DEPARTMENT OF CITY PLANNING

Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)

The Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) is an adjudicative body that reviews land use proposals in accordance with the requirements of the Zoning Code. The ZBA reviews development in public hearings, where Applicants and members of the community submit evidence and provide testimony.

 

Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) meetings are open to the public. Community members are welcome to provide in-person (live in virtual meetings) comments about agenda items following the instructions below.

Agendas, presentations, and project information for upcoming meetings are posted on our Notices and Upcoming Meetings webpage for review and to accept public comment.To provide comment regarding an agenda item, you can:

  • Join the Zoom Meeting and use raise hand function to request to speak.
  • Join by phone and press *9 to use the raise hand function, and be called on to speak during the relevant agenda item. If you wish to provide testimony this way, please register in advance by emailing zoningboard@pittsburghpa.gov to ensure that you are provided time to speak.
  • LaShawn Burton-Faulk
  • Alice Mitinger
  • John J. Richardson

How long does it take for the ZBA to issue a decision?

The ZBA is part of the Zoning Review process. The Zoning Code requires a minimum 21-day posted notice period before a ZBA hearing. Following a hearing, the ZBA has 45 days to issue a decision.

 

How is a ZBA hearing scheduled?

Applicants to the ZBA are required to file a Zoning and Development Review (ZDR) Application, which is submitted online through the OneStopPGH portal.

After the Department of City Planning has reviewed a ZDR application and determined that it requires a ZBA hearing, it will contact the Applicant to schedule a hearing date.

For assistance with filing a ZDR application, contact zoning@pittsburghpa.gov.

It costs $50 to submit a ZDR application. ZBA Hearings cost an additional $550. Reference the Fee Schedule for information about other review fees. Fees are non-refundable, regardless of whether a request to the ZBA is approved or denied. Payment must be made prior to the hearing. Fees can be paid via credit card or E-check through the OneStopPGH portal.

 

What is the public notification process?

Notice is posted online: pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/upcoming

 

How will neighbors be notified?

The Department of City Planning mails notice letters to abutting property owners. The ZBA also strongly recommended that Applicants contact neighbors and local community organizations in advance of a hearing. The Department of City Planning can provide contact information for relevant community groups.

If a project is in an area with a Registered Community Organization (RCO), a Development Activities Meeting with the RCO may be required at least 30 days before the ZBA hearing.

 

What materials are needed at the Hearing?

Applicants must provide:

  • A site plan which details the proposal
  • Evidence which justifies the approval of the request, in accordance with the Zoning Code’s approval criteria
  • Applicants who are not the owner of the property must be prepared to explain and document their authorization to pursue the request

The Applicant must provide sufficient evidence to justify the approval of the request.

All parties, Applicants and interested parties can present evidence to the Board. Helpful evidence may include:

  • Photographs of the property and the surrounding neighborhood
  • Elevations and detailed drawings of the proposal
  • Business or operational plans
  • Evidence that demonstrates how the proposal will affect the surrounding neighborhood
  • Evidence that demonstrates how the proposal does or does not meet the Zoning Code’s approval criteria

 

When will the ZBA decision be issued?

After the record for a hearing is closed, the ZBA will issue a decision within 45 days. This decision is sent to the Applicant and all parties who testified at the hearing.

Usually, the ZBA will close the record at the end of a hearing. Occasionally, for complex cases, or projects with considerable community opposition, the ZBA will keep the record open after a hearing to allow submittal of additional evidence.

 

What happens after a decision is issued?

After the ZBA has issued a decision, the Department of City Planning will continue to review the application for compliance with Zoning Code. When the Department of City Planning determines that an application complies with the Zoning Code, it will issue a Record of Zoning Approval (ROZA).

Once an applicant receives a ROZA, they may need to apply for additional permits from the Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections.

 

Do ZBA decisions expire?

A ZBA decision expires one year after it is issued. A permit should be obtained and substantial construction or occupancy should begin within one year of approval. If additional time is needed, An Applicant may request a one-year extension by contacting zoningboard@pittsburghpa.gov, and providing a brief explanation of why an extension is needed.

 

May a ZBA decision be appealed?

Any affected party may appeal a ZBA decision to the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County within 30 calendar days of the decision’s issue date. The appeal process starts at the Department of Court Records located on the main floor of the City-County Building, 414 Grant Street. A transcript of the ZBA hearing will be required. Appellants are strongly encouraged to consult an attorney.

 

Where can transcripts be requested?

You can order a transcript of a ZBA hearing by calling Network Deposition Services at 412-281-7908. Network Deposition Services will charge a fee to access the transcript. Please have the case number and hearing date available.

 

Are ZBA agendas available?

ZBA agendas are available online on this webpage in the searchable table below.

Email zoning@pittsburghpa.gov to request to be added to the ZBA agenda mailing list to receive all ZBA agendas by email.

 

Are ZBA meetings public?

ZBA meetings are open to the public. Community members impacted by requests to the ZBA are encouraged to attend and present testimony.

 

Are past ZBA decisions publicly available?

To request a copy of a ZBA decision, contact zoningboard@pittsburghpa.gov

 

 

Virtual Zoning Board of Adjustment

The Zoning Board of Adjustment meets virtually on the first three Thursdays of each month. These meetings are hosted on Zoom and streamed on YouTube Live. Please see the instructions below about how you can view or attend. To testify, please use the “raise hand” function to signify to the host that you would like to speak. You will be called on and given the opportunity to present at that time.

If you are not planning to testify, please watch the YouTube Live stream to allow more space for those testifying to join the Zoom meeting. 

  • To stream the meeting live please visit our YouTube Channel at the time the meeting is scheduled to begin.

 

Meeting Material

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Meeting Description Attachments
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
August 12, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-01400
93 Irvine St, Anthony Rende
Construct retaining wall and parking as accessory to existing two unit dwelling on parcel 55-A-383, use of 10.5’ retaining wall with 4’ fence on top and one car gravel parking pad at front and 3’ tall retaining wall at rear of site.
Hazelwood, District 5
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
August 12, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-05917
4445 Cassabill Dr, Donnelly Shane M
New construction and use of accessory 10’x15’ patio and 30’x15’ pool house at the rear of a single unit dwelling.
New Homestead, District 5
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
August 12, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-02938
Gilmore St, parcel 9-S-148, Fukui Architects
New single family dwelling
Crawford-Roberts, District 5
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
August 12, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-03913
5171 Kincaid St, David Roth
New front deck.
Garfield, District 9
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
August 12, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-04303
1531 Saw Mill Run Blvd, Mellissa Hernandez
Renovation of existing buildings located at 1531 and 1521 Saw Mill Run Blvd. to an Auto Body Paint and Repair Shop.
Carrick, District 4
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
August 12, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-08869
4200 Forbes Ave, Sergei Matveiev
Extend of the duration of a 375 sq. ft. temporary banner from 30days from time of installation to 180 days.
Central Oakland, North Oakland, District 3, District 8
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
August 12, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-08015
1030 Haslage Ave, David Roth
New construction of 8’x20’ second floor deck at front of single unit dwelling.
Spring Hill-City View, District 1
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
August 5, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-00834
Mintwood St, parcel 49-P-382, Ryan England
New construction three story single family detached dwelling with integral garage.
Lower Lawrenceville, District 7
Agenda
Presentation
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
August 5, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-02083
2605 Stromberg St, Geoffrey DiBeneditto
3-Story framed accessory deck addition to existing 3-story framed single-family dwelling, and a 3-story framed addition to dwelling
South Side Slopes, District 3
Agenda
Presentation
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
August 5, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-05219,05218,05131
Duffield St, parcel 82-E-50, John Edward Porter
Six new single unit attached houses
Stanton Heights, District 7
Agenda
Presentation
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
August 5, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-01620
6500 Hamilton Avenue, Chad Wheatley
Interior renovations for core and shell with 61 stall parking lot
Larimer, District 9
Agenda
Presentation
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
August 5, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-01197
719 Liberty Avenue, Alex Lacey
Replace existing signage with electronic signage
Central Business District, District 6
Agenda
Presentation
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
August 5, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-06201
2968 Fernwald Rd, Sergei Matveiev
Demolition and reconstruction of front porch at front of existing single-unit detached dwelling, using existing foundation with smaller footprint.
Squirrel Hill South, District 5
Agenda
Presentation
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
August 5, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2020-09120
2827 Chartiers Ave, Jeff Bauer
Change of use of existing one-story building to 1,620 SF Service Station use, with new construction of gas pumps and canopy
Sheraden, District 2
Agenda
Presentation
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
August 5, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-02651
355-357 Baldwin Rd, Matt Clark
Change of use to two unit residential.
Hays, District 5
Agenda
Presentation
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
July 15, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2020-11871
78 S 17th St, Siegel Jeffrey G
Change of use of existing 2 ½-story structure to multi-unit residential with five dwelling units.
South Side Flats, District 3
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
July 15, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-05918
4040 Lydia St, Lliya Jordanoff
New two story addition (21’6’’x22’) with one car integral garage on first floor and L-shaped deck (6’x28’) at rear of single family dwelling.
Greenfield, District 5
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
July 15, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-05769
130 Prospect Street, Nathan Hart
Interior renovation and 2-story addition including 2-car garage on the main level at the front of the house. New 16'x24' 1st floor deck and 8'x24' 2nd floor deck at rear of house.
Mount Washington, District 2
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
July 15, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2020-11019
420 Augusta St, Nathan Hart
Construct 22’-2’’ x 29’ two story, 3-car garage addition with roof deck at rear, third floor dormer at side, and 3’x33’ third floor deck at side of single unit dwelling.
Duquesne Heights, District 2
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
July 15, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-05358
4030 Butler St, Benjamin Wilston
Conversion of 250sq. ft. of storefront into a walk-up ATM.
Central Lawrenceville, District 7
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
July 15, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-05333
6401 Forbes Ave, Fukui Architects
New entrance and foyer.
Squirrel Hill North, District 5
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
July 15, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2020-11714
1425 5th Avenue, Joseph Kelley
Change of use for commercial parking with accessory storage.
Central Business District, District 6
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
July 8, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-03922
1328 Pocono St, Joel Gall
New construction of gravel surface parking lot with eight parking spaces accessory to existing two-story, Multi-Unit Residential structure with four units.
Swisshelm Park, District 5
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
July 8, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-02006
827 Chestnut St, Scherling Daniel
Continued use of structure as multi-unit residence with 6 dwelling units.
East Allegheny, District 1
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
July 8, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-10395
4071 Beechwood Blvd, Erin V Michaels
Replace and reface signs for AMOCO.
Greenfield, District 5
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
July 8, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-02539
419 Melwood Ave, Kelley Coey
Construction of ten story multi-unit apartment building with 146 dwelling units.
North Oakland, District 6
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
July 8, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2020-00877
5036 Amberson Place, Jeff Michelson
Construction of second-story addition to existing one-story detached garage at rear of existing detached dwelling
Shadyside, District 8
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
July 8, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2020-03347
7111 Reynolds St, Inserra Dennis
Interior renovations to existing Public Assembly (Limited) space for change of use of 1,108 SF to Retail Sales and Services (Limited).
Point Breeze, District 9
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
July 8, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-05875
5941 Penn Avenue, Ryan Indovina
Demolition and new construction of a 6-story building for retail and multi-unit residential.
East Liberty, District 9
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
July 1, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-03110
600 52nd Street, Javorbick Georgine
Temporary use of accessory commercial storage unit.
Upper Lawrenceville, District 7
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
July 1, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-00630
5723 Pocusset St, Ray Hepp
Use of 15’x17’6’’ first floor covered deck at front of single unit dwelling.
Squirrel Hill South, District 5
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
July 1, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-02888
6117 Howe St, Kevin Sarver
New deck and stairs.
Shadyside, District 8
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
July 1, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-05408
1701 W Liberty Ave, Jack Harnick
Install -
(1) 1'10"" x 16'8-3/4"" LED Illuminated Channel letters reading ""NORTHSTAR"" on front elevation
(1) 16"" x 13'8-1/4"" LED Illuminated Channel letters reading ""CERTIFIED SERVICE"" on front setback elevation
Brookline, District 4
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
July 1, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-04920
5996 Centre Ave, William Stockdill
New canopy signs.
Shadyside, District 8
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
July 1, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-02624
3107 W Carson St, Brad Bosetti
Install new business identification ground signs.
Espen, District 2
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
July 1, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-03233
6100 Penn Ave, Coral Silsbe
Construction of new single story bank with drive-through ATM.
East Liberty, District 9
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
June 17, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-03666
2804 Beechwood Blvd, Scott Rankin
Deck replacement.
Squirrel Hill South, District 5
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
June 17, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-02582
5051 Centre Ave, Rachel O’Neill
Install two business identification wall signs, 79sq. ft. wall sign on westerly façade and 44sq. ft. wall sign on easterly façade on five story structure.
Bloomfield, District 7
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
June 17, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-02209
1321 E Carson St, Claire Dynes
Interior renovation for change of use of second and third floors of existing 3 story structure to multi-unit residential with six dwelling units.
South Side Flats, District 3
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
June 17, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-03461
5243 Duncan St, Matthew Diersen
Use of 940sq. ft. as office (limited) in 3 story structure with ramp and fence at rear.
Upper Lawrenceville, District 7
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
June 17, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-02454
7317 Reynolds St, Craig Collins
Construction of a new detached 2-car garage with roof deck above. This will connect to a deck area that has been previously approved by the zoning department.
Point Breeze, District 9
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
June 17, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-04102
120 Bakery Square Blvd, Mellissa Morrow, Ryan Wotus
New wall sign and awning sign.
Larimer, District 9
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
June 17, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-03929
640 Casino Dr, Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney Shawn Gallagher and Brendan Lucas
Continue to use commercial surface parking lot.
Chateau, District 6
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
June 10, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2020-03501
570 Champion Drive, Rachel O’Neill
New 36,000SF Chiller Plant for the University of Pittsburgh.
Terrace Village, District 6
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
June 10, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2020-13267
200 Technology Dr, Susan Hance
One 138.125sf high wall sign on northerly façade of five story structure.
South Oakland, District 3
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
June 10, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-03276
1035 Devon Rd, Ralph Meltz
New generator.
Squirrel Hill North, District 8
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
June 10, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2020-10178, 08908
229 & 231 ½ N Aiken Ave, Ryan England
New construction of 3 story two family dwellings with accessory front porch and parking at rear.
Garfield, District 9
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
June 10, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-01756
4012 Butler St, Farah Georgette
New projecting sign.
Central Lawrenceville, District 7
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
June 10, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-00896
E Jefferson St, parcels 23-F-73,74, 78, David Hager
New construction of 5 single unit dwellings.
Central Northside, District 6
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
June 10, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-03489
1901 Murray Ave, Anthony Prescott
Removal of existing GIANT EAGLE building sign and replaced with lower case giant eagle building sign.
Squirrel Hill South, District 5
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
June 10, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-03886
3510 Ridgeway St, Marcellino Manilla
Construction front and rear additions to single unit dwelling, use of 20’x20’ one story garage addition for 2 cars with porch on top at front, 20’x17’ L-shape 3 story addition at rear.
Upper Hill, District 6
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
June 3, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2020-09800
4731 Juniper St, Michael Brennan
Temporary occupancy for displaced pizza shop.
Bloomfield, District 7
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
June 3, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-01648
3721 Forbes Ave, Jason Straley
Install a 65"" digital display screen in the inside of building at window facing Forbes Ave
Central Oakland, District 3
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
June 3, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-05262
3906 Perrysville Avenue, Krista-Ann Staley and Pavel Bulanov
Interior renovations to add three new dwelling units on upper floors.
Perry North, District 1
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
June 3, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-02164
5501 Baum Blvd, Ryan Wotus
Construction of new two-story structure for use as Office (limited).
Friendship, District 7
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
June 3, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-01688
2815 Penn Ave, Ryan Wotus
Amendment to 18-SPR-00106 and DCP-ZDR-2020-07253 to install two 56’3’’ tall parking machines, increasing the parking from 20 to 36 spaces.
Strip District, District 7
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
June 3, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-02959
4808 Baum Blvd, Ryan Indovina
Construction of new single story drive-through car wash.
Bloomfield, District 7
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
June 3, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2020-11535
6135 Penn Ave, Jeffrey Wetzel
New construction of 6 story office building.
East Liberty, District 9
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
May 20, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-01147
5315 Holmes St, Louis Onwugbenu
New construction of 3 story, one unit detached residence with first floor garage, egress stairs at side of structure, and rooftop deck.
Upper Lawrenceville, District 7
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
May 20, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-02124
5300 Duncan St, Louis Onwugbenu
New 4 story one family dwelling.
Upper Lawrenceville, District 7
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
May 20, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-10205
304 Virginia St, Haley Linville
New business ID signs.
Mount Washington, District 2
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
May 20, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-03403
1022 Chestnut St, Nicola Katic
New business ID signs for coffee shop.
East Allegheny, District 1
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
