Tuesday evening the Plymouth Board of Zoning Appeals approved variances of development standards.
The first variance of development standard was for John Banning at 7162 Lilac Road. Banning sold his home to the county for the 7th Road project and then sold additional acreage for the wetland mitigation site. His request was to split an existing 5 acre parcel into two individual lots so he could sell the vacant lot to a family member who wants to build a home.
The second variance of development standard was for CTE/Culver Tool at 1901 Walter Glaub Drive. Mike Strang explained the request. CTE needs to expand their current parking lot to accommodate shift change. They would like to add about 15 parking spaces on the front parking lot. One major issue is that the new FEMA Flood Plain maps put 70% of CTE’s property in the flood plain. The second issue is the extensive landscaping requirements the city currently has for parking lots.
The first variance approved was to reduce the parking aisle from 25 feet to 20 feet. The second variance approved removed the interior parking lot landscaping and the third was to reduce the size of the parking space. \
Wade Berger from CTE presented a landscape plan to include additional greenery around the property. He also said the business is expanding and thus the need for more parking for employees.