ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
May 12, 2016
1. Call to Order
3. Roll Call of Attendance
4. Approval of Agenda
5. Conflict of Interest
6. Communication Received
7. Public Input
8. Scheduled Public Hearings
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A. Request No. 846, Zoning R-1B
Applicant: Brian, Cheri, Dan, & Beth Stainforth, 8188 Mandy Ln., Frankenmuth, MI 48734
Owner: Brian, Cheri, Dan, & Beth Stainforth, 8188 Mandy Ln., Frankenmuth, MI 48734
Property Address: 13091 Bluff Rd., Traverse City, MI 49686 & 13083 Bluff Rd., Traverse City, MI 49686
Request: (1) a variance of 4 feet (4’) from the required 30 foot (30’) front yard setback to allow for the construction of a 988 square foot non-conforming addition to an existing legal non-conforming structure; and (2) a variance of 9% from the required maximum 15% lot coverage to allow for the demolition of an existing non-conforming structure and the construction of a 988 square foot non-conforming addition to an existing legal non-conforming structure on the combination of two legal non-conforming lots.
Parcel Code Nos. 28-11-127-030-00 & 28-11-127-031-00
B. Request No. 847, Interpretation
Peninsula Township Zoning Administrator requests interpretation of Section 8.7.3 (10) (u) – What constitutes a “guest activity use” as opposed to what is allowed in the tasting room of a Winery Chateau without a guest activity use permit?
C. Request No. 848, Interpretation
Peninsula Township Zoning Administrator requests interpretation of Section 8.7.2 (3) and Section 8.7.3 (3) – What uses/activities are allowed as part of a special open space use as provided under the Ordinance?
9. Approval of Minutes
A. November 12, 2015 Regular Meeting
B. January 14, 2016 Joint TB/PC/ZBA Minutes
10. New Business
A. Township Board Report (Witkop)
B. Planning Commission Report (Wunsch)
C. 2016/2017 Meeting Dates
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