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<br /> <br />WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS MINUTES <br /> September 23, 2013 <br /> <br />The Washington Township Board of Zoning Appeals met in regular session on September 23, <br />2013 in the Meeting Room of Washington Township Government Center. Members of the Board <br />present were Mr. Horine, Mrs. Mulligan, Mr. McDaniel, Mr. Roberts and Mr. Schwartz. Call to <br />order at 7:00 p.m. <br /> <br />Pledge Allegiance. <br /> <br />Mr. Schwartz, Chairman, explained the hearing format and voting procedure. <br />The Oath was administered by Mr. Schwartz to all persons planning to testify. <br />Case # A-1675 Matthew S. Ulliman requests variance for increased square footage, front <br />yard location, and use of an accessory structure located at 680 West David Road. <br /> <br />Zoning Manager, Ryan Lee, presented the case. <br /> <br />The applicant is requesting three variances for a proposed accessory structure on his property. The <br />applicant plans to remove an existing accessory structure and replace it with the 2, 617 square foot <br />building to be used for storage and guest quarters for the property. The property has access off <br />West David Road which obligates the frontage of the lot to be on the access to the lane. As such, the <br />Zoning Resolution dictates that this area is to be considered the front yard. The size of the <br />structure is larger than otherwise permitted within the regulations as well. This is to accommodate <br />the proposed uses within the building. Furthermore, the use of the structure as a guest house <br />obligates a use variance. This is due to the habitable space within the building. The applicant has <br />stated that the upper level of the structure will be used as a guest quarters. <br /> <br />The property is a 14 acres estate lot which abuts NCR golf course property. The accessory structure <br />will match the existing built form and material usage of the principle structure. Given the size and <br />proximity of the lot, staff does not take issue with the proposed variance requests. This will not set <br />precedence for smaller residential lots which would have greater potential to disturb neighbors and <br />built form. Staff believes that the spirit and intent of the regulations will be met through the <br />granting of the variance requests and that the requests are not substantial given the size and <br />location of the lot. <br /> <br />1 <br /> <br /> <br />