Zoning Board of Appeals

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Chairman: Joseph Cianciulli

Board Members:

  • James Blanchard
  • Vincent Giorgio
  • Jeffrey Landsman
  • Nancy Little
  • Diane Pearson
  • Harry Singh

The Zoning Board of Appeals is a seven-member board appointed by the Mayor.  The Board hears petitions for area and use variances from the Zoning Ordinance along with appeals from the interpretation of the Commissioner of Buildings. Meetings are usually held on the third Tuesday of each month in the Ceremonial Court in City Hall at 6:00 p.m.  All applications to the Board must be filed at least 22 days prior to the meeting and are filed and processed in the Department of Housing and Buildings. The agenda is prepared by the Building Department and is published in the required newspapers.


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Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting


REVISED 8/30/17        

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: A Public Hearing will be held before the Zoning Board of Appeals of the City of Yonkers on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. sharp, in the Ceremonial Courtroