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City BZA Grants 5 Variances

August 7, 2014

Obnoxious odors at the end of 6th Street have bothered neighbors for some time. They will soon be able to breathe easier.
Tuesday members of the Plymouth Board of Zoning Appeals approved a variance for the City of Plymouth that will allow for the installation of an odor control unit. The variance is actually for a secondary structure on a residentially zoned piece of property before a primary structure. Davidson explained that there would never be a home on the property due to the fact that it is the former site of the city dump.
Utility Superintendent Donnie Davidson said the unit measures 35 by 28 and will have a concrete perimeter barrier with sided that are 4 feet high.
Applebee’s Restaurant was granted a variance to allow for 14 signs instead of the standard two. Across the nation the restaurants are re-branding themselves and the new look has the apple logo on the awnings over each of the windows which constitutes a sign. They will also be replacing the pole sign and the signs on the buildings.
In other business the Plymouth BZA approved a variance for the Plymouth Centre Property, formerly Subway. Verizon will be relocating to the commercial property and would like to replace the former Subway signs with theirs. Only issue was that a third sign was located on the back of the building towards Applebee’s. The commission approved the request.
Lester and Patricia Downs was granted a variance of development standards to allow the placement of a yard barn 10 feet from the property line instead of the standard 20 feet.
The final variance the Plymouth BZA granted was for Plymouth Wesleyan Church. Pastor Ollie said a new digital sign will allow the church to promote various activities with having to use banners.
The new sign will sit on the same base but is slightly larger. The variance will allow a sign with square footage of 65 feet.