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20190076 Crisafulli Residence NOD f CITY OF SARATOGA SPRINGS Bill Moore, Chair Keith Kaplan, Vice Chair Brad Gallagher,Secretary S = f ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS g Cheryl Grey ' Fp CITY HALL-474 BROADWAY Jerry Luhn • ��� SARATOGA SPRINGS,NEW YORK 12866 Chris Hemstead � *�� '' ��` ' '. . . PH)518-587-3550 Fx)518-580-9480 Rebecca Kern FOCao ''o WWW.SARATOGA-SPRINGS.ORG Kathleen O'Connor,alternate RAT 1E0 #20190076 IN THE MATTER OF THE APPEAL OF Laura A. Crisafulli 94 North St Saratoga Springs NY 12866 from the determination of the Building Inspector involving the premises at 94 North Street in the City of Saratoga Springs, New York being tax parcel number 166.45-2-25 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 addition to an existing single-family dwelling to a residence in the UR-3 district and public notice having been duly given of a hearing on said application held on the 4th and 18th days 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 variances for the following amounts of relief: TYPE OF REQUIREMENT DISTRICT DIMENSIONAL PROPOSED RELIEF REQUESTED REQUIREMENT MINIMUM SIDE YARD SETBACK 4' 1' 3'OR 75%RELIEF MINIMUM SIDE YARD SETBACK 4' 3' IOR 25%RELIEF MINIMUM TOTAL SIDE YARD 12' 4' 8'OR67%RELIEF SETBACK MINIMUM REARYARD SETBACK 25' 18' 7'OR 28%RELIEF MAX. PRINCIPAL BUILDING 30% 43% 13%OR 43%RELIEF COVERAGE As per the submitted plans or lesser dimensions, be approved for the following reasons: . The applicant has demonstrated this benefit cannot be achieved by other means feasible to the applicant. Per the applicant,the pre-existing and non-conforming lot is especially narrow(pre-existing width is 50') making alternative design challenging. The applicant cited aesthetic reasons for removing the existing non- conforming space in the rear and using the front yard as expansion area in order to align to existing walls of the house and create greater green space in the rear yard. 2. The applicant has demonstrated that granting this variance will not create an undesirable change in neighborhood character or detriment to nearby properties. The applicant notes, and the Board agrees, that use of the front yard as expansion area, and addition of a second story is consistent with the aesthetic of the neighborhood. 3. The Board notes that certain aspects of requested variance are substantial, however the Board finds that the substantiality is mitigated by the design challenges associated with the pre-existing and non-conforming lot, removal of the existing non-conforming space in the rear, and improved consistency with neighborhood aesthetic. 4. This variance will not have a significant adverse physical or environmental effect on the neighborhood or district. Per the applicant,the removal of the existing non-conforming space in the rear, and use of front yard as expansion area allows for creation of more green space in the rear. 5. The alleged difficulty is self-created insofar as the applicant desired to construct the proposed addition, but this is not necessarily fatal to the application. Condition: No future accessory buildings Adopted by the following vote: AYES: 6 (B. Moore, K. Kaplan, B. Gallagher, J. Luhn, C. Hemstead, B. Kern) NAYES: 1 (C. Grey) Dated: March 18, 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. .11 L SIGNATURE: j1/411 '.111111:411t.. � 3/19/2019 CHAIR DATE RECEIVED BY ACCOUNTS DEPT.