October 16, 1986 |
The Warminster Zoning Hearing Board has granted two variances to the township's 50-foot setback requirement. At its Tuesday night meeting, the board granted a rear-yard variance to James M. Yates of Bryon Drive to allow construction of an enclosed patio at the rear of his property. Yates needed a variance because the proposed patio, which would be 15 by 25 feet, would fall within the setback area. The board also approved the application of Gerald W. Shapren for a rear- yard variance to allow construction of an additional bedroom and a bathroom on his Hardman Lane property.
June 24, 1990 |
The Gloucester Township Zoning Board, tired of waiting for developer Donald Paparone to show up to support an application for a use variance for a small shopping center he had planned, has denied the application without prejudice. The application, which was denied June 14, had been postponed at least four times since it was originally filed about nine months ago, said Dolores Fimi, the board secretary. It was filed with one for another center just across the street on New Brooklyn Road at the southern end of the township.
November 20, 1986 |
The Warrington Zoning Hearing Board has denied an Easton Road engineering firm's request for a variance to build a storage shed on company property, saying that the applicant submitted insufficient evidence of "unnecessary hardship. " Carroll Engineering Corp. of 949 Easton Rd. needed the variance to construct the 8-by-10-foot shed within 23 feet of the property line. Under township zoning, a minimum 50-foot setback from the property line is required. The proposed construction also violated requirements for a buffer zone between the office and an adjacent apartment building.
March 26, 1989 |
The Monroe Township Zoning Board of Adjustment will hold a hearing at 7 p.m. Tuesday on a request for a variance from one of 10 Malaga Road homeowners cited late last year for using their properties for commercial purposes. William Davis is seeking a use variance enabling him to park a tractor- trailer on his property near the intersection of Winslow Road. Davis and his wife, Shirley, operate an independent trucking business, and have kept the vehicle on their property for the past five years.
June 28, 1987 |
Anthony and Betty Talamonti have received a variance allowing them to build six townhouses on a 19,000-square-foot Kennett Square tract despite the small size of four of the proposed lots. "I think it satisfies the spirit, if not the exact letter, of the law," Zoning Hearing Board member Peter Waldrop said at Tuesday's meeting. Waldrop said the four lots fell below the required 3,000-square-foot minimum size by less than 10 percent, and that the two remaining lots were well over the minimum.
May 29, 1988 |
The West Goshen Zoning Hearing Board has decided to turn down a request for a variance for a 1.1-acre lot at the corner of Spring Lane and West Chester Pike. Joseph H. Torchiana of Newlin, who applied for the variance, had planned to build an addition to the building on the lot so he could operate an automotive-repair shop. He had planned to lease a portion of the property to an optician. Building the addition, he said, would have meant exceeding the setback restrictions on the side, front and real yards of the lot, which is in a commercial zone.
May 10, 1990 |
The Newtown Borough Council voted Tuesday night to appeal an April 18 ruling by the borough's Zoning Hearing Board in which the board granted a variance to the Newtown Presbyterian Church for the church's expansion. "We're stunned," a church leader who asked not to be named said yesterday after learning of the council's action. No church officials attended the council meeting. Leaders of the church at Washington Avenue and North Chancellor Street plan to add classrooms, offices and a fellowship hall to the 17,300-square-foot building.
October 20, 1986 |
The Lower Gwynedd Zoning Hearing Board has approved a variance request from the Spring House Tavern that will allow the popular bar and restaurant on Bethlehem Pike and Norristown Road to expand its storage and refrigeration facilities. Ed Brandt and Cary Levinson voted for the plan at the board's meeting Wednesday. Chairman Frank Vitetta was absent. The variance will allow the owners of the tavern to build two additions. A 900-square-foot addition on the Norristown Road side of the building will be used for refrigeration and storage, and a 200-square-foot addition on the Bethlehem Pike side will be used for a men's restroom.
July 19, 1992 |
A decision by the Lansdowne Zoning Hearing Board to approve a development proposal for Dudley Avenue has some borough residents irked. About a dozen residents attended a Borough Council meeting Wednesday to deliver a petition against the proposal, which calls for the construction of three sets of twin homes on Dudley Avenue and the building of a cul-de-sac. The Zoning Hearing Board Monday granted property owner John J. Brady of Havertown a variance that would allow him to build the homes 12 feet from the rear property line instead of the required 25 feet.