May 20, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-01362
1914 Remington Dr, Kaiesha Montgomery
Use of residence as childcare (limited).
East Hills, District 9
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
May 20, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-11548
3513 Fleming Ave, Al-Amin Nadiyah
Use as childcare (limited)
Brighton Heights, District 1
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
May 20, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2020-09590
7208 Witherspoon St, Hosack Edward J
Construct detached garage at rear of single unit dwelling.
Morningside, District 7
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
May 20, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-01138
4004 Vinceton St, Amy Bennardo
Use of 3-story structure as three unit dwelling with no off-street parking.
Perry North, District 1
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
May 13, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-01933
24 Grape St , Robert Davis, JR
Use of structure as two family dwelling.
Knoxville, District 3
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
May 13, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-11308
1412 Bellaire Pl, Robert Wittman
New deck and stairway for single family dwelling.
Brookline, District 4
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
May 13, 2021
DCP-LOT-2021-00096
410 N Aiken St, Ryan England
Subdivision of two parcels into eight parcels.
Garfield, District 9
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
May 13, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-00602
343 Grace St, Ryan England
Use of two story structure as two unit dwelling.
Mount Washington, District 2
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
May 13, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-03076
447 Bigham St, Schutte Holly
6ft high fence installation in backyard.
Mount Washington, District 2
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
May 13, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-00545
848 Concord St, Nicola Katic
Grading to create new accessory parking lot use of 8-stall parking lot as accessory to three unit dwelling with 4ft retaining wall.
East Allegheny, District 1
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
May 13, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-02224, 02223, 02225, 00572
230 Carrington St, David Hager
Use of 4 story structures as single unit attached dwelling with two car integral garage on first floor and accessory rooftop deck.
Central Lawrenceville, District 6
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
May 13, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-03233
6100 Penn Ave, Coral Silsbe
Construction of new single story bank with drive-through ATM.
East Liberty, District 9
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
May 6, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-01096
Cliff St, parcel 9-M-178, Justin Cipriani
New construction of single unit dwelling.
Crawford-Roberts, Council District 6
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
May 6, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-02890
5655 Elgin Street, Andrew Lazu R
New construction of 6ft high privacy fence along exterior side yard of property abutting Mellon Street
Highland Park, Council District 7
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
May 6, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-00989
1445 Bennington Ave, Michael Graybrook
Construction addition to existing one story detached garage and addition to single unit dwelling.
Squirrel Hill North, Council District 8
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
May 6, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-02626
6229 Nicholson St, Robert Baumbach
New rear deck.
Squirrel Hill South, Council District 5
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
May 6, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-00630
5723 Pocusset St, Ray Hepp
Use of 15ft x 17ft 6in first floor covered deck at front of single unit dwelling.
Squirrel Hill South, Council District 5
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
May 6, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-01343
1607 Manhattan St, John Francona
One existing single family unit to be renovated and to have an addition; 3 new single family dwellings.
Manchester, Council District 5
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
May 6, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-02424
701 N St Clair St, Cresswell Phillip
Existing fence replacement.
East Liberty, Council District 9
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
May 6, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-01550
248 Alpine Ave, Kate Zarowski
Shared two car parking pad for adjacent neighbors.
Central Northside, Council District 6
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
April 22, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-00765
447 Iberia St, Matthew Steve
Use of structure as two family dwelling. Variance: 911.02 two unit residential is not permitted in the R1D zoning district Variance: 914.01.B.3 one additional parking space required, no off street parking proposed
Mount Washington, Council District 3
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
April 22, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-00798
2534 Perrysville Ave, Nathan Hart
Conversion of childcare facility on first floor to dwelling unit. Continued use of existing dwelling unit on upper floors (2 dwelling units’ total). Special Exception: 921.02.A.4 change from a one nonconforming use to another
Perry South, Council District 6
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
April 22, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-00731
7514 Thomas Blvd, Sarah Bradley
New high wall sign on westerly façade of five story structure. Variance: 919.03.M.6(a) maximum 40ft height permitted, 60ft proposed
Point Breeze North, Council District 9
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
