ZBA OKs one variance request, tables 2 others

By Sheryl Roadcap - sroadcap@sidneydailynews.com

SIDNEY — Of the three items on the Zoning Board of Appeal’s agenda Monday, one variance request was approved; the other two were tabled.

The board granted the request of Darrell and Diane Bender for lot size variances for three new lots on Johnston Street, east of Broadway Avenue located in the single family residence district. The new lots are created by splitting one existing lot into three parts and then adding those parts to three adjacent lots.

Barbara Dulworth, community development director, said the dwelling at 808 Broadway Ave. experienced a fire in January 2016 and was demolished in March 2016. Rather than construct a new dwelling, Dulworth said the owners wish to divide the property and convey to the properties at 806 Broadway Ave., 504 Johnston St., and 506 Johnston St. These existing properties have extremely small lots currently: between 1,600 to 3,094 square feet.

In other business, the board table the request of Chris Harlamert, owner of Rocky Creek Farm LLC, for a conditional use permit and variances to reduce the required front setback and grass area separation between parking and right-of-way for a self storage facility on the west side of Folkerth Avenue, north of Michigan Street in the community business district.

Harlamert’s requests were initially tabled at the Zoning Board’s October meeting after he requested for the items to be temporarily tabled. Harlamert again asked for the items to be tabled at Monday’s meeting. Dulworth recommended for the board to not temporarily table the items, but table them until Harlamert signals he is ready to come back and address the board.

Board member Randy Rose was absent Monday. His absence was excused by the board.

By Sheryl Roadcap


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