SYRACUSE —Two variances and one exception were approved at the regular meeting of the Syracuse Board of Zoning Appeals Thursday, June 20.
Main Channel Marina’s petition was approved to allow for a change and alteration to a previously granted exception. It wants to allow the construction of a second storage building that will be 97½ feet by 123 feet.
The property is located at 1301 S. Huntington St.
The marina’s owner wants to build a new building for off-season boat storage.
However, one man had concerns with the new building. Michael Harris owns 30 acres to the west of the marina’s property. He said he had concerns about his property value and what he said would be an “eyesore.”
“I’m going to see a drainage ditch and a building,” he said. “We want to retain this 30 acres.”
Steve Snyder, the attorney for Main Channel Marina, stressed that the marina’s property is zoned commercial.
Despite Harris’ concerns, the marina’s petition was approved as presented.
Mike Braddock’s petition for a variance was approved. He wants to allow an existing 6-foot tall solid fence to remain as placed 3 feet from the north right of way and allow a 6-foot tall solid fence to remain in his yard where ordinance required 3 feet.
The property is located at 901 S. Harkless Drive.
Shoemaker Electric’s petition for a variance was approved. Due to fire damage, it wants to allow the repair and reconstruction of its building. The re-build will be zero feet to the southwest right of way and zero feet from a northeast property line, with the overhang extending 4.5 feet into the right of way.
The property is located at 700 N. Huntington St.
The next meeting is at 6 p.m. July 18.