In February, plans were submitted to the City’s Community Development Department for the proposed rezoning of four residential properties at the northeast corner of Fishinger Road and Fairlington Drive – adjacent to the Scioto View Shopping Center on Riverside Drive – to accommodate a redevelopment of 29 condominiums.
Following input provided to the developer through the public review process to date, revised plans were submitted reflective of the feedback received. Most notable, the number of condominiums was reduced from 29 to 22, lowering the density and allowing for more greenspace. Once the proposal was before City Council, further adjustments were made, reducing the proposal by another two units and incorporating green space at the southwest corner of the site.
At the June 27 City Council Meeting, Council voted 6-0 to deny the rezoning. The developers advised Council that they will submit a new rezoning application with less units and building height, per the feedback received, for consideration by BZAP and Council later this summer.
ABOUT REZONING REQUESTS: Rezoning requests are first reviewed by the Board of Zoning and Planning (BZAP). Following review, BZAP makes a recommendation to City Council for its consideration and action. Three readings at City Council would then follow where a determination would be made on whether or not to rezone the property.
The revised submittal for this project proposes rezoning the following properties – totaling 1.92 acres – from R-1 (One-Family Residence District) to RCD (Residential Community Development District):
- 2790 Fishinger Road
- 2770 Fishinger Road
- 2750 Fishinger Road
The proposed Fairlington Heights condominium project would be comprised of 22, two-and-three-story condominium units.
Key changes in the project were as follows:
- The site size was reduced from 2.42 to 1.92 acres, with one property fronting Donna Drive to remain as a single-family parcel.
- The number of condominiums was reduced from 29 to 22, lowering the density and allowing for more greenspace.
- Row houses along Fishinger Road were re-oriented to parallel the right-of-way, providing additional greenspace between the buildings and the properties to the north.
- The amount of guest parking spaces has increased from 13 to 19 spaces.
- Rooftop balconies were re-oriented and moved from the north side of the buildings to the south to address privacy concerns.
PUBLIC HEARING DETAILS
Board of Zoning and Planning Review and Action
- Board of Zoning and Planning Work Session – March 2. Initial review of proposal. CLICK HERE to view the meeting recording – Access Passcode: Gh2Pd7^%
- Board of Zoning and Planning Meeting – March 23: Hearing of proposed project postponed
- Board of Zoning and Planning Work Session – April 7: Project update
- Board of Zoning and Planning Meeting – April 20: Hearing for proposed project postponed
- Board of Zoning and Planning Meeting – May 18: BZAP voted 4-2 to recommend the application to City Council
City Council Review and Action
- City Council Meeting – June 6: First Reading, Public Hearing. Agenda Packet | Meeting Video
- City Council Meeting – June 13: Second Reading, Public Hearing. Agenda Packet | Meeting Video
- City Council Meeting – June 27: Third Reading, Public Hearing, Council Action. Council voted 6-0 to deny the application. Agenda Packet | Meeting Video
To view documents associated with the proposal, search Archives Portal – Development Projects using the following Project Names: Fairlington Heights*
If you wish to receive updates or would like to submit comments on the proposed rezoning, please complete this email form using the subject title Proposed Fairlington Heights Condominium Project.