Aylmer grants two minor variances

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Aylmer council, sitting as committee of adjustment, approved two minor zoning variances at a virtual meeting on Monday, Feb. 22.

South Street West

Gerhard Blatz of 142 South Street West requested to sever the east side of the property to create a new residential building lot.

The proposed severed parcel, at 15.087 metres wide, does not meet the minimum 18-metre lot frontage required. The depth of the parcel is 67.056 metres, with a total area of 944.4 square metres.

The 2.9-metre relief from the minimum 18-metre requirement “is still considered minor and can be given favourable consideration to this application,” said Corporate Services Director Kale Brown.

The retained parcel was sent to Elgin County council, for the exact same amount of lot frontage relief as the severed parcel.

Myrtle Street

The committee also granted zoning bylaw relief for a minor variance request on Myrtle Street.

Birtha and Nathaniel Wall of 73 Myrtle Street requested zoning bylaw relief to reduce the minimum front yard depth from 7 metres to 2.06 metres. They aim to construct a 4.4-square-metre addition on the existing detached dwelling.

“The applicant wishes to remove that existing porch addition and make a new revised one that is slightly wider but projects no further towards the street,” explained Mr. Brown. The new addition will be 1.24 metres by 3.56 metres.

The proposed enlarged addition exends the existing non-conformity in front yard depth and will encroach into the exterior side yard by a further 0.51 metres.

Veronica Reiner, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Aylmer Express