Board of Zoning Appeals grants variance requests
by JOYANNA LOVE Banner Senior Staff Writer
Mar 12, 2014 | 647 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print

The Cleveland Board of Zoning Appeals passed a variance and a conditional use during its meeting Tuesday.

A setback variance was granted for Hampton Backhoe Service on Overhead Bridge Road.

City planner Corey Divel said the building on the property was 5.6 feet from the property line, but had been permitted since the structure had been there since the 1970s.

“We wouldn’t normally ask them to come for a variance. I guess the bank just wanted a little assurance,” Divel said.

The motion to grant the variance was passed unanimously.

A conditional use for an automobile sales facility at 403 West Inman St. was granted unanimously.

Divel said not many cars could fit on the lot for display. He said he thought most of the sales would be done via the Internet.

However, the owner is still required by law to have a physical office location and a landline phone.

The conditional use requires that the vehicles be placed in a way they will not block site distance for traffic. The property is zoned mixed use.