The Zoning Board of Appeals meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30PM in Woodbury Village Hall - 455 Route 32, Highland Mills. Agendas are set prior to each meeting and posted here. Meeting minutes are prepared following each meeting and are available in hardcopy at the Building Department or electronically below.
The Village of Woodbury Zoning Board of Appeals reviews applications from property owners for special permits variances. When there are practical difficulties or hardships faced by individual property owners in complying with the strict letter of the Village's zoning regulations, the Zoning Board of Appeals has the authority to issue special permits and/or variances, provided the public convenience, safety and welfare are substantially served and the integrity of neighboring properties are not injured.
Zoning Board Members
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
December 11, 2019 – 7:30 pm
1. Executive Session
2. Approval and acceptance of previous minutes
3. New Business – n/a
4. Action on Decisions –
a) Reineke Vite – Review draft decision for an area variance to permit the construction of a single family dwelling on a preexisting lot having no frontage on a public roadway. Property is located between 97 and 101 Smith Clove Road in the R2A Zoning District SBL 218-2-88.
b) Hasan – Review draft decision for an area variance to permit the construction of an addition to an existing single family dwelling leaving a side yard of 20 ft. Whereas, pursuant to Section 310-6(B) and 310-7 District Regulations an minimum side yard of 30 ft. is required. Property is located in the R1A Zoning District and located at 166 Ridge Road, HM SBL236-6-4.
c) Hartman Design – Review draft decision for an area variance to permit the construction of a new Single Family Dwelling. The applicant proposes a front yard of 36.9 ft. (First Ave) and 30 ft. (Seven Springs Rd). Whereas, pursuant to Section 310-7, 310-12(D), a 40 ft. front yard setback is required. Furthermore, the applicant proposes a 45.2 ft. rear yard, whereas, pursuant to Section 310-7 a 50 ft. rear yard is required. Property is located on a corner lot in the R2A Zoning District at 62 First Ave, HM SBL 214-1-1.
5. Public Hearings -
A) The Shops of Woodbury, LLC – Public Hearing for area variances and/or Code interpretations. Applicant proposes to construct a commercial center and hotel having a lot area of 9.65 acres. The Applicant is also seeking relief from Section 310-7 regulating side yard setbacks and Section 310-12B regulating setbacks for commercial centers from state and county roads. Said property is located in the IB Zoning District off of the intersection of State Route 32 and Locey Lane in Central Valley and is known on the Village of Woodbury Tax Maps as Section 225 Block 1 Lots 34.1 & 34.2 .
B) Jagarnath – Public Hearing for an area variance to permit the installation of an in-ground pool leaving a 10 ft. setback in the rear yard and a 10 ft. setback in the side yard. Whereas, pursuant to Section 310-25(A), a minimum of 20 ft. setback is required in both the side and rear yard. Said property is located in the R1A Zoning District at 5 Stirling Circle in Highland Mills and is known on the Village of Woodbury Tax maps as Section 249 Block 1 Lot 73.
C) Avalon - Public Hearing for review of a ruling by the Building Inspector pursuant to Section 310-49(c)(3). Whereas, Village Code Section 310-7.1(d)(5) states a hotel shall have frontage on a state or county highway or right of way, the Building Inspector has determined that the primary frontage for the proposed hotel is on a Village Road (Turner Rd.). If required, an area variance is requested to permit the construction of a 130 room 4 story hotel on a Village Road. Said property is located in the HO (Hotel Overlay) and LC (Limited Commercial) Zoning District at 140 Route 32 and 94 Turner Road in Central Valley and is known on the Village of Woodbury Tax maps as Section 226 Block 1 Lot 5 & 6.2.
6. Building Inspectors Report
7. Deliberations on closed Public Hearings