VILLAGE OF WOODBURY
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
February 8, 2023
MEETING HELD IN VILLAGE HALL
1. Executive Session
2. Approval and acceptance of previous minutes
3. New Business
4. Action on Decisions
5. Public Hearings
A) - Woodbury Townhouses – Continuation of Public Hearing requesting a variance for the construction of twelve (12) townhouse units with less than the required acreage and containing parking in the front yard. Whereas pursuant to Section 310-49(C), the required lot area is 6,000 square feet per unit, requiring 72,000 square feet, where 59,045 square feet are proposed. And whereas pursuant to Section 310-40(E), off-street parking in the front yard is prohibited, and parking within the front yard is proposed. Said property is in the HB Zoning District along Falkirk Avenue in Central Valley and is known on the Village of Woodbury Tax Maps as Section 231, Block 3, Lots 6.1, 6.2 and 7.
B) Simcha- 2 First Ave. – Continuation of Public Hearing requesting a variance for modifications to an existing seasonal single-family dwelling, including the construction of a second story addition and the conversion of the dwelling to year-round use, with less than the required acreage, and which does not meet the front, side, or rear yard setbacks. Whereas pursuant to Section 310-26, the lot must meet the development standards provided for a single-family dwelling permitted in the district, and whereas pursuant to Section 310-43.2, nonconforming buildings may be remodeled or reconstructed provided that such action does not create any new noncompliance or increase in the degree of noncompliance. Said property is in the R-2A Zoning District on the corner of First Avenue and Schunnemunk Road in Highland Mills and is known on the Village of Woodbury Tax Maps as Section 214, Block 6, Lot 5.
C) Achdus Unit 3B – Continuation of Public Hearing requesting a variance for the construction of an addition to an existing seasonal single-family dwelling # 3B. Whereas pursuant to Section 310-43.2(C), nonconforming uses may be expanded by up to 10% of the floor area of the principal structure, subject to a special permit and certain findings of the Zoning Board of Appeals. Said property is located in the R-3A Zoning District along Schunnemunk Road in Highland Mills and is known on the Village of Woodbury Tax Maps as Section 213, Block 1, Lot 1.11
D) 50 Smith Clove LLC _ Public Hearing for the conversion of an existing laundromat to residential apartments. Whereas pursuant to Sections 310-6(F) and 310-7, the proposed conversion requires 22,000 square feet of lot area, where 11,753.3 square feet are provided, and whereas pursuant to Sections 310-6 and 310-42(A), ten (10) parking spaces are required for both uses, where six (6) are provided. And whereas pursuant to Section 310-40, no off-street parking shall be permitted within a required front yard in any district, and parking is proposed within the front yard. And whereas pursuant to Section 310-42(E)(2), for parking areas with ten (10) spaces or fewer, driveways are required to be ten (10) feet wide per lane, and whereas a total of 10.8-feet is provided. Said property is located in the HB Zoning District along Smith Clove Road in Central Valley and is known on the Village of Woodbury Tax Maps as Section 231, Block 3, Lot 3.
E) Welner – Public Hearing for the construction of an 10’ x 16’ storage shed in the front yard. Whereas pursuant to Section 310-11, accessory buildings may be permitted only in a rear yard, and whereas pursuant to Section 310-12(C)(3), any required yard shall be open space and entirely free of buildings other than a detached accessory building occupying not more than 25% of a required yard and setback from any lot line ½ the height of such accessory building, but in no case less than six feet. Said property is located in the R-0.25A Zoning District along Park Avenue in Highland Mills and is known on the Village of Woodbury Tax Maps as Section 220, Block 3, Lot 24.
6. Building Inspectors Report
7. Deliberations on closed Public Hearings
The Zoning Board of Appeals meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30PM in Woodbury Village Hall - 455 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 below.
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.
Zoning Board Members
Karen Ungerer - Chairperson