The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) on Mar. 4, 2008, will hear an application on behalf of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States to expand their parking lot at 1233 Central St. from 57 to 71 off-street spaces. The property is subject to a special use permit granted in 1972 that limited space numbers and required certain landscaping.
The applicant asks to expand the lot to within approximately 9.6' from the side lot line along Asbury (27' is now required), and approximately 3' from the north property line (5' is now required), and wants to be allowed to remove the hedge and fence along the north and west sides of the parking lot, required by the existing ordinance, and replace them with unspecified "new landscaping features."
The item is application ZBA 08-04-V(R); the meeting starts at 7:30 in Council chambers at the Civic Center.
UPDATE: This variance request was turned down by the ZBA. See CSNA member DebWeixl's post below. Than you, Deb, for attending and reporting on this!