“CALL to ACTION”

5/6/2021 UPDATES

Attorneys Discuss Pizzuti Project   Attorneys for Neighborhoods for Responsible Development (N4RD) and the Pizzuti Companies met this week, seeking common ground on the developer’s plans to redevelop the site of the old Giant Eagle grocery at 280 East Whittier Street.   To refresh your memory, N4RD is a group of neighborhood residents who say the size of the mixed-use development, as planned, would be inappropriate in a community of historic, one- and two-story homes and businesses. Pizzuti wants to build a complex that would top out at 62 feet high and contain 262 apartments, along with 8,000 square feet of retail space.
N4RD continues to raise several other concerns about the building, as well. All traffic in and out of the apartments, as well as all deliveries and trash collection, would be along the 20-foot-wide Grant Avenue. Pizzuti has asked for a variance to allow for 131 fewer parking spaces than normally allowed by the city for a project of this scale. There would be no parking accommodations for the 8,000 square feet of retail space that would front East Whittier Street. And the height of the five-story building would limit sunshine for residents in surrounding blocks.   The project awaits final approval before Columbus City Council, which is not expected to hear the re-zoning requests before June.
Donations to N4RD have been used to hire a zoning attorney to support its goal of a smaller apartment complex. The group also needs money to produce independent traffic and parking studies. Any amount, no matter how small, is appreciated.
Information on donating can be found in the N4RD Position Statement and at SchumacherPlace.org. Also, you may write to the organization at Neighbors4RD@gmail.com. N4RD is in the process of establishing itself as a non-profit organization. As such, donations are not yet tax-deductible.   Editor’s Note: Neighborhoods for Responsible Development is not associated with the German Village Society. However, the two organizations share a number of concerns about the proposed East Whittier Street development.

5/5/2021

BELOW IS THE BASIS FOR RECOMMENDATION from COLUMBUS DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION

BASIS FOR RECOMMENDATION

4/15/2021

 
    
The Pizzuti Project…

Discussing Safety with City Officials
By John Clark, Volunteer Editor
 
Editor’s Note: I am a trustee of Neighborhoods for Responsible Development (N4RD), as well as the volunteer editor of the German Village Society’s weekly Neighbors4Neighbors electronic newsletter. N4RD and the Society are unrelated to each other.
 
Traffic safety was uppermost on the minds of several area residents Wednesday morning when they quizzed City of Columbus traffic division officials about the Pizzuti Companies’ proposed mixed-use project on East Whittier Street.
 
Neighbors used their smartphones to point out potential problem areas to the officials, who communicated by computer and the WebEx platform from their downtown offices.
 
In addition to concerns about height, massing and parking, some neighbors fear that the huge building’s only entrances and exits, along the 20-foot-wide Grant Avenue, would lead to a variety of hazardous conditions for drivers. There are also continuing questions about safe access to Grant from private driveways and garages.
 

 

 
A motorist’s view, driving north along 20-foot-wide Grant Avenue, adjacent to the old Giant Eagle building at 280 East Whittier Street.
 

 
The officials seemed to welcome the dialogue and agreed that some points were of concern to them. They defended the anticipated traffic of apartment residents and service trucks on the small alley, saying there were similarly designed developments in the Short North. The neighbors made it very clear that a Short North-like situation was what the community hopes to avoid. Officials said they would try to provide answers to the safety questions next week.
 
The alley meeting was coordinated by Neighborhoods for Responsible Development (N4RD), which recently hired a law firm to develop and coordinate a legal response to the proposed development.
 
Donations to cover attorney fees and other professional services are appreciated. Visit SchumacherPlace.org to learn how to contribute. Also, please note that while N4RD and the German Village Society share certain development-related concerns, the two organizations are not related to one another. Click here to read N4RD’s position statement. You may write the organization at Neighborhoods4RD@gmail.com.
 
And in case you missed it, this Columbus Dispatch article from March 29 explains about the grass-roots efforts to force a compromise on the apartment building’s height (almost 62 feet), mass, parking and other concerning aspects.
 
Neither the German Village Society nor Neighborhoods for Responsible Development opposes re-development of the Giant Eagle site. Both groups want to see a project that is respectful of the surrounding, historic neighborhoods.
 

 
 
Giant Eagle Pharmacy Now Open in Merion Village
 






 
The much-anticipated Giant Eagle Pharmacy in Merion Village opened last week, replacing the in-store pharmacy on East Whittier Street, which was forced to close when the grocery chain did not renew its lease on the property.
 
