Zoning variance granted

Published 11:59 pm Friday, September 16, 2011

The Troy Board of Adjustments met this week with three cases on the agenda. However, two of the cases were postponed until Oct. 20.

The board heard a request from Tai Kuan Zhou for a density and set-back variance for the construction of a multi-family apartment building with up to eight dwelling units at 410 South Brundidge Street in an R3; High Density Residential Zoning District.

Under the city’s building code, there is enough space on the property to build 6.7 units.

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Walt Stell, Environmentat Precison Associates, presented the case to the board and said the request for eight units made the investment more palatable and more financially feasible. Stell said there is sufficient parking space for eight, three-bedroom units on the site.

Linda Walter, a resident of South Brundidge Street, expressed opposition to the request due the increased traffic, noise and runoff from the “high area.”

The board granted a variance for seven units with an adjustment of four feet on the set-backs.

On Oct. 20, the Board of Adjustments will consider a request by James E. “Sam” Johnston for a density and height variance to construct two three-story, multi-family apartment buildings containing about 60 units at 712 South Brundidge Street. The address is in a R3: High Density Residential Zoning District and a C1: Neighborhood Commercial Zoning District.

The board will also consider a request by Dr. Mallone Chandler, Open Arms Ministry, for a special exception to locate and manage a residential living house at 209 Montgomery Street, which is in an R2: Medium Density Residential Zoning District.