20210309 - Zoning Board of Adjustment Agenda




        Tuesday, March 9, 2021

        7:30 P.M.



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Call to order


Pledge of Allegiance


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Please note: A curfew of 11:00 PM is strictly adhered to by the Zoning Board of Adjustment of the Village of Ridgewood. No new matter involving an Applicant will be started after 10:30 PM. At 10:00 PM the Chairman will make a determination and advise Applicants as to whether they will be heard. If an Applicant cannot be heard because of the lateness of the hour, the matter will be carried over to a future meeting to be determined by the Board at 10:00


Roll call


Approval of minutes:               February 9, 2021; February 23, 2021


Non-agenda items:


Board member comments


Members of the public comments


Public hearings


AGENDA – CONTINUATION                                                                 March 9, 2021


Old Business:


JAMES TRIPP – An application to permit the replacement of an existing rock wall with a block wall in the same location which will exceed the permitted height and install a 4-foot fence on top of the wall, which will exceed the maximum permitted height at 33 Bryden Place, Block 1905, Lot 4 in an R-2 Zone. (Continued from December 8, 2020, without further notice) (Carry to March 23, 2021 without further notice)


STEFAN & SARAH KAHANDALIYANAGE – An application to permit the construction of a two-story rear addition and new above grade patio which would result in a side yard setback of 5.6 feet, where 10 feet is required; coverage by above-grade structures of 26.2%, and coverage by above grade structures within 140 feet of the front lot line of 25.5%, where 25% is permitted at 109 Hope Street, Block 4002, Lot 25, in an R-3 Zone. (Continued from February 9, 2021 without further notice)


New Business:


ALEXANDER BLAKE – An application to permit the construction of a second story addition which would result in a front yard setback of 29.3 feet, where 40 feet is required; and a rear yard setback of 20.1 feet, where 30 feet is required at 259 West Glen Avenue, Block 1608, Lot 32, in an R-2 Zone.


JOHN & MEREDITH SULLIVAN – An application to permit the construction of a two story addition with a side and front porch which would result in a front yard setback of 40.5 feet to the porch, and 37.5 feet to the steps, where 45 feet is required; total coverage by above grade structures of 23.6%, where 20% is permitted; and coverage by above grade structures within 140 feet of the front lot line of 24.6%, where 20% is required at 409 Colonial Road, Block 3605, Lot 21, in an R-2 Zone. 


Resolution memorialization:               Pacelli, 435 Berkshire Road

                                                            Lowery, 125 Doremus Avenue

                                                            Rosenholz, 450 Summit Street

                                                            Karg/DeAngelis, 329 Cantrell Road


Discussion:  525 North Maple Avenue (Block 2904, Lot 16) – alternate layouts for second dwelling unit.






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