BOARD OF ZONING AND BUILDING APPEALS
January 27. 1994
Present: Dan Bellman, Ashlin Caravana, Gilbert Krone, Chuck
Heteer, Ron Winters
Also Present: Doug Tailford, Zoning Inspector
Visitors: Marna and Kimball Lombardi (128 Thresher St.)
Krone moved to approve minutes, Mr. Winter
and MINUTES OF DECEMBER 23 WERE APPROVED AS
Citizen Comments: None
Marna and Kimball Lombardi, 128 Thresher Street
The Lombardis are requesting a variance for a 4' setback
from the north side of the house to lot line, which does not need
approval from Granville Planning Commission because it is not in
the Historical District. Mr. Lombardi stated that it is a
partially two-story 130-year-old house in need of renovations in
kitchen and family room, which would require extending this 22'
section of the house to 4' from lot line. The family room was
added to the back of the house several years ago, and this plan
would tie this space into the main house. He explained that
there is no other feasible way of renovating within the zoning
ordinanceco--sts would be prohibitive, and they would have
problems tieing the extension in with the rest of the house. The
neighbors were contacted, and one positive letter was received by
Mr. Meteer applied their needs to the current ordinance
document: 1) Are there special circumstances peculiar to the
land or structure which are not applicable to other houses in the
area?They are trying to keep as much greenspace as possible, but
space is limited; houses are close together in the neighborhood.
2) Would a literal interpretation of the provisions of the
zoning ordinance deprive applicant of rights commonly enjoyed by other properties in the same area? Since other homes in the area have long narrow lots, many are close to the lot .lines and this
request is not in excess of what others already enjoy.
3) Do the special circumstances result from actions of the
applicant? No, they did not create the situation; when these
houses were built, it was standard policy to position them rather
close together. The appearance of the home they bought, both
inside and outside, would be enhanced by a new consistent house
4) Would granting the variance confer to applicant any
undue privilege denied by this ordinance to others in the area?
No, because others in the area enjoy the same privileges the
5) Would granting the variance adversely affect health,
safety and general welfare of other persons residing or working
in the area? BZBA members discussed the future appearance and
came to the conclusion that it would be an attractive renovation,
and no health or safety issues were relevant.
Based on these criteria, Mr. Bellman moved to approve the
request for variance of a 4' variance from the lot line. Mr.'
Winters seconded, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Election of new officers: Consensus of the group felt that the
most important qualification for officers was experience;
therefore, Mr. Krone nominated Ashlin Caravana as Chair and Mr.
Meteer. as Vice Chair. Mr. Winters seconded, AND THE NOMINATION
WAS APPROVED BY ACCLIMATION.
Adjournment: 7: 25 p. In.
Next Meeting: Thursday, February 24, 7 p. m.