20200728 - Zoning Board of Adjustment Agenda



Tuesday, July 28, 2020

7:30 P.M.



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Pledge of Allegiance


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Oath of Office – Diane Ruhl


Roll call


Approval of minutes:           July 14, 2020


Non-agenda items:


Board member comments


Members of the public comments



AGENDA – CONTINUATION                                                       July 28, 2020


Public hearings


Old Business:


MARGARIDA PEDROSA – An application to demolish a one car detached garage and enclosed porch and construct a new one story addition, covered porch and new detached one car garage which will result in a side yard setback to the addition of 12.1 feet, where 15.33 feet is required; coverage by above grade structures of 28.55%, where 20% is permitted, and coverage by improvements of 47.9%, where 45% is permitted at 243 Van Emburgh Avenue, Block 5004, Lot 18 in an R-1 Zone. (Carried to August 11, 2020 without further notice)


MARK & CARYN FOLLENDER – An application to demolish the existing dwelling and garage and construct a new 1½ story dwelling, driveway, walkway, porches and patio and garage which will result in coverage by above grade structures within 140 feet of the front lot line of 25.56%, where 20% is permitted and coverage by improvements within 140 feet of the front lot line of 47.25%/6,615 square feet, where 40%/5,600 square feet is permitted at 244 South Pleasant Avenue, Block 4303, Lot 11 in an R-2 Zone. (Continued from June 30, 2020 without further notice)


New Business:


JOSHUA & KAITLIN FERN – An application to permit the construction a one-story addition over the existing driveway which will result in coverage by above-grade structures of 22.2%, and coverage by above-grade structures within 140 feet of the front lot line of 30.6%, where 20% is permitted; coverage by improvements of 49.3%/6,172 sq. ft., where 45%/5,600 sq. ft. is permitted; coverage by improvements within 140 feet of the front lot line of 55.4%/4,811 sq. ft. where 45%/3,907 sq. ft. is permitted at 133 Kenilworth Road, Block 4203, Lot 18, in an R-2 Zone. (Carried from July 14, 2020 without further notice)


657 RIDGEWOOD LLC – An application for amended preliminary and final site plan approval with bulk variances in order to add a freestanding sign which will result in a second freestanding sign, where one is permitted; freestanding sign area of 15 sq. ft., where 10 sq. ft. is permitted; and a setback of 3.2 feet, where 10 feet is required at 657 Franklin Turnpike, Block 4703, Lot 14, in the OB-2 Zone.


Resolution memorialization:         


Discussion:   Johnson, 105 Somerville Road



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