April 22, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-13928
4936 Harrison St, Lurz Joshua P
6ft fence at side of existing single unit dwelling. Variance: 905.04.H.1.a(1) maximum 4ft height for fences in RIV Build-to-Zones, 6ft requested
Central Lawrenceville, Council District 7
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
April 22, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2020-10187
2401 E Carson Street, Haley Linville
Replacement of face of existing ground sign with electronic sign, and installation of two canopy signs on canopy at existing one-story structure in use as gas station/convenience store. Variance: 919.03.M.5(c) canopy signs are not permitted to project above the canopy, and canopy signs have a maximum height of 8”. One proposed canopy sign projects above the canopy, and has a height of 5’; the other proposed canopy sign has a height of 22”. Variance: 919.03.O.3 new electronic signs are permitted only in the HC, UI, and GI zoning districts. The proposed electronic sign is located in the LNC zoning district.
South Side Flats, Council District 3
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
April 22, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2019-05047
Bedford Ave(site C-1), parcels 9-M-251, 251A, Nathan Huggins and Lakeisha Byrd
New construction of two single unit attached dwellings. Variance: 903.03.C.2 minimum interior side setback is 10’, and 1.5’ requested minimum rear setback is 25’, and 16’ requested minimum front setback is 25’, and 7’requested minimum exterior side setback is 25’, and 1.5’ requested minimum lot size is 3,200sq. ft., and 1,101.75sq. ft. requested minimum lot size per unit is 1,800sq. ft., and 1,101.75sq. ft. requested Variance: 925.06.A maximum fence height within 25’ exterior side setback is 4’ and open, 6’ opaque fence requested
Crawford Roberts, Council District 6
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
April 22, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-00405
415 Bucknell St, Stephen Niznik
Construction of 20’x23’, one story detached garage at rear of single unit dwelling. Variance: 903.03.B.2 5ft interior side setback required Variance: 912.04.B 5ft rear setback required
Point Breeze, Council District 8
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
April 22, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2020-09672
512 Armandale St, Lewis Sarah
New privacy fence and porch replacement. Variance: 903.03.E.2 minimum 5ft front setback required, 3ft requested for fence minimum 5ft interior side setback required, and 2ft requested for deck
Central Northside, Council District 6
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
April 15, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-00269
1311 Sherman Ave, John Francona
New privacy fence. Variance: 903.03.D.2 minimum 15ft front setback required, 0ft requested
Central Northside, Council District 1
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
April 15, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-01725
135 Greenside Ave, Beresford Tracy
Use as child care (general) in the R1D zoning district. Front parking pad. Variance: 911.02 use as child care(general) is not permitted in the R1D zoning district Variance: 903.03.B.2 30ft front setback required, and 0ft proposed for parking pad
Banksville, Council District 2
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
April 15, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-00843
Middle St & Foreland St, Nathan Hart
Three new 3 story single unit dwellings. Variance: 903.03.E.2 1,200 sq. ft. minimum lot size required; 893.5sq.ft. for two lots requested 5ft interior side setback required, 0ft requested 5ft exterior side setback required, 6inch. Requested
East Allegheny, Council District 1
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
April 15, 2021
DCP-LOT-2021-00072
819 54th St, Troy Hosopple
Subdivision of parcel into two lots. Variance: 905.02.C 3,200sq. ft. minimum lot size required, two 2,000sq. ft. requested
Upper Lawrenceville, Council District 7
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
April 15, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-00485
5425 Claybourne St, Englert Douglas J
Parking pad at front of single unit dwelling. Variance: 903.03.E.2 minimum 5ft front setback required, 0ft requested minimum 5ft interior side setback required, 0ft requested
Shadyside, Council District 8
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
April 15, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2020-11865
5635 Pocusset St, Nathan Hart
New 3-story 2-unit dwelling with integral 3-car garage, 10'-8"" x 12' rear deck on 2 levels, and stairs to grade. Variance: 903.03.B.2 minimum lot size per unit 3,000sq. ft. required; 2,800sq. ft. requested
Squirrel Hill South, Council District 5
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
April 15, 2021
DCP-ZDR-2021-00313
3221 Kennett Sq, Ryan Wotus
Continuation of existing two-unit residential use. Variance/Review: 911.02 review of continued use of structure as two family dwelling
South Oakland, Council District 3
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
April 8, 2021
Christofano Christi, 436 Ella Street, DCP-ZDR-2020-13205
Construction of second story to existing garage
Bloomfield, Council District 7
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
April 8, 2021
Ellen Levin, 305 Wood Street, DCP-ZDR-2021-00263
New construction of 20 story tower and renovation of existing 4-story structure for mixed-use development.
Central Business District, Council District 6
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
April 8, 2021
Stuart Jacob, Wylie Ave, DCP-ZDR-2020-13475
Construction of new parking lot with 11 parking spaces as accessory to existing Jeron X Grayson community center.
Crawford-Roberts, Council District 6
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
April 8, 2021
Emko James, 1437 Muldowney Ave, DCP-ZDR-2021-00802
Use of 2-story structure as two unit dwelling with no on-site parking.
Lincoln Place, Council District 5
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
