The Sylvania Township board of zoning appeals has granted a variance for a setback requirement which should allow for the construction on an animal hospital at Elmer Drive and Reynolds Road.
The nearly one-acre lot is zoned for commercial use, but because of required setbacks from the roadway, only 0.59 of an acre is available for development.
Daryl Graus, manager of planning and zoning for Sylvania Township, noted that corner lots are more restricted than others because they have to adhere to setback requirements from both roadways unless a variance is granted. It was one of the reasons given by the staff recommending a vote in favor of the variance.
The applicant is Roger Grothaus, of Reynolds Road Animal Hospital. There had been an attempt to purchase the single-family house on a lot abutting to the west the vacant corner lot, but an agreement couldn’t be reached, according to a testimony to the BZA.
Based on an earlier BZA hearing, the property will need to have a solid privacy fence to the west and north of its boundaries.
Written by: Mike Jones, Public Information Officer
Posted: July 12, 2019
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