) Request Regional Center Approval to provide for demolition of a warehouse

    structure and for construction of a surface parking lot, consisting of 115 spaces.

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    Existing Zoning I-3 (RC) Existing Land Use One-story warehouse Urban Design Guidelines District Typology

    Urban Mixed-Use

    Regional Center Plan Research and Community mixed-uses

    Surrounding Context Zoning Land Use North: HD-1 (RC) Warehouse South: C-3 (RC) Surface parking / offices

    East: C-3 (RC) Retail / surface parking lot West: HD-2 (RC) Medical office / elevated transit

    system Thoroughfare Plan

    Senate Avenue 15th Street

    Primary arterial Local street

    80-foot existing and proposed 80-foot existing and proposed

    Site Plan – Submittal Date April 18, 2019, revised May 2, 2019; second revision May 28, 2019 Elevation– Submittal Date None

    Hearing Date June 13, 2019; July 11, 2019

    CONTINUANCE OR WITHDRAWAL REQUEST

    The petitioner has verbally indicated that this petition would be continued or withdrawn. Staff will have

    further information at the hearing.

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    STAFF REPORT REGIONAL CENTER HEARING EXAMINER - HIGH IMPACT CASE

    Case Number 2019-REG-035 Address (approx.) 513 West 13th Street Location Center Township, Council District # 11

    Petitioner Thurman Reed Zoning D-8 (RC) Request Regional Center Approval to provide for demolition of a single-family

    dwelling and attached garage.

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    Existing Zoning D-8 (RC) Existing Land Use A single-family dwelling (unoccupied)

    Urban Design Guidelines District Typology

    Neighborhood Residential

    Regional Center Plan Residential development of six to fifteen units per acre

    Surrounding Context Zoning Land Use North: D-8 (RC) Single-family residential South: D-8 (RC) Single-family residential

    East: D-8 (RC) Single-family residential West: D-8 (RC) Single-family residential

    Thoroughfare Plan

    13th Street This street is identified as a local street

    50-foot right-of-way existing and proposed

    Site Plan – Submittal Dates File-dated April 24, 2019 Elevation– Submittal Dates None - photographs are below

    Meeting Dates August 15, 2019

    DETAILED SUMMARY OF REQUEST / HISTORY

    This request would provide for the demolition of an unoccupied single-family dwelling. The

    petitioner indicated that the dwelling has been unoccupied for ten years. The dwelling is

    surrounded by single-family dwellings on all sides. Multi-family dwellings exist to the northeast

    and a few dwellings are two-family in the neighborhood.

    This site is within the Flanner House Homes neighborhood, which is listed in the National

    Register of Historic Places. The area is significant in the history of African-Americans in the mid-

    20th Century as an area where many African-Americans settled. Most of the dwellings in this area

    were constructed in the 1940s and 1950s. In many cases, the owners assisted in the construction

    of the dwellings. It is common that original owners or their descendants still reside in these

    homes today.

    In the last nine years, there have been nine Regional Center Approval petitions filed in this

    neighborhood. Only one of these petitions was a request to demolish at structure, in 2010. All

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    other requests have been to renovate existing dwellings, to provide for an addition to an existing

    dwelling or to provide for a detached garage. Thus, the neighborhood is intact.

    The structure is not under any orders for improvement nor has it been deemed unsafe by the

    City of Indianapolis. However, staff toured the building and site in June, 2019 and found

    numerous instances of structural disrepair. Additionally, the petitioner submitted a Termite

    Report indicating that the building was treated for termite damage in 2011. Staff found existing

    termite damage in the wall structural supports, however, it appeared that treatment applied in

    2011 had this damage under control.

    Aerial Photograph of building and adjacent area

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    Oblique photograph of site and adjacent area

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    2013 Significance map from Flanner House Homes National Register District. Site identified in red.

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    APPLICABLE DISTRICT TYPOLOGY – Typology description directly from the Regional Center Design Guidelines.

    Neighborhood Residential (NR)

    The Neighborhood Residential typology occurs in neighborhoods with houses that are medium-density and primarily pre-

    WWII construction or areas of new housing construction developed in a similar pattern. Homes are single-family,

    townhome or apartment configurations. Parcels are typically deep with narrow street frontage. Homes have small

    setbacks and front yards. The environment is pedestrian in nature. Examples of the Neighborhood Residential typology

    are Stringtown and the Valley.

    APPLICABLE GUIDELINES

    URBAN STRUCTURE (US) GUIDELINES

    Urban Structure Guidelines relate to large-scale urban design components like view sheds, landmarks, public

    spaces and historic resources. Guidelines also relate to historic and current plans for the Downtown area.

    REQ = Required guideline; ADV = Recommended (Advised) guideline; INFO = Informational; NA = Guideline does not apply.

    US1.1 - Consistency with Adopted Plans

    The Regional Center Zoning Ordinance is the legal basis for the review of development activities in the Regional Center, and the Indianapolis Regional Center Plan 2020 is the legal articulation of the plan components, goals, and standards for the area. The specific guidelines contained in this document are directly related to the implementation of the Indianapolis Regional Center Plan 2020 adopted by the Metropolitan Development Commission. The Indianapolis Regional Center Plan 2020 document contains proposed land use, proposed housing development, pedestrian and bicycle routes, land use framework and other relevant information. APPRAISAL

    REQ US 1.1.1 – Proposals subject to Regional Center review shall be consistent with the following adopted plans, where applicable:

    • Indianapolis Regional Center Plan 2020

    • Sixteenth to Thirtieth Street Meridian Street Corridor Land Use Plan

    • Subarea Plans

    • Redevelopment Area Plans

    • Marion County Thoroughfare Plan

    • Indianapolis Regional Pedestrian Plan

    • Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Area Multi-Modal Corridor and Public Space Design Guidelines

    • Indianapolis Marion County Park, Recreation and Open Space Plan

    See Summary

    US1.2 - Boundaries & Edges

    The mixed-use nature of the Regional Center sometimes produces incompatible land use neighbors, and the incompatible elements should be minimized. Frontage streets and landscaped corridors also function as buffers, boundaries and edges. APPRAISAL

    ADV US 1.2.1 – Buffers consisting of berms, evergreens and/or walls should be constructed in cases where the Indianapolis Regional Center Plan 2020 land use plan indicates residential development or campus development adjacent to industrial development, railroads or Interstates and as the right-of-way or site permits.

    None proposed

    REQ US 1.2.2 – High- or medium-density development adjacent to, or near to, low-density residential development (6 to 15 Units/Acre and/or 16 to 27 Units/Acre) is to be designed to minimize traffic congestion on local streets, noise, glare and other negative impacts.

    Demolition only

    REQ US 1.2.3 – In areas undergoing transformation in land use (such as from industrial to residential), new development should consider the character and impact of existing development. New development should consider mitigating the impacts of existing noise, traffic, service access and other undesirable condi