April 8, 2021
Damon Weiss, 5525 Columbo St, DCP-ZDR-2020-13392
Improve/ expand playing surface and repave parking lot on side of existing school.
Garfield, Council District 9
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
April 8, 2021
Christopher Richardson, 525 Yarrow St, DCP-ZDR-2020-06639
New construction of six single-unit attached residential dwellings.
Central Oakland, Council District 3
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
April 8, 2021
Keane George, 1409 Tinsbury St, DCP-ZDR-2021-13060
Continued use of structure as two family dwelling.
Troy Hill, Council District 1
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
April 8, 2021
Bill Nichol, 7515 Graymore Rd, DCP-ZDR-2021-00321
Build shed/play hang out 12’x12’
Point Breeze, Council District 9
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
April 8, 2021
Lisa Whitney, 112 Woodland Rd, DCP-ZDR-2021-00521
Construct 8’ brick wall and iron gate along Shady Avenue at rear of single unit dwelling.
Squirrel Hill North, Council District 8
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
March 18, 2021
James Marasti, 4 Kosciusko Way
Install 9’x21’ parking pad at front of single unit dwelling.
South Side Slopes, Council District 3
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
March 18, 2021
Harry Levine, 714 Amberson Ave
New retaining wall with fence on top of it in front and side yards of single unit dwelling.
Shadyside, Council District 8
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
March 18, 2021
David Wessel, 923 Greenfield Ave
Install a 14kw generator.
Greenfield, Council District 5
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
March 18, 2021
Paul Levine, 5020 Castleman St
New detached accessory 2-car Garage structure to replace existing 3-car garage. New 6'6"" high perimeter fences and 6'-0 high brick perimeter screen walls, fireplace, pergola, and new deck.
Shadyside, Council District 8
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
March 18, 2021
Rocco Magrino, 1679 Waterfront Pl
Install signage on two 5 story multi-unit dwellings.
Strip District, Council District 7
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
March 18, 2021
Shimon Zimbovsky, 5120 Beeler St
Proposed 220sq. ft. front porch enclosure to existing 3-story residence.
Squirrel Hill North, Council District 8
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
March 18, 2021
Nathan Hart, 3268 Dawson Street
Renovation of first floor and basement as dwelling unit. Alteration of first floor front facade. Continued use of upper floors as residential dwelling unit.
South Oakland, Council District 3
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
March 18, 2021
Cunningham Amy J, 1033 Elwell St
Install 6ft high fence at side and rear of single unit dwelling
Lincoln Place, Council District 5
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
March 18, 2021
Jeffrey Davis, 1501 Preble Ave
Exterior renovations to add new entrance, construct fifth floor addition, and new rooftop deck.
Chateau, Council District 6
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
March 11, 2021
Firewicz Mark, Amana St/ 107 Romance Way, parcel 60-G-284
Change of use from accessory garage to primary use Warehouse (General), to be used as car storage. Previously associated primary use was house since demolished.
Carrick, Council District 4
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
March 11, 2021
Michael Leckie, 1083 Dorset Rd
Install a new 50% open design fence within the front yard.
Squirrel Hill North, Council District 8
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
March 11, 2021
""Okoko Jerry, 440 S Aiken Ave
Change of use from two unit dwelling to three unit dwelling.
Bloomfield, Council District 7""
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
March 11, 2021
Blinov Ivan, 3891 Brighton Rd
Interior and exterior renovations for change of use of 1,633 SF on first floor of existing two-story structure to Retail Sales and Services (Limited) for coffee shop and change of use of second floor to TwoUnit Residential, with six accessory parking spaces at side and rear of structure.
Brighton Heights, Council District 1
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
March 11, 2021
Link Brian, 143 Merrimac St
Use of two car parking pad at front of two unit dwelling.
Mount Washington, Council District 2
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
March 11, 2021
Lisa Haluck, 5241 Liberty Ave
Install (1) 1'-7 3/4"" x 16'-5 3/4"" led illuminated channel letters mounted to a raceway on the front elevation of the building. Install (1) 3' x 6'-7 7/16"" non-illuminated aluminum panel with vinyl graphics attached to the side elevation of the building.
Bloomfield, Council District 7
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
March 11, 2021
Robert Steele, 640 Science St
New construction of single unit detached dwelling with first floor integral garage.
Allentown, Council District 3
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
March 11, 2021
Tony Pompeo, 5422 Wilkins Ave
New construction of two-story, one-unit detached dwelling with firstfloor integral garage, front porch, rear deck, and 5’ wooden fence around rear yard.
Squirrel Hill North, Council District 8
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
March 4, 2021
Cinique Saunders, 165 42nd Street
Parking pad in front of single family dwelling.
Central Lawrenceville, Council District 7
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
March 4, 2021
Nathan Hart, 5341 Waterford Street
Use of 8.5ft x 19ft one car-parking pad at front of single unit dwelling.
Garfield, Council District 9
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
March 4, 2021
Catalina Pagnotta, 703 N Negley Ave
Installation of a 6ft tall fence to match the existing along the property lines.
East Liberty, Council District 9
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
March 4, 2021
Mohammad Akbar, 5121 Carnegie St
Subdivision of parcel into two lots
Upper Lawrenceville, Council District 7
