On occasion, there are special circumstances that require us to become more involved before we are able to proceed with construction. Many villages and municipalities have unique building codes and zoning requirements to fulfill community development goals. With our many decades of experience, we often intervene on behalf of our clients to insure a successful outcome. The instance illustrated below was the result of a pre-existing condition on our client’s property that was to be extended to a newly purchased parcel on the adjacent lot.
- The initial landscape plans, calling for a relocated driveway, entry columns, and the extension of a 6' high ornamental fence for security, were first reviewed with the client. After securing approval, we needed to engage the Department of Community Development to ensure the best results for the client while keeping within the set building codes.
- As the design was finalized, the special circumstances for variations and special uses were identified. This allowed us to submit for a petition under the Zoning Board of Appeals at a public hearing. The submission required filing fees, evidence of ownership, Plat of Survey, site plan with proposed development, elevation drawings, and floor area worksheets (impermeable surface calculations). In addition to these, we submitted a letter to the Zoning Board of Appeals that contained the required Standards of Review. During this process, we supplied a photo record with descriptions of the pre-existing conditions on the property as supporting documentation.
[The ensuing images are working examples of this process. You will see the progression and examples of all the elements involved including approved building permits and the beginning of construction. At Rocco Fiore & Sons, we are fully capable, willing and available to represent you during this process so the product you expect will be delivered.]