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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Project Summary

The applicant proposes to modifiy a previous granted variance (V12-14) for the replacement of a single family dwelling at 145 Cotton Point Road (200.14-1-(part of)10). The project is located in the RM1.3 Zoning District and is desginated as Moderate Intensity Use on the Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan. The aplicant seeks to increase the height of the chimney 6', minor adjustments to the roof line by adding gables on the north and south ends, add 1'-6” bump-out at the west elevation, relocate residence 1'-6” away from the lake and incorporate outdoor kitchen into chimney and seeks variances for : 1) Setbacks - Front 50' required, 19.93' proposed, Shoreline 75' required and 11.56' proposed and Side 20' required and 10.36' proposed; and 2) To alter pre-existing non-conforming structure. The proposed two story dwelling will remain the same size, approximately 3200 sf, which is an expansion of 150 sf.

Waterkeeper Perspective

The Waterkeeper felt the proposed variance requests could  not support the application. The Waterkeeper had the following comments: the Zoning Board should request alternative designs to reduce the potential impacts to the lake by reducing the impervious cover between the building and the lake and increasing the permeability; stormwater management should be included on the plan as conditioned by the Zoning Board of Appeals; and Site Plan review should be required. 

Waterkeeper Comments

See comment letter to the Town of Bolton Planning Board November 2012

Next Meeting

The application was on the agenda of the November 12, 2012 Town of Boltn Zoning Board of Appeals meeting.  At the Zoning Board meeting, the applicant stated the stormwater plan was submitted and reviewed by the Town, which was confirmed.  The Board expressed concern about the impervious surfaces and recommended a reduction.  The Zoning Board approved the variance request without conditions (6-0).  

Related Town

Waterkeeper Comments Document

Project Address

145 Cotton Point Rd
Bolton Landing, NY 12814