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20190049 Carruthers Residence NOD CITY OF SARATOGA SPRINGS Bill Moore, Chair Keith Kaplan, Vice Chair c-)4 ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS Brad Gallagher,Secretary } Susan Steer 1 CITY HALL-474 BROADWAY Cheryl Grey '-` � SARATOGA SPRINGS,NEW YORK 12866 Jerry Luhn K-) 4,0" Chris Hemstead PH)5 I8-587-3550 Fx)5 I8-580-9480 4`CO WWW.SARATOGA-SPRINGS.ORG Rebecca Kern,alternate iC)FORATE0 Kathleen O'Connor,alternate #20190049 IN THE MATTER OF THE APPEAL OF Jay and Maria Carruthers 52 Walton Street Saratoga Springs NY 12866 from the determination of the Building Inspector involving the premises at 52 Walton Street in the City of Saratoga Springs, New York being tax parcel number 165.51-3-3 on the Assessment Map of said City. The appellant having applied for an area variance under the Zoning Ordinance of said City to permit the construction of an addition to an existing single-family residence in a UR-3 District and public notice having been duly given of a hearing on said application held on the 25th day of February and the 4th day of March 2019. In consideration of the balance between benefit to the applicant with detriment to the health, safety and welfare of the community, I move that the following area variance for the following amount of relief: Required: Proposed: Total relief requested: Minimum side yard setback: 4 ft. 0 ft. 4 ft. (100%) As per the submitted plans or lesser dimensions, be approved for the following reasons: 1. The applicants have demonstrated this benefit cannot be achieved by other means feasible to the applicants. The applicants note that alternative designs were contemplated that would have amplified the impact of the proposal by extending the footprint of the structure, for example, while the design presently advanced retains the present footprint of the home. Consistent with that representation, the applicants submitted with their materials architectural drawings of their plan. The Board notes that the property exhibits preexisting nonconformity with side setback requirements. This application does not call for any expansion beyond those existing setback encroachments. 2. The applicants have demonstrated to the satisfaction of this Board that granting this variance will not create an undesirable change in neighborhood character nor any known detriment to nearby properties. The proposed addition will be no wider than the existing house, and will not further crowd neighboring residential properties. 3. The Board finds this variance application to be substantial on a percentage basis; however, as noted above, the relief request represents a continuation of a pre-existing nonconformity which substantially mitigates the impact of the application in this case. 4. This variance will not have significant adverse physical or environmental effect on the neighborhood or district, as the footprint will not change and will not be visible from the street. 5. The alleged difficulty is self-created insofar as the applicant desires to construct the proposed addition, but in the circumstances of this case should not be deemed fatal to the application. Adopted by the following vote: AYES: 7 (B. Moore, K. Kaplan, C. Grey, B. Gallagher, J. Luhn, C. Hemstead, K. O'Connor) NAPES: 0 Dated: March 4, 2019 I hereby certify the above to be a full, true and correct copy of a resolution duly adopted by the Zoning Board of Appeals of the City of Saratoga Springs on the date above mentioned, seven members of the Board being present. Lit IR 01111111:4111L SIGNATURE: s` -�r 3/6/2019 CHAIR DATE RECEIVED BY ACCOUNTS DEPT.