20200526 - Village of Ridgewood Zoning Board of Adjustment Agenda



Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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 PM.


Roll call


Approval of minutes:           May 12, 2020


Non-agenda items:


            Board member comments


            Members of the public comments


Public hearings




KEVIN AND JENNIFER HOGAN – A Whispering Woods hearing regarding the renovation and expansion of the existing dwelling which will result in variances for side yard setbacks, coverage by above-grade structures; coverage by above-grade structures within 140 feet of the front lot line; gross building area within 140 feet of the front lot line; coverage by improvements and coverage by improvements within 140 feet of the front lot line at 82 John Street, Block 3501, Lot 6, in an R-1 Zone.




JULIE LODWICK – An application for a roof alteration which will result in a side yard setback of 13.1 feet, where 16.78 feet is required at 299 Richards Road, Block 1105, Lot16, in an R-1 Zone. (carried from May 12, 2020 without further notice)


JUSTIN AND ANNA MANGER -  An application to construct a second floor addition which will result in a front yard setback of 25’, where 40’ is required, and a distance from the second floor overhang to the garage of 3’, where 12’ is at 590 Cliff Street, Block 1509, Lot 3, in an R-2 Zone. (carried from May 12, 2020 without further notice)


ED JATEN AND KIMBERLEY BRODEUR -  An application to construct a rear one-story addition which will result in a side yard setback of 14.5 feet, where 23 feet is required at 58 Wildwood Road, Block 1916, Lot 5, in an R-110 Zone. (carried from May 12, 2020 without further notice)


JOHN AND ALLISON HILLS – An application to construct an addition and covered front porch which will result in a front yard setback of 34.7 feet, where 45 feet is required at 317 Downs Street, Block 3202, Lot 26, in an R-2 Zone.


BENJAMIN AND JAMIE BERNA – An application to construct a rear/front one-story addition which will result in a front yard setback on North Monroe Street of 24.7 feet, where 40 feet is required; and to widen the driveway to 28 feet, where 20.86 feet is permitted at 454 Wastena Terrace, Block 1803, Lot 1, in an R-2 Zone.


            Discussion: Matthew Devins. 79 Park Slope – request for extension of variance approval