The owner of an automotive repair business on Ogden Avenue in Brookfield seeks two zoning variations from the village in order to expand the existing building on the property.
Andrew Dziduch purchased the property at 9428 Ogden Ave. in July 2020, moving his vehicle repair business Logic Automotive to that location from the service garage at 3039 Maple Ave., where the business started in 2019.
His plans call for extending the existing building, which includes an office area and two service bays, both to the east and west. The additions would expand Logic Automotive to five service bays.
The remaining original building’s facade would retain its stucco finish, according to plans submitted to the village. New stainless-steel fascia would be attached to the front edge of new canopies over doors on the front of the building.
The 22-foot-tall additions on either side of the existing 12-foot-tall building would be faced with gray brick and protrude slightly to the south.
The Brookfield Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on the zoning variation requests at their meeting on Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. in the council chamber of the Brookfield Village Hall, 8820 Brookfield Ave.
Commissioners will consider the variation requests and are likely to recommend either approving or denying them at that meeting. That recommendation will then go to the Brookfield Village Board, which has the final say on whether or not any variations will be granted.
The building at 9428 Ogden Ave. sits just within the SA-3 zoning district, one of the village’s “station area” districts near its Metra stops. Dziduch is asking for a reduction in the required front greenspace area from 7 feet to 3 feet. The landscaping plan includes an 8-inch high planting bed along the Ogden Avenue lot line with a 30-inch tall metal fence separating the long planter from the parking lot. Plans also indicate a landscaped island, which will also house a monument sign, at the southeast corner of the property. Two new trees supplied by the village are shown as planned for the grass parkway on the west side of Deyo Avenue.
According to the SA-3 code, the existing building is a non-conforming structure, since the code requires the primary façade to be set back much closer to the Ogden Avenue lot line. The existing building sits far back from the front lot line.
Vehicle repair business are permitted by right in the SA-3 zoning district, and the property in question has served that function for many years. Prior to Logic Automotive, the Galloping Ghost Garage was located there and for several years before that it was Joe’s Garage and served as a Budget rental car business.