hearings, both dealing with fences, are slated for Thursday’s Chesterton
Board of Zoning Appeals meeting, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at the town hall.
hearings including a request by the Bross Family to operate an open-air
market in the north parking lot at 315 S. Calumet Rd. also are scheduled.
If the paperwork
for a preliminary petition is in order and the BZA’s questions are
satisfied, a future public hearing will be set.
Last month BZA
members said they wanted more information about exactly what is proposed for
the open-air market, and the petitioners were instructed to refile for a use
variance instead of a special exception so a new set of standards now needs
to be satisfied.
The public hearings
are for Seth and Lindsey Schugars of 1061 Birch Trail, who want a variance
to increase the height of a fence from 4 feet to 6 feet along County Road
50E and Duneland Trail; and for Jason and Elizabeth Conway of 1480 Lob Wedge
Lane, who want the same fence-height increase along Pearson Road and Niblick
The two additional
preliminary hearings are for Christopher Torres, and for David and Sandra
Krieter. No address for either petition is listed on the agenda.
Torres wants a
variance to install a fence that will exceed the height requirement of 6
feet high all the way around, and will be built beyond the building line and
will not fall within the required setback.
The Krieters are
requesting a variance to construct a single-family dwelling having a
side-street setback of 8 feet where town code requires a 15-foot setback.