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Springfield Board of Adjustment Meeting July 18, Modified Plan for 29 High Point Approved

New Home Plan presented at Board of Adjustment meeting Credits: Ellen Dickson
Applicant for a variance Credits: Ellen Dickson
Board of Adjustment Meeting Credits: Ellen Dickson

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Yuri Bore the owner of a home on 29 High Point returned to the Zoning Board after being turned down last month. His application involves tearing down the existing structure and building a new home. The revised plan did address concerns and questions from the Board. Three of the variances were reduced. The garage was moved to the left side of the house and the home was angled to be perpendicular to the property line.

To get an approval on an application the applicant or their hired professionals need to prove there is a hardship. The engineer, Matthew Seckler of Stonefield Engineering Design testified that it is a corner lot which is treated as having two front yards which constrains building. The lot is undersized and has significant grade changes as it is the “high point” of the mountain.

The Township engineer Sam Mardini was asked his opinion. He testified, “The lot is very undersized and the buildable area is very small. The owner is adding four dry wells. I have no concerns with this application.”  Board of Adjustment Chairman Anthony Fonseca stated, ”This plan is much better than what we saw last month. Flipping it makes it much better.”

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The application was approved unanimously.

Three other applications were heard. Two were for fencing in the yard for small children and one was for installing a generator.

The next Board of Adjustment meeting is scheduled for August 15, 2017.


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