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BZA to hold six public hearings on Thursday

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The Chesterton Board of Zoning Appeals will hold six public hearings when it meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at the town hall:

Bell Manor, 442 N. Calumet

BenLew Enterprises LLC is seeking a variance to permit the residential use of the third floor of the old Bell Manor building, zoned B-2, at 442 N. Calumet Road.

508 Wabash Ave.

JTR Construction is seeking two variances: the first to reduce the front-yard setback by five feet, from the 25-foot minimum allowed under Town Code to 20 feet; and the second to reduce the rear-yard setback by eight feet, from the 25-foot minimum to 17 feet.

Builder Jason Robinson wants to construct a duplex on the site, and Robinson told the BZA at its February meeting that the two variances would allow him to configure the duplex on the corner lot in such a way as to permit driveway access off the less congested Locust Street as well as to maximize residents’ privacy by avoiding “window-to-window line of sight with adjacent neighboring homes.”

350 Brown Ave.

350 Realty Group LLC series 123 Brown Ave. is seeking a variance to return the single-family home at 350 Brown Ave. to its original use, a duplex.

The duplex was converted into a single-family home in 2005. The adjacent residences are duplexes.

2009 Torreno Drive

Steven and Ashley Tolton are seeking a variance to increase the maximum concrete coverage on their property at 2009 Torreno Drive, in the Stone Meadows subdivision, from the 30-percent maximum to 36 percent.

The extra coverage would allow the construction of an in-ground swimming pool and a shed.

100 Brown Ave.

Richard Neal is seeking two variances: the first to build four additional principal structures on the 3.28-acre site at 100 Brown Ave.; the second to reduce the minimum 30-foot front-yard setback to 20 feet for two of those structures.

Neal wants to construct four storage buildings on the property comprising 94 total units.

1851 Hogan Ave.

Finally, Bradley and Christine Joyce are seeking a variance to reduce the 10-foot minimum side-yard setback to six feet.

The Joyces want to build a three-car garage on their property.

Preliminary Hearings

The BZA is also scheduled to hold three preliminary hearings on Thursday:

--B & B Developers Inc. are seeking a variance for residential use in an I-1 zone for a 40’ x 30’ second-floor residence at the west end of The Factory building.

--Bennett’s Rentals LLC is seeking a variance for a climate-controlled storage facility in a B-3 zone.

--A Johnson is seeking a variance to build a sunroom where a deck is currently located, at an unspecified address.


Posted 3/25/2019




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