The Wilmette board of trustees met and approved two Zoning Board of Appeals cases on Jan. 12.
The Zoning Board of Appeals report for 114 Girard was reviewed and discussed at the Wilmette board of trustees meeting on Jan. 12.
The applicants asked the board to approve the variance despite the Zoning Board's negative recommendation.
The applicants had revised the variation request to reduce the size of the total floor area variation. The intent was to add a master bedroom and bath to the second floor. No one was present at the meeting to object to the variance. After discussion, the board voted to approve the request. The ordinance would be prepared for the Jan. 26 board meeting.
The special use permit, which would allow more than one townhouse building on a lot at 1314-1318 Wilmette Ave., was also discussed at length by the board and residents of the neighborhood. The plans showed five townhouses in two buildings. The smaller two-unit building would be closest to the street and looks like a small house, while the larger, three-unit building would be located in the rear. The pros and cons of a four-unit building versus the five-unit plan and attached or detached garages were also discussed. The board voted to allow the five-unit plan.
The ordinance was ready for adoption at the Jan. 26 board meeting.
Two Zoning Board of Appeals reports, for 3023 Central Ave. and 701 Laurel Ave., were removed from the consent agenda and tabled until the Feb. 9 regular board meeting.