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January 6, 2021

 

Greetings Neighbors,

Please take notice that the City of Utica Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, JANUARY 19, 2021 at 5:00 pm via Webex from Utica City Hall.  In order to access this meeting go to:

 

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According to Section 2-29-108(3)(b) of the City of Utica Zoning Ordinance, with respect to an application for a variance or special use permit, the clerk of the board shall send written notice to all owners of property within 200 feet of the exterior boundaries of the subject property.

 

This letter shall serve as written notice of stated ordinance.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Patti DeCarr at (315) 792-0181or pdecarr@cityofutica.com.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

JANUARY 19, 2021

 

https://cityofutica.my.webex.com/cityofutica.my/j.php?MTID=meab962411a9ff613d4d26d01199d82c1

 

 

ZBA Case No.: 44-20                                                              Zone: RT-1

1407, 1417, 1419 Dudley Avenue                                            Area Variance

CTM #318.82-2-31, 318.82-2-61.1, 318.82-2-27

            318.82-2-26

Applicant: John & Alicia Crosby

Owner: John & Alicia Crosby

 

Pursuant to Section 2-29-67(d)(1) of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Utica, the applicant is seeking an area variance in order to legitimize the installation of a fence at the above referenced location.

 

The applicant has installed a 6’ wood stockade fence in the front yard approximately 2’ from the edge of the sidewalk and runs along the side property line to an existing fence in the rear of the property. In accordance with the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Utica, a maximum height of 3’ solid style fence is allowed in the front yard in a Residential Two-Family zoning district.   The applicant will be required to receive an area variance for the proposed height and location of the fence.

 

ZBA Case No.: 55-20                                                                 Zone: RT-1

1320 Rutger Street                                                                    Area Variance

Applicant: Pavel Stoyan

Owner: Pavel Stoyan

 

Pursuant to Section 2-29-67(d)(1) of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Utica, the applicant is seeking an area variance in order install a fence at the above referenced property.

 

The applicant currently has a 6’ high white vinyl fence along the side of the property.  They are proposing to continue the existing fence along the property line to extend out toward the sidewalk.  This will only be an addition of three (3) new panels.  The fence will not run along the sidewalk.

 

In accordance with the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Utica, a maximum height of 3’ solid style fence is allowed in the front yard in a Residential Single-Family zoning district.   The applicant will be required to receive an area variance for the proposed height and location of the fence.

 

ZBA Case No.: 01-21                                                                       Zone: RT-1

1026 West Street                                                                            Area Variance

Applicant: Sheila/Salina Billins

Owner: Sheila Billins

 

Pursuant to Section 2-29-67(d)(1) of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Utica, the applicant is seeking an area variance in order to extend a fence at the above referenced property.

 

The applicant has previously installed a 6’ high white vinyl fence along the side and rear property line of the parcel.  The applicant is proposing to extend the 6’ high fence along the side property line in the front yard toward the sidewalk.  The fence will extend along the side of the driveway to create a barrier from the vacant lot on the corner adjacent to this property.

 

In accordance with the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Utica, a maximum height of 3’ solid style fence is allowed in the front yard in a Residential Two-Family zoning district.   The applicant will be required to receive an area variance for the proposed height and location of the fence.

 

ZBA Case No.: 02-21                                                                       Zone: RT-1

1418 Bleecker Street                                                                       Area Variance

Applicant: Mounir Howard

Owner: FSNZ Corp.

 

Pursuant to Section 2-29-67(d)(1) of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Utica, the applicant is seeking an area variance in order to legitimize the construction of a fence at the above referenced property.

 

The applicant has installed a 6’ high wood stockade style fence along the front sidewalk and down the side property line to provide protected space for his children and dog.  The applicant has stated that since the house is positioned in the rear of the property, the front yard is primarily the only yard available for his children and dog. 

 

In accordance with the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Utica, a maximum height of 3’ solid style fence is allowed in the front yard in a Residential Two-Family zoning district.   The applicant will be required to receive an area variance for the proposed height and location of the fence.

 

ZBA Case No.: 03-21                                                                      Zone: RS-1

1126 Albany Street                                                                         Area Variance

Applicant: Christopher Nicoll

Owner: Christopher Nicoll

 

Pursuant to Section 2-29-67(d)(1) of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Utica, the applicant is seeking an area variance in order to construct a shed at the above referenced property.

 

The applicant is proposing to construct a 10’ x 12’ (120 sf) shed in the rear of the property.  The parcel is located on a corner lot, however, the proposed shed will be positioned in the rear of the lot.  In accordance with Section 2-29-492 of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Utica, the maximum size for an accessory storage structure in a residential zoning district is 100 sf.  The applicant will be required to receive an area variance to increase the size of the proposed storage unit to 120 sf.  The applicant has recently purchased the home and does not have the amount of space as the previous home, therefore requires additional storage space.  The shed will match the existing home.

 

 ZBA Case No.: 04-21                                                                       Zone: RM-2

303 Pellettieri Avenue                                                                         Area Variance

Applicant: Hasan Kajtezovic

Owner: Hasan Kajtezovic

 

Pursuant to Section 2-29-67(d)(1) of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Utica, the applicant is seeking an area variance in order to legitimize the construction of a fence at the above referenced property.

 

The applicant has constructed a 6’ high wood stockade fence on the interior line of the sidewalk along Pellettieri Avenue and down the Catherine Street side of the property.   In accordance with the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Utica, a maximum height of 3’ solid style fence is allowed in the front yard in a Residential Multi-Family zoning district.   The applicant will be required to receive an area variance for the proposed height and location of the fence.

In accordance with Section 2-29-581 of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Utica, visibility requirements for corner lots: no obstruction to vision exceeding 30 inches in height above the established grade of the street at the property line shall be erected or maintained on any lot within the triangle formed by the street lot lines of such lot and a line drawn between the points along such street lot lines 30 feet distant from their points of intersection.  This will be a requirement if the fence is approved for the area variance.