Bedford Board Of Zoning Appeals Approves Variances

(BEDFORD) – The Bedford Board of Zoning Appeals approved three variances at the public hearing held Tuesday afternoon.

Ronnie & Ann Ducharme plan to add addition to a existing garage.

Ronnie and Ann Ducharme’s variance for required than lesser setbacks on their property located at 501 Q street was approved. The property is zoned R-3 medium density with a setback of five feet. The couple want to add an addition to an existing garage so Ronnie can get in his car using a scooter. A neighbor, Tammy Towbridge, notified the Planning Department that they had no issues with it, and would love for them to have the addition. Board members approved the request.

David Sheldon plans to add parking lot at 1726 M Street

David Sheldon’s request for a variance for lesser than required setbacks on his property located at 1726 M Street was approved. The property is currently zoned as B-1 Convenience Business District. Parking for four vehicles will be available on M Street. T Stanley and Evelyn Gratzer attended the meeting and spoke in favor of the plan.

L & M Property Development LLC plans to construct porches of either concrete or wood at 1424 24th Street in Bedford.

L & M Property Development LLC, represented by Carey Deckard, explained the variance for lesser than required setbacks on property located at 1415 24th Street. The property is currently zoned as R-3 Medium Density Residential District and a minimum setback of 20 feet. They are wanting to construct rear porches of concrete or wood that stand eight feet out from the structure and 16 feet wide on the east and west side of the lots for the buildings shown on the lot design. Joseph & Maria Leal, residents of 1329 24th Street, and Michael D. & Cathy J. Edwards spoke in favor of the proposal. Angel Hawkins abstained from the vote.