Syracuse Board of Zoning Appeals approved all the cases that were presented Thursday, June 18.
PW Realty LLC’s petition for a variance and an appeal were both approved. The company wants to allow a 20-foot buffer requirement to be relieved along the west property line and north property line. The property is located 813 W. Brooklyn St. and is the site of Poly-Wood.
Poly-Wood is undergoing a $7 million improvement project.
PW Realty’s petition for an appeal to a section of a Syracuse zoning ordinance, requiring a 20-foot buffer in an Industrial 2 district, was also approved. However, the decision did not come easily for the board.
“It’s a perimeter buffer,” said the company’s attorney, Steve Snyder. “This can’t be waived by a variance.”
The wording of the zoning ordinance was confusing for some board members. The case was nearly tabled so the board could ask the county attorney or town attorney for an explanation of the ordinance. However, after much debate, and further explanation by Snyder, the board approved both the variance and the appeal.
Transportation Consultants’ petition to allow an exception for motorized sales, service and repair on a commercial tract of ground was approved by the board. The property is located at 1015 S. Huntington St.
The company’s petition for a variance was also approved. The business wanted to allow multiple uses on one tract of ground. The three uses are vehicle sales, motorcycle repair and parking for an adjoining restaurant, Grill-N-Grate. The property is located at 1015 S. Huntington St.
Bill Appenzeller wished to put a used car lot on the property. He said there would be 15 vehicles on display, at the most. The biggest concern, however, was parking. Parking is based on the size of the building, said Matt Sandy of Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals, and the type of usage.
The board decided to approve the case as long as clear lines or delineations are put in for traffic flow.
There is to be no outside storage, either. Disposal of waste into a nearby ditch was also a concern for one Syracuse resident; however, the petitioner assured that waste will be disposed of properly.
Roy Schreiber’s petition for a variance was also approved. He wanted the board to allow fencing that is 4-foot tall, where ordinance requires a 3-foot tall fence, and to place it from a north road right-of-way. The property is located at 606 N. Lake St.
The next meeting is at 6 p.m. July 16, at town hall.