Last Updated On:
Thursday, April 19, 2012
The applicant proposes to demolish and rebuild a single family dwelling, specifically to construct a 4200 sf home located at 4108 Lake Shore Drive (213.05-1-10). The project is located in the RM1.3 Zoning District and is designated as Moderate Intensity on the APA Land Use and Development Plan Map. The applicant requires Site Plan Review for the disturbance of greater than 15,000 sf requiring a major stormwater management plan, specifically the applicant proposes to disturb 24,800 sf. The project proposes a 123 foot long by 32 foot wide structure with 3 stories setback 75' from the lake. The dwelling is proposed to have 4 bedrooms and will have an onsite wastewater treatment system with enhanced treatment through a peat filter system. The project will provide a major stormwater management plan with pervious pavement in the area of the garage with an overflow to rain gardens. Blasting will be required for the project as well as significant clearing and grading, including 2 foot cuts along the southern property line.
The Waterkeeper's opinion the project proposes excessive disturbance and fails to comply with the Tow Code: the building height exceeds 35' from natural grade; the building length exceeds the allowable 120' (123' proposed); rain gardens are proposed 45' from the lake (100' required); infiltration is proposed under the pervious pavement into bedrock; erosion is possible on the discharge from the rain gardens and Low Impact Development measures should be implemented to reduce the disturbance.
The application was reviewed at the Town of Bolton Planning Board meeting March 22, 2012. The project received approval from the Town Engineer. The Planning Board asked questions about the extent of blasting, stormwater management and building size. The Planning Board approved the project 5-1 with the conditions: 1) a deed covenant is required to provide a vegetative buffer between the neighbors; 2) natural vegetation is maintained along the shoreline; 3) exterior lighting is shielded and downward facing; and 4) blasting is limited in hours. The Zoning Administrator responded to the determination request by the Waterkeeper, which required the approved plans to be modified with additional retaining walls to attempt to reduce the building height.
Waterkeeper Comments Document