The new pharmacy at 1380 South 4th Street also has many of the same offerings as a typical convenience store. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 to 8; Saturdays, 9 to 5; and Sundays, 9 to 3.
 
 
By John Clark, Volunteer Editor



 
Share with Us, to Share with Others
Do you have information that other members would find interesting? We’d love to hear from you. Please send all submissions to N4N@germanvillage.com. The deadline each week is 5 p.m. Tuesday for that Thursday’s newsletter. Submissions subject to editing and approval.
 
 
Copyright 2021 – German Village Society
 

4/8/2021

    An Introduction to Neighborhoods for Responsible Development By John Clark, Volunteer Editor   Editor’s Note: I am a trustee of Neighborhoods for Responsible Development (N4RD), as well as the volunteer editor of the German Village Society’s weekly Neighbors4Neighbors electronic newsletter. N4RD and the Society are unrelated to each other.     Last week, the German Village Society issued a statement in support of the mission of the newly created Neighborhoods for Responsible Development, or N4RD. So, what is N4RD? And why does it exist?   Neighborhoods for Responsible Development is an association of five local residents who recognized from the beginning the need for a legal component to area residents’ efforts in opposing the height, scale and other issues related to the proposed Pizzuti Companies’ mixed-use development at 280 East Whittier Street. We are Pat and Barbara Bowers, Rosalie Goodsell, Regina Tobin and John Clark.   Upon formation, N4RD raised money and hired a law firm to develop and guide our strategy against a building we see as completely beyond the scale of its surrounding, historic neighborhoods – Schumacher Place, German Village and Merion Village. We welcome the support of all area residents who feel their voices in opposition to thoughtless commercial development are being drowned out.   N4RD is not anti-development. We firmly believe the Giant Eagle site shouldbe developed, and we would welcome a reasonable plan for multiple private residences there. But any new construction must fit within the context of its surroundings – not to rise to almost twice the height or more of adjacent buildings … not to crowd the site’s borders with little or no setback … and not to create more traffic and parking problems in an already busy, urban area.   We ask you to read our position statement, which can be found here. We invite you to send questions and comments to our association at Neighborhoods4RD@gmail.com. And we would appreciate your donations, as we pursue all legal avenues toward supporting responsible development in our historic communities.  german@germanvillage.com.  

4/1/2021 WHAT DID NOT MAKE INTO THE PRESS

Message from the Meeting Haus   What Didn’t Make it into The Dispatch   By Chris Hune, GVS Board President
Any time we as an organization are approached by the media, we readily provide as much information as we can in hopes that the points we are emphasizing will be mentioned. This week another article on the Giant Eagle project made it into the press. What gets published is what grabs the most attention. That’s their business. What didn’t make it into the article was a response to a question posed – “This has been going on for more than a year – what more can you add to your argument – other neighborhoods are dealing with the same issues.”    What’s different is German Village is the only neighborhood in Central Ohio that has the historical designation from the National Historic Trust. We are the neighborhood that historical districts around the country use as their template for preservation efforts.  We are a destination for people coming into our City for its history, architecture and preservation efforts. These are points we will continue to drive home to Council and to all who will listen as we move forward and why we want to preserve the fabric of the conjoining neighborhoods and not diffuse the architectural integrity.    To that end we’re looking forward to all the visitors that are beginning to make their way onto our streets and supporting our businesses, the spring blooms that are beginning to burst full and our neighbors that are congregating again in small groups post vaccinations. We’re also targeting to have the visitors center reopen by June. We will continue to keep you updated on progress.    And finally on this holy holiday week wishing you Happy Passover and a Happy Easter.  
Special Statement from the German Village Society Board of Trustees The officers of the German Village Society met via Zoom last week with representatives of Neighborhoods for Responsible Development (N4RD), an association of concerned residents who oppose commercial developments in and near German Village that the majority of  
neighboring residents feel are inappropriate for their locations. N4RD has hired legal counsel and continues to solicit donations to assist in their efforts, focusing first on the proposed Pizzuti development at the former Giant Eagle site at 280 East Whittier Street.   The Society joins these concerned citizens in their efforts and wishes to acknowledge this group of committed residents and reiterate our shared commitment to encouraging responsible development in our neighborhoods. The GVS is currently pursuing a strategy that emphasizes raising publicity and engaging with City Council, and it sees its own robust efforts as complementary to the path adopted by N4RD.   We are all in this together and a variety of approaches to this very important challenge offers the best opportunity to realize our shared goal of reasonable and responsible development in German Village and surrounding neighborhoods.  For those who are interested in working with N4RD, you may reach out to them at Neighborhoods4RD@gmail.com.   Over the next few weeks, you will find updates by N4RD in our weekly N4N news, updating the community on their activities and strategies.

