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
- Kevin Abrams
- Joseph DeVenuto
- Gary Kestenbaum
- Craig Brady
- Robert Dickover
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
November 13, 2019 – 7:30 pm
1. Executive Session
2. Approval and acceptance of previous minutes
3. New Business – n/a
4. Action on Decisions –
a) Philibert/Davis – Review decision for an area variance to permit the continued use of a 6ft high stockade multicolored fence in a side yard.. Said property is located at 1021 State Route 32, HM SBL 201-1-21.
b) Premium Outlet Partners/Woodbury Common – Review decision for an area variance to permit the installation of an additional freestanding sign at the new 2nd entrance to Woodbury Common created by the Exit 131 improvements on Nininger Road. Said property is located off of Route 32, CV SBL 225-1-70.2.
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 Applicant requires an interpretation of the applicability of Section 310-27C(3) which requires a 25’ landscape buffer in the front yard. In the alternative the Applicant is requesting a variance from the 25’ landscape buffer. The proposed lot coverage is 76% of the site, whereas pursuant to Section 310-7 of the Bulk Regulations, the maximum development coverage is 65%. The Applicant is also seeking relief from Section 310-7 regulating side yard setbacks and Section 310-12B regulating setbacks for commercial centers from state and county roads. 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) Reineke Vite – Continuation of Public Hearing for an area variance to permit the construction of a single family dwelling on a preexisting lot having no frontage on a public roadway or suitable roadway improved to the satisfaction of the Highway Superintendent. Said property is located between 97 and 101 Smith Clove Road in the R2A Zoning District and is known on the Village of Woodbury Tax Maps as Section 218 Block 2 Lots 88.
C) Hasan – Public Hearing for an area variance to permit the construction of an addition to an existing single family dwelling leaving a side yard of 20 ft. Whereas, pursuant to Section 310-6(B) and 310-7 District Regulations an minimum side yard of 30 ft. is required. Said property is located in the R1A Zoning District and located at 166 Ridge Road in Highland Mills and known on the Village of Woodbury Tax maps as Section 236 Block 6 Lot 4.
D) Hartman Design – Public Hearing for an area variance to permit the construction of a new Single Family Dwelling. The applicant proposes a front yard of 36.9 ft. (First Ave) and 30 ft. (Seven Springs Rd). Whereas, pursuant to Section 310-7, 310-12(D), a 40 ft. front yard setback is required. Furthermore, the applicant proposes a 45.2 ft. rear yard, whereas, pursuant to Section 310-7 a 50 ft. rear yard is required. Said property is located on a corner lot in the R2A Zoning District at 62 First Ave. in Highland Mills and is known on the Village of Woodbury Tax maps as Section 214 Block 1 Lot 1.
6. Building Inspectors Report
7. Deliberations on closed Public Hearings