The business formerly known as Wood-N-Stuff at 3800 N. SR 15 in Warsaw will soon house a new veterinary clinic and boarding facility.
The Warsaw Board of Zoning Appeals Monday night granted a variance use of the property for a commercial operation in an area zoned residential. The petitioners, Eric and Shanna Ewert, plan to open the small animal veterinary clinic and boarding facility in the existing building and add a fenced in area outside where dogs would be allowed out during business hours.
Calling it “the most appropriate use of that property,” Assistant Warsaw Planner Tim Dombrosky told the BZA that when the city completes a comprehensive plan for future development, that area will likely be rezoned to commercial or light industrial to better fit with existing businesses.
Along with the approval, the BZA also granted an exception for signage. With the passage last year of the city’s new sign ordinance, the Ewerts would not be permitted to have a sign for their business in a residential district. Noting the primary use of that area as commercial, the BZA unanimously granted the petition and the use of a freestanding sign not to exceed 8 feet wide by 32 feet high.
The next meeting of the BZA is set for 7 p.m. Monday, March 25.