MARCH 24, 2021



4/8/2021







4/1/2021 WHAT DID NOT MAKE INTO THE PRESS


Any time we as an organization are approached by the media, we readily provide as much information as we can in hopes that the points we are emphasizing will be mentioned. This week another article on the Giant Eagle project made it into the press. What gets published is what grabs the most attention. That’s their business. What didn’t make it into the article was a response to a question posed – “This has been going on for more than a year – what more can you add to your argument – other neighborhoods are dealing with the same issues.”    What’s different is German Village is the only neighborhood in Central Ohio that has the historical designation from the National Historic Trust. We are the neighborhood that historical districts around the country use as their template for preservation efforts.  We are a destination for people coming into our City for its history, architecture and preservation efforts. These are points we will continue to drive home to Council and to all who will listen as we move forward and why we want to preserve the fabric of the conjoining neighborhoods and not diffuse the architectural integrity.    To that end we’re looking forward to all the visitors that are beginning to make their way onto our streets and supporting our businesses, the spring blooms that are beginning to burst full and our neighbors that are congregating again in small groups post vaccinations. We’re also targeting to have the visitors center reopen by June. We will continue to keep you updated on progress.    And finally on this holy holiday week wishing you Happy Passover and a Happy Easter.  








neighboring residents feel are inappropriate for their locations. N4RD has hired legal counsel and continues to solicit donations to assist in their efforts, focusing first on the proposed Pizzuti development at the former Giant Eagle site at 280 East Whittier Street.   The Society joins these concerned citizens in their efforts and wishes to acknowledge this group of committed residents and reiterate our shared commitment to encouraging responsible development in our neighborhoods. The GVS is currently pursuing a strategy that emphasizes raising publicity and engaging with City Council, and it sees its own robust efforts as complementary to the path adopted by N4RD.   We are all in this together and a variety of approaches to this very important challenge offers the best opportunity to realize our shared goal of reasonable and responsible development in German Village and surrounding neighborhoods.  For those who are interested in working with N4RD, you may reach out to them at Neighborhoods4RD@gmail.com.   Over the next few weeks, you will find updates by N4RD in our weekly N4N news, updating the community on their activities and strategies.



MARCH 24, 2021

NEIGHBORHOODS 4 RESPONSIBLE DEVELOPMENT

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1M-JeqxARdIsZFO_eEKqCUaGzr_rJBM7e/view?usp=sharing

NEIGHBORHOODS 4 RESPONSIBLE DEVELOPMENT

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1M-JeqxARdIsZFO_eEKqCUaGzr_rJBM7e/view?usp=sharing

MARCH 5, 2021

Click on address below

280 EAST WHITTIER

 

Click on : Write City Council,   YOU CAN HELP !!!!!

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD

ONLY, WRITE CITY COUNCIL ,

DO NOT EMAIL SHANNON PINE/ City Staff is finished with PROJECT

January 14 Development Commission:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cC01m6alceY

(Z20-061 begins approximately 3 hours and 19 minutes into the meeting)

 

February 11 Development Commission:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7v7VCV4vEek

(Z20-061 begins approximately 1 hour and 55 minutes into the meeting)

2/11/2021 AS President of Schumacher Place Civic Association, I am saddened to say the Development Commission voted for the Pizzuti Project tonight. Next will be City Council to decide the out come. Date to be provided when available.

Whittier Rendering

Jaeger Rendering

Boundaries Map

Click Below:

WRITE CITY COUNCIL NOW

Ultimately Columbus City Council will decide. Here are their addresses:

WRITE THEM YOUR THOUGHTS AND CONCERNS


Columbus City Council Member Mitchell Brown 90 West Broad Street Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 645-7380 mjbrown@columbus.gov

Columbus City Council Member Shannon Hardin 90 West Broad Street Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 645-7380 sghardin@columbus.gov

Columbus City Council Member Elizabeth Brown 90 West Broad Street Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 645-7163 ecbrown@columbus.gov

Columbus City Council Member Emmanuel Remy 90 West Broad Street Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 645-3559 evremy@columbus.gov

Columbus City Council Member Shayla Favor 90 West Broad Street Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 645-5524 sdfavor@columbus.gov

Columbus City Council Member Priscilla Tyson 90 West Broad Street Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 645-7380 prtyson@columbus.gov

Columbus City Council Member Rob Dorans 90 West Broad Street Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 645-8201 radorans@columbus.gov

UPDATE 1/30/2021

UPDATES1/15/2021NBC4i article released this afternoon regarding Pizzuti project. https://www.nbc4i.com/…/another-round-of-revisions-for…/NBC4I.COMAnother round of revisions for Pizzuti project at Schumaacher Place

The next step for 280 E. Whittier is the Development Commission. Set for February 11, 2021 via Webex. They will hear the REZONE for Z20-061.

