Z-19-00232 SPECIAL EXCEPTION WITH SITE PLAN REVIEW AND VARIANCE(S) Zoning District: C-WA Worth Avenue The application of 125 Worth Partners, LLC, Applicant, relative to property located at 125 WORTH AVE, legal description on file, is described below. The applicant requests Site Plan Review modification approval for revitalization, renovation and expansion of the 45 year-old nonconforming commercial building located at 125 Worth Avenue in the C-WA zoning district. The building will be completely renovated architecturally using design themes found in the Worth Avenue Design Guidelines. In addition, a two story addition is being proposed on the east end of the property. To make this project financially feasible, the owners are requesting to demolish and rebuild the existing fourth story and expand its footprint to add four residential units. In addition to the Site Plan Review proposed modifications, the applicant is requesting the following Special Exceptions and Variances required to complete the project: 1. Per Section 134-1163(8)b., a special exception for a two-story and fourth story addition. The existing building is four stories but it is being expanded. 2. Per Section 134-2182(b), a special exception for on-site shared parking, subject to a professional shared parking analysis. 3. Per Section 134-419, a variance to allow an expansion of an existing nonconforming building by increasing the height from 53' in lieu of the 49'2" existing and the 25' maximum allowed by code. 4. Section 134-419, a variance to allow an expansion of an existing nonconforming building by increasing the overall building height to 63'4" in lieu of the 53'8" existing and the 35'maximum allowed by current code. 5. Per Section 134-419, variance to allow an expansion of an existing nonconforming building by increasing the existing air conditioned floor area of the fourth story to 13,212.9 square feet from 3,448.75 square feet existing. An open fourth story trellis of 5,433 square feet is also proposed in this application and included in the calculation of lot coverage, below. There is an existing exterior fourth floor covered area of approximately 3,290 Square feet in addition to the existing air conditioned floor area on the fourth story of the building. 6. Per Section 134-1163(5), variance to allow a minimum front yard setback of 1'1" for portions of the building in lieu of the 5' existing and the 5' minimum required on the private property. The sidewalk is required to be a minimum of 10' wide and this proposal is a minimum of 8'2' in the area where the sidewalk is only 1'1" wide on private property. 7. Per Section 134-1163(9)b., variance for lot coverage of 71% on the first floor in lieu of the 57% existing and the 35% maximum allowable. 8. Per Section 134-1163(9)b., variance for lot coverage of 71% on the second floor in lieu of the 57% existing and the 35% maximum allowed for second story. 9. Per Section 134-1163(9)b., variance for lot coverage of 54% on the fourth floor in lieu of the 20% existing and the 35% maximum allowable by code. 10. Per Section 134-419, a variance to allow an expansion of an existing nonconforming building by increasing the existing building length at the east end of the building from 201'8" to 246' in lieu of the 150' permitted as of right in the C-WA zoning district. [Applicant's Representative: James M. Crowley Esq] [The Architectural Review Commission deferred this project to their February 24, 2021 Meeting. Carried 6-1.] Request For Deferral to the May 12, 2021 Meeting Per Letter from James M. Crowley.