|Perrysburg BZA OKs plans for Midas|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Wednesday, 14 August 2013 10:32|
PERRYSBURG - An oil-change business slated for Ohio 25 received approval Monday to reduce the required parking and convert a section of front yard into a small lot.
The Board of Zoning Appeals gave consent for Midas Auto Service, 26420 Ohio 25, to replace a large amount of asphalt with grass on the half-acre property, located north of the Interstate 475 overpass but south of Eckel Junction Road.
Some asphalt will remain for the parking area, but it will require a wall and landscaping to screen the view.
The business also received a reduction in the amount of required parking spaces. The city asks for three spots for each of the eight service bays plus one space for each employee. Midas provided a traffic study showing low traffic and was given permission to install 25 spots total rather than 28.
The board also approved a front-yard setback variance for Charles Reynolds, who plans to construct a home at 27135 W. River Road.
Reynolds requested a 35-foot setback from the front property line rather than the required 50 feet.
Planning and Zoning Administrator Brody Walters recommended approval, as other property owners in the area already enjoy similar setbacks.
Geraldine Brock, owner of adjacent property to the west at 27123 W. River Road, said she had no problem with the setback variance but expressed concern that a higher elevation would lead to erosion of her land.
Board member Becky Williams said the group had no jurisdiction over elevation issues but agreed to pass along Brock's concern to city council's Planning and Zoning Committee.
The final item approved Monday was a rear-yard setback for construction of an addition and back deck at 13812 Otusso Drive. The property's required 40-foot setback was reduced to 32 feet to allow for the project by residents Bill Bentley and Michelle Self.
Bentley said the addition will not be visible from the street, and Williams said she spoke with one area property owner who had no complaints about the proposal.
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