URGENT: We Need Everyone to Send an Email by 2/3/2021. The Columbus Development Commission is tentatively scheduled to meet on 1/14/2021 to determine if the Pizzuti site at 280 E Whittier will be rezoned to allow for a building of unlimited height. Here’s what you can do to help influence their decision: send an email to ALL the City of Columbus staff listed below no later than Wednesday, January 6, 2021 A sample email for your use appears below:Your NameYour AddressTo: Columbus Development Commissioners and Columbus City Council membersTOPIC: Development of 280 E Whittier Street, 43206I oppose the proposal submitted by Pizzuti due to the size (61’ 10” height) and the scale (263 units on 2.34 acres) in the middle of three historic neighborhoods: German Village, Schumacher Place and Merion Village. I am not against development of this site. I would like to see a structure with a maximum height of 38’ to allow for a better fit into three neighborhoods made up of mostly two-story homes.PLEASE SEND AS IS OR FEEL FREE TO ADD YOUR PERSONAL COMMENTS ON HOW YOU WILL BE IMPACTED BY THIS DEVELOPMENT HERESend email at ALL below by 1/6/2021:Shannon Pine, City of Columbus Manager for Public Hearing – Rezoning & Council Variances, spine@columbus.gov Council Member Elizabeth Brown ecbrown@columbus.govCouncil Member Emmanuel Remy evremy@columbus.govCouncil Member Shayla Favor sdfavor@columbus.govCouncil Member Priscilla Tyson prtyson@columbus.govCouncil Member Rob Dorans radorans@columbus.gov Council Member Mitchell Brown mjbrown@columbus.govCouncil Member Shannon Hardin sghardin@columbus.govThank You.

All opposition correspondence, files, and materials should be sent to me by 1/6/21 so that I can forward one complete file to the Development Commission members. This is preferred over individual email messages to the DC Members. That way, all of the opposition materials are in one place for them to review, and will be sent to them when I send the Staff Report. Per this request, send all information to Spine@columbus.gov

SADLY , TONIGHT THE CSSAC DID NOT SUPPORT OUR NEIGHBORHOODS’ VOTE. The Z20-061 was voted 6-5 in favor. CV20-066 was supported for all variances. Next this will be heard at the DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION IN JANUARY. IT IS NOT OVER, BE STRONG AND HAVE A NICE HOLIDAY.

DECEMBER 8, 2020 6:30 PM

Front of Dispatch Metro section 12/4.

Pizzuti apartment project near German Village clears another hurdle

Mark Ferenchik, The Columbus DispatchAn updated renderings for Schumacher Place, an apartment building project proposed for the site at 280 E. Whittier St. that is now occupied by a Giant Eagle grocery store.The controversial apartment building project proposed for a Giant Eagle site near German Village has cleared another hurdle as the South Side Area Commission’s zoning committee sent it to a full commission vote next week.The proposed project at 280 E. Whittier St., will ultimately go before the city Development Commission and Columbus City Council. It now includes 263 apartment units. That’s scaled back from an originally proposed 330 units, as developer Pizzuti Companies tries to alleviate neighborhood objections about density and traffic.But many still aren’t happy, including German Village resident Cheryl Hacker, the former chairwoman of the German Village Commission.”The developer wants to build a large structure, which is still plainly inappropriate for our neighborhood,” Hacker said during the virtual zoning committee meeting on Tuesday. “Much is at stake.”German Village has been fortunate to have sensible zoning restrictions. One of the things that makes German Village distinct is there aren’t massive structures on the other side of its borders,” she said.Updated renderings for the proposed Schumacher Place apartment and retail complex on the site occupied by a the Giant Eagle grocery store call for a 263-unit building.The 2.3-acre site sits in the Schumacher Place neighborhood adjacent to German Village, outside of the German Village Commission’s authority.The zoning variances allow for first-floor residential units, zero building setbacks, and would reduce the number of required parking spaces from 428 to 263. It would have 8,250-square-feet of retail space. Pizzuti also needs the site itself rezoned to proceed.The project’s height varies, from 49 feet (four-and-a-half stories) on the south side along Whittier Street to 38 feet (three-and-a-half stories) on the north side of the site. Eleven fifth-floor units in the proposed project are at 62 feet tall.This is another view of the updated renderings for the proposed Schumacher Place apartment and retail complex on the site occupied by a the Giant Eagle grocery store at 280 E. Whittier.Brenda Gischel, who leads the Schumacher Place Civic Association, said that even with fewer units, the project still does not fit the neighborhood’s fabric.”That has no place in the middle of three neighborhoods,” Gischel said, referring to Schumacher Place, German Village and Merion Village. Gischel fears that a 62-foot height would set a precedent that would lead to similar projects in the area.”We don’t want to be the Short North,” she said. A 35-foot-height would be acceptable, Gischel said, wondering why Pizzuti couldn’t remove those top 11 units.Jon Riewald, Pizzuti’s vice president of development, told the zoning committee that the project will contribute to the vibrancy of small businesses in the area and create a better neighborhood. Pizzuti spokeswoman Laurie Marquart said in an email that the company typically does not disclose project costs.Bob Leighty, a zoning committee member and executive director of the Parsons Avenue Merchants Association, said an increase in residents should be a boost for neighborhood businesses.Schumacher Place resident Will Roth said the project will help increase the supply of housing in an area where demand is forcing up prices.Curtis Davis, chairman of the South Side Area Commission Zoning Committee, said the full area commission will take up the issue on Tuesday.Davis said Giant Eagle plans to close the store in January.”I think the project is a valid project,” Davis said. “You have to understand we’re a growing city.”Regina Acosta Tobin, broker and owner of Metro Village Realty, said she showed a couple from Charlotte, North Carolina, a home on East Whittier across from the site this past Saturday.The couple asked to see the Pizzuti plans, she said, and afterwards told her: “That’s like an entire mountain in front of our house.” The couple is now not interested in the home.Tobin called the zoning committee decision one small battle.

UPDATES FOR 11/25/2020 Z-20-061 and CV20-066

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1e2i65Nq2PdSoD_RzHJ7Z6T8LrnmC3OXB/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QV6vjIfjH-kZwMSG3jd6XObRGYKimiQJ/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zfCgHz6VBkmZ187_LPcoS1LapsXMRxR-/view?usp=sharing

JOIN OUR EFFORTS, SIGN THE PETITION

 https://www.change.org/p/columbus-ohio-city-building-and-zoning-bodies-committees-and-commissions-and-city-council-preserve-our-neighborhoods-stop-pizzuti 

UPDATED SITE 11/06/2020 ELEVATIONShttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1A00GhVejfU6WWJUVvvd0XkR41gGuspJI/view?usp=sharing

UPDATE Z20-061 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1spyKkjZdLoTVCu3_bwjSL4tWDQSXeA7I/view?usp=sharing

SEE THE REVISED 10/31/2020

280 East Whittier Street

Summary of revised Pizzuti proposal. New Pizzuti proposal: 279 units- reduced from 331. This is made up of 50% one bedroom, 35% studio and 15% two bedrooms. 228 structured stalls (which means parking spots) 180 below level and 58 at grade level. 17 additional on street parking spaces due to allowing parking on the east side of Jaeger. 9,462 sf of retail space – increased from 8,000 sf. This is not confirmed and is subject to reduction. 38 feet tall on Kossuth and 49 feet tall on Whittier and 62 feet tall inside the corridor at Jaeger and Lansing. Prior to this change the entire project was 62 feet tall. On Kossuth the height will be 3.5 stories and on Whittier will be 4.5 stories. There “might be” trees on the streets, flowers, planters, brick sidewalks, bike storage and a bike shop. Parking and traffic studies completed by the city and awaiting review by city staff. No commitment to affordable housing.

This is the Schumcaher Place Civic Association letter to CSSAC 10/25/2020 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PLoVIKdVEclzzUUY3YOI_SCVmbeoq0J-/view?usp=sharing

If you oppose the plan, please email the CSSAC members and express your concerns: View Post

jcole2011@hotmail.com, atticusgarden@gmail.com, tom.less@woolpert.com, edgewood.acres.officialsitecmh@gmail.com, apriltisby@hotmail.com, binkycmh@hotmail.com, cyp1799@yahoo.com, pjcopeland@sbcglobal.net, peace_banner@att.net, eesynk@yahoo.com, minakhopkins@gmail.com, bobleighty41@gmail.com,cdavis@team-icsc.com, mikehalcock@gmail.com

Ultimately Columbus City Council will decide. Here are their addresses:


Columbus City Council Member Mitchell Brown 90 West Broad Street Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 645-7380 mjbrown@columbus.gov

Columbus City Council Member Shannon Hardin 90 West Broad Street Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 645-7380 sghardin@columbus.gov

Columbus City Council Member Elizabeth Brown 90 West Broad Street Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 645-7163 ecbrown@columbus.gov

Columbus City Council Member Emmanuel Remy 90 West Broad Street Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 645-3559 evremy@columbus.gov

Columbus City Council Member Shayla Favor 90 West Broad Street Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 645-5524 sdfavor@columbus.gov

Columbus City Council Member Priscilla Tyson 90 West Broad Street Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 645-7380 prtyson@columbus.gov

Columbus City Council Member Rob Dorans 90 West Broad Street Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 645-8201 radorans@columbus.gov

280 East Whittier

Voting is in. Thank you to all.

(Z20-061 AND CV20-066)

(This is a third party rendering based on the specs provided by the Pizzuti Company.)

SCHUMACHER PLACE VOTERS….. 405 RESIDENTS CAST THEIR OPINION

TOTAL VERIFIED TURN OUT

1) VOTE: The proposed Rezoning Application, Z20-061
FOR: 15 (3.7%) AGAINST: 390 (96.3%)

2) VOTE: The proposed Council Variance Application, CV20-066
FOR: 17 (4.2%) AGAINST: 385 (95.8%)

CSSAC ZONING COMMITTEE HAS TABLED 280 EAST WHITTIER STREET

(I have just been updated from Zoning Chairperson of CSSAC and I want to be transparent with the community.)

For the 280 Project, I will be calling a Special Meeting to discuss and see if the applicant has a better solution to the proposal at hand, they came with Different Drawings at your Civic Meeting, and have shown a desire to work more of a compromise on the project. Addendum B of the By Laws of the Commission gives me that option in Section 5, with 7 day notice, we are trying to schedule this for October 31, I am waiting on Confirmation from the applicant’s counsel. And Beth will provide the proper notice at that time per the City Charter and we will push it over via social media platforms.
After consulting with City Staff, and Jim and Erin, at that time, the Zoning Committee along with all Commissioners, and a representative from Schumacher, and City Staff will meet and try to come to a balanced fair solution for all parties. The meeting will be open for public viewing, but chat will be shut off and there will be no public comments taken for this meeting. I will also have Tony from the City online to explain to the Commissioners and Committee folks what should and should not be considered, he will also review City Staff Report and by that time the traffic and parking study should be ready for review and to get feedback from City staff on that matter which is one of the two big issues on the project. 
As to the question if this will go back to the Civic, under same section, Number 6 States that the applicant shall not appear before the Civic more than once, and they have done that 3 times, at which at that time you took an Electronic Vote for the Disapproval, as Reported by you, so at this time, that part of the process has been recorded and noted, and we are to the Commission Process of the application in which will trying to resolve the matter fairly and balanced for ALL Parties.

You may Listen to the meeting 10/10/2020

CSSAC Zoning Committee Mtg Recording. This meeting was held on Saturday October 10. The discussion regarding 280 E Whittier begins approximately at the 45 minute mark. 

The passcode is

m7*.kFBu

You can access it at: https://www.columbussouthside.org/?fbclid=IwAR1sp_HdkbXLmCgh-ux3ai1hZH46tQtghCLW1Hh-U77cQpjeCMh7wb_6WZ0

280 EAST WHITTIER NOT ON CSSAC AGENDA UNTIL DECEMBER 8 (tentative)

OPEN PUBLIC MEETING FOR 280 E WHITTIER 10/31/2020 ( see link above)

SCHUMACHER PLACE

IT’S YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

 RENEW MEMBERSHIPS or JOIN (JULY 1-JUNE 30)You must be a member to serve and vote for Civic Issues

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A PAID MEMBER OF SPCA TO VOTE FOR ZONING ISSUES, You must be a resident or business owner and have proof of residency to vote.

(examples: utility bill, tax bill, bank statement, not a drivers license)

.ALL PUBLIC MEETINGS ARE ON HOLD

Link provided on Nextdoor Events and Schumacher Place Civic Assoc on Facebook to attend VIRTUAL Meetings