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
March 4, 2021
Nate Boersma, 1820 Ringwalt St
Use of 2 ½-story structure as two unit dwelling with two car one story detached garage at rear.
Beechview, Council District 4
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
March 4, 2021
Tim Seemiller, 446 44th St
Two car parking pad.
Central Lawrenceville, Council District 7
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
March 4, 2021
Nordquist Charles R, 7718 Brashear St
Change of use to two unit residential.
Point Breeze, Council District 9
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
March 4, 2021
Lakeisha Byrd, Devilliers Street parcels: 10-N-73,74,76,78,80
New construction of three two unit and two single unit dwellings.
Middle Hill, Council District 6
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
March 4, 2021
Robert Behers, 1674 Biltmore Ln
Install emergency generator at single unit dwelling.
Squirrel Hill South, Council District 5
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
February 18, 2021
Nicholas MacFalls, 1400 Beechview Ave
Change of use of existing structure to three family dwelling.
Beechview, Council District 4
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
February 18, 2021
Sandy Garfinkel, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, 100 Stanwix St
Install 5’x10’ electronic non-advertising wall sign.
Central Business District, Downtown, Council District 6
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
February 18, 2021
Erin Lambert, 926 Jancey St
Construct 11’x18’ shed at rear of single unit dwelling.
Morningside, Council District 7
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
February 18, 2021
Ryan Wotus, 3221 Kennett Sq
Continuation of existing two-unit residential use.
South Oakland, Council District 3
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
February 18, 2021
Lauren Gratchick, 1001 Liberty Ave
Install two new high wall signs 334ft above grade.
Central Business District, Downtown, Council District 6
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
February 18, 2021
Marvin Miller, 7713 Bennett St
New 2 story residential duplex with two parking pads at rear.
Homewood South, Council District 9
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
February 18, 2021
Jeffrey Wetzel, 6135 Penn Ave
New construction of 6 story office building.
East Liberty, Council District 9
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
February 11, 2021
Carmen Mclntyre, 1036 Brookline Blvd
Expand occupancy for existing childcare use.
Brookline, Council District 4
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
February 11, 2021
Reisman Mark S, 1423 Severn St
Install 6’ privacy fence at front of single unit dwelling.
Squirrel Hill North, Council District 8
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
February 11, 2021
Jack Williams, 3500 California Avenue
Construct garage addition at front of single unit dwelling.
Brighton Heights, Council District 1
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
February 11, 2021
Baker Jessica A, 3458 Perrysville Ave
Change of use from mixed use structure to two family dwelling.
Perry North, Council District 1
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
February 11, 2021
Catalina Pagnotta, 550 East End Avenue
First Floor (grade level) deck across rear of existing house. Second Floor balcony at rear of house. Third Floor dormer expansion/addition within existing Third Floor footprint. New 1.5 story 3-car garage at rear of property of Flotilla Way with a curb cut. Fence with gate at rear property line for privacy/security.
Point Breee, Council District 9
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
February 11, 2021
Emily Jones, 970 Washington Boulevard
Installation of (1) double-faced internally illuminated pylon sign with LED message center. This sign will be an exact replacement of the previous sign that was damaged by a car accident.
Homewood West, Council District 9
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
February 11, 2021
William Bresnahan, Adam Zinsser, Steve Wright, 1011 Western Ave
Commercial parking lot, variances requested for 907.03.B, 914.05, 914.09.A.1 , 914.09.H.1 , 918.03.A, 918.02.B, 918.02.C
Chateau, Council District 6
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
February 11, 2021
Janell Hinton, 5832 Beacon St
Renovation to change of use of existing 4-story structure from three unit residential to multi-unit residential with 4 dwelling units.
Squirrel Hill South, Council District 5
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
February 4, 2021
265 Jasper Street
Continued use of structure as two family dwelling.
Mount Washington, Council District 2
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
February 4, 2021
Daniel Simkins, 230 Main Street
Use of structure as two family dwelling.
Central Lawrenceville, Council District 7
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
February 4, 2021
Emily Jones, 405 Wood Street
Installation of (1) set of face-lit channel letters with frame, (2) doublefaced internally illuminated blade signs, and (2) flag pole signs for The Industrialist Hotel.
Central Business District, Council District 6
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
February 4, 2021
Alex Corapi, 4606 Davison Street
Construction of four new single unit dwellings.
Central Lawrenceville, Council District 7
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
February 4, 2021
Robyn Brady, 1422 Rush Street
Subdivision of two lots into four lots.
Manchester, Council District 6
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
February 4, 2021
Barb Plutko, 3113 Brighton Road
6’x6’ internally illuminated cabinet-double sided sign that includes the lower section as a changeable LED sign
Marshall-Shadeland, Council District 1
Agenda
Application
Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
February 4, 2021
De Paolo Morgan, 3026 Glen Mawr Street
Use of structure as two family residence.
Sheraden, Council District 2
Agenda
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