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Plymouth BZA Approves Special Use Exception for Duplex

June 4, 2013

  06/05/13 Felipe Zalaya was granted a special use exception to build a duplex at 716 North Plum Street Tuesday night during the Plymouth Board of Zoning Appeals meeting. 

Zalaya had appeared before the Plymouth BZA in May seeking a variance to build two duplexes on the property.  Because he did not have a drawing showing what his site plan would be the request was tabled.

  Zalaya told BZA members that he purchased the property 5 years ago.  The realtor had indicated that the property was zoned industrial and Zalaya opened an auto salvage business in the building.  Several neighbors complained and eventually the business had to close because of the residential zoning.  He told members he needed to do something with the property since he is paying taxes on it and not being able to use it.   

  Tuesday night Zalaya brought contractor Eric Early from Hammer Enterprise who created a sample drawing of the duplex with dimensions that would fit on property.  Instead of two duplexes, one will be built after demolition of the garage shop on the property. The duplexes will be approximately 1,200 sq. ft. include 2 bedrooms and a 2 car attached garage.  The site development will also include the construction of sidewalks on Jackson and Plum Streets. 

The Plymouth BZA unanimously approved the special use exception.