Zoning Board of Appeals
The Village of Woodbury Zoning Board of Appeals reviews applications from property owners for special permits variances. When there are practical difficulties or hardships faced by individual property owners in complying with the strict letter of the Village's zoning regulations, the Zoning Board of Appeals has the authority to issue special permits and/or variances, provided the public convenience, safety and welfare are substantially served and the integrity of neighboring properties are not injured.
The Zoning Board of Appeals meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30PM in Woodbury Town Hall, 511 Route 32, Highland Mills. Agendas are set prior to each meeting and posted here. Meeting minutes are prepared following each meeting and are available in hardcopy at the Building Department or electronically.
at 7:30pm at Village Hall
VILLAGE OF WOODBURY
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
WEDNESDAY SEPTMEBER 12, 2018
MEETING LOCATION VILLAGE HALL
1. Executive Session
2. Approval and acceptance of previous minutes
3. New Business – n/a
4. Action on Decisions –
a) Bakertown Road Condominium – Review Decision for an interpretation pursuant to Section 310-44(c) 3,4. Applicant proposes to construct an emergency access road on vacant land, whereas, pursuant to section 310-7 of the bulk regulations, an emergency access road is not listed as a permitted use. Said property is located in the R2A Zoning District at the corner of County Route 105 and Acres Road in HM SBL 225-1-1.
b) Torres – Review Decision for an area variance to permit a 6ft high solid stockade fence (existing) in a front and side yard. Whereas pursuant to Section 146-5a, b and 146-7a, the maximum height permitted in a front and side yard is 4 feet high and 50% solid. Said property is located in the R1A Zoning District at 73 Dunderberg Road in CV SBL 228-10-16.
c) Sofer – Review Decision for an area variance to permit a 6ft high solid stockade fence in a side yard. Whereas pursuant to Section 146-5b and 146-7a, the maximum height permitted in a side yard is 4 feet high and 50% solid. Said property is located in the R2A Zoning District at 14 Pheasant Run in HM SBL 247-2-5.
5. Public Hearings -
A) The Shops of Woodbury, LLC – Continuation of Public Hearing for area variances and interpretation. Applicant proposes to construct a commercial center and hotel having a lot area of 9.65 acres. The height of the proposed hotel is 60 ft. high, whereas, pursuant to Section 310-7 bulk regulations, the maximum height permitted is 35 ft. Furthermore, the applicant requires an interpretation as to whether a hotel is permitted as part of a commercial center pursuant to Section 310-49(c)3. In the alternative, the applicant is requesting an area variance from the minimum lot area required pursuant to Section 310-6f. Said property is located in the IB Zoning District off of the intersection of State Route 32 and Locey Lane in Central Valley and is known on the Village of Woodbury Tax Maps as Section 225 Block 1 Lots 34.1 & 34.2.
B) Malik – Continuation of Public Hearing to amend conditions on previously approved Zoning Board area variance dated July 2015 for a new single family dwelling. The condition as noted in the approved decision being “the home shall not exceed 40’ by 30’. Additionally it shall not have more than two stories and will contain no basement. It shall include an attached 2-car garage. There shall be a maximum of 3 bedrooms.” The applicant proposes to construct a 4 bedroom single family dwelling that is 34 ft. by 40 ft. with a basement and eliminate the 2 car garage. No further variances would be required. Said property is located in the R2A Zoning District at 3 Second Street (vacant lot at the corner of Schunnemunk Rd.) in Highland Mills and is known on the Village of Woodbury Tax maps as Section 214 Block 8 Lot 3.
C) Brach & Mann – Public Hearing for area variances to permit the demolition and rebuilding of an existing single family dwelling leaving a front yard setback of 37.4 ft. whereas a 40 ft. front yard setback is required and side yard setbacks of 17.3 ft. and 25.4 ft., whereas a 30ft. side yard setback is required pursuant to Section 310-6B and 310-7 district regulations. Furthermore said lot has 11,456 sq. ft. lot area whereas 15,000 Sq. Ft. is required for lots subdivided prior to 1953, pursuant to Section 310-43.1(c)1. Said property is located in the R1A Zoning District at 195 Bakertown Road in Highland Mills and is known on the Tax Map as Section 217 Block 1 Lot 7.
D) Rittger – Public Hearing for an area variance to permit the installation of a 6ft. high wood stockade fence in a side yard, whereas pursuant to Section 146-5b and 146-7A, a solid 6ft. high fence is only permitted in a rear yard. Said property is located in the R2A Zoning District at 45 Florence Drive in Central Valley and is known on the Tax Map as Section 226 Block 1 Lot 74.15.
E) Silberstein - Public Hearing for area variances to permit the construction of an office building on a lot having a total lot area of 0.90 acres. Whereas, pursuant to Section 310-7 Bulk regulations a total lot area of 1 acre is required. Furthermore, the property is located on a corner lot having two front yards and the applicant is proposing parking within a front yard, however, pursuant to Section 310-40E, parking is not permitted within a front yard. Said property is located in the LC Zoning District at 14 Corporate Drive in Central Valley and is known on the Tax Map as Section 226 Block 1 Lot 88.
6. Building Inspectors Report
7. Deliberations on closed Public Hearings
All documents are in agenda item order. Viewing and printing of these documents requires a modern browser which is compatible with Google Docs. Hard copy of documents can be obtained from the Village Clerk's office.
Applications for the Zoning Board may be obtained in hardcopy at the Building Department and electronically on the building department page.