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Fences and outdoor market return at Thursday BZA meeting

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Two public 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.

Three preliminary 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 Avenue.

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.





Posted 6/25/2014