Board of Zoning Adjustments, May 7, 2015

WINDSORGARAGE

Too close for comfort? The house (left) at 300 Windsor Drive was denied a variance needed to rebuild and enlarge a garage following a neighbor’s objection about encroachment and in light of conflicting surveys from both parties.

The board denied one request this month for variances allowing a significant 1 1/2 floor garage expansion. Five cases were approved for additions and storage sheds.

Members present: Brian Jarmon, Jeffrey Foster, Beverly LeBoeuf, Hope Cannon, Lauren Gwaltney, and Ty Cole.

Members absent: 0

Staff present: Greg Cobb, Building, Engineering, and Zoning Department, Donna Bridges, board secretary.

Audience attendance: 12

Approved minutes of the Feb. 5, 2015, meeting minutes.

A two-story house will replace this tiny house on Morris.

A two-story house — and carport –will replace this tiny house on Morris.

Approve variances for a major addition on  Morris: The applicant for 702 Morris Avenue last month was granted a 7.2-foot left building setback variance on a planned second floor, and returned this month to request a left-side variance for a carport, initially overlooked by zoning staff.

Variances were granted for a bathroom and deck addition that preserved a tree on the property.

405 St. Charles Street. Variances were granted for a bathroom and deck addition that preserved a tree on the property.

Granted a variance that save a tree: The applicant at 405 St. Charles Street was granted a 2-foot right building setback variance for a bathroom and 2.5-foot left building variance for a deck. The applicants said they chose the location of the bathroom to avoid removing a large tree on the lot.

 

 

 

 

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121 East Hawthorne

Allowed a shed on a narrow East Hawthorne lot: A homeowner at 121 East Hawthorne were allowed 5-foot side and rear accessory structure variances for a pre-fab shed. The lot is triangular, narrowing to only 17 feet at the rear. The homeowners said they would set the shed as far into the lot as possible.

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313 LeJeune Way

Approved variances for an expanded deck on LeJeune Way: The board granted a 7-5-foot right building setback variance for a new deck at 313 LeJeune Way and allowed a height variance. The stated hardship for height was that building it wider would block access to ground-level garage and building deeper would require removing a large tree. The design had been altered previously to suit a next-door neighbor.

Overton Road

3125 Overton Road

An addition allowed on Overton: A 3.35-foot left building variance was allowed at 3125 Overton Drive for a first-floor master bedroom addition.

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300 Windsor Drive

 

 

Denied a request for a 1 1/2 floor garage on Windsor Drive: Opposition from a neighbor and confusion over conflicting surveys led to a denial for this request to raze and rebuild a larger garage at 300 Windsor Drive. A neighbor said the eaves of the applicant’s existing garage already extended into her property. The applicant denied it, saying the neighbor’s fence was built a foot onto his property. BZA members were unable to make a ruling due to oddities on the survey itself, and the request was denied.

The applicant’s design for the garage was 900 square feet on the first floor with a partial second floor that code requires setting back 10 feet. The applicant had sought a variance from that requirement,  claiming it would interfere with garage access from the driveway.

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