Last Updated On:

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Project Summary

The applicant requested area variances for an existing residential property located at 4110 Lake Shore Drive (213.05-1-9).  The property is located in the RM1.3 zoning district.  The applicant proposes to alter a pre-existing nonconforming single family dwelling, specifically to construct an addition, covered porch and open patio and seeks variances for 1) deficient shoreline setback - 75' required and 51.63' is proposed; 2) Height 35' maximum and 36.9' is requested; and 3) alter pre-existing non-conforming structure.  The applicant proposes 620 sf of additional living space on an addition to the south side; remove an existing porch on the south side; remove blacktop parking area; remove a patio on the north side and replace with a patio with a greater setback to the lake; and enclose a second floor deck with a roof line to match existing.  Applicant proposes to install raingardens where no stormwater management exists or is required by code.  Applicant states there will be an overall addition of 439 sf of impervious cover without including pavement removal.

V12-21 - The applicant proposes t alter pre-existing conforming single family dwelling, specifically to add a patio, spa reflecting pool, stairs, and reconstruct retainig walls.  The applicant seeks variances for: 1) shoreline setback - 75' required, 63' proposed; 2) Building length - 120' allowed, 152.75' proposed; and, 3) To alter pre-existing, non-conforming structure.  The applicant proposes the outdoor patio extending from the north side of the house.  The appicant proposes to reduce overall impervious cover by 3700 sf by removing a large section of existing driveway, increasing stormwater management by expanding three proposed rain gardens and proposing significant plantings. 

Waterkeeper Perspective

The Waterkeeper did not have objections to the variances requested but requested conditions to mitigate potential water quality impacts:  Require a shoreline buffer on the steep slopes for an existing structure within the shoreline setback; require pervious material for pavement replacement; enlarge proposed rain gardens and increase septic tank capacity. (This comment is removed based on additional information provided by the applicant)

V12-21 - The Waterkeeper supported the project and cited the removal of impervious surfaces and increased plantings and note the rain gardens, which were located within th 100 foot setback to Lake George. 

Waterkeeper Comments

See comment letter to the Town of Bolton Zoning Board of Appeals April 2010 and June 2012

Next Meeting

The Town of Bolton Zoning Board of Appeals held a public hearing on April 20, 2010.  The ZBA members felt the project was a “huge project” along the lake and there was concern about stormwater runoff.  The ZBA  approved the variances with the following conditions:  1) Install pervious pavement for the replacement pavement; and 2) Provide additional planting between the house and the lake on the northern portion as much as possible.

V12-21 - The Town of Bolton Zoning Board of Appeals reviewed the variance requests at the June 19, 2012 meeting.  The ZBA granted the variance request, 6-0, citing the removal of significant section of driveway, usubstanital nature of the request and increased stormwater management. 

Related Town

Waterkeeper Comments Document

Project Address

4110 Lake Shore Dr
Bolton Landing, NY 12814