Gustavo Munoz, who had originally petitioned the Kosciusko County Area Planning Commission to have commercial property rezoned for residential use, was instead granted approval by the Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals for an exception during its regular monthly meeting March 11 in Warsaw.
Munoz asked for an exception to allow residential use on commercial property on U.S. 30 at the intersection with Miller Street in Pierceton.
Approval was granted for one, single-family residence with the condition that only Munoz’s family lives in the former building of the Lamplight restaurant.
Jason Hall’s petition for an exception to allow a motorized vehicle service and repair business on property zoned Industrial II was approved. Approval was granted with the condition there is no outside storage. The property is located on Kesler Drive at the intersection with Fox Farm Road in Prairie Township.
In other business, the BZA approved an addition to Paul’s Welding, a non-conforming business located on CR 1000 North, east of SR 19 in Jefferson Township.
Other agenda items included:
• Randall Wildman was granted a variance to allow a garage to remain as placed on CR 100E, north of Levi Lee Road in Plain Township, but he still must pay a permit fee.
• Phyllis Cleaver was granted a variance to allow construction of a residence addition on EMS C28B Lane in Plain Township.
• Jason Nolin’s petition for a variance to allow a existing residence accessory to remain as placed on Chapman Lake Drive, east of CR 400 North in Plain Township, was tabled until the April 8 meeting. Nolin is working with a neighbor on purchasing additional property.
• Tony Miller was granted an exception for a home-based business, in this case family massage therapy, in an existing residence on Old U.S. 30, southeast of CR 650 West in Harrison Township. Miller had originally planned to have a new house built, but dropped the idea.
• Dennis Berger was granted a variance to allow a new tract of ground to be created with existing structures on CR 1350 North, east of CR 700 West in Jefferson Township.
• Duane and Karen Springer’s petition to allow reconstruction of a residence was tabled until the April 8 meeting. The BZA wants more information before making a decision. The property is located on Sycamore Hill Lane at Diamond Lake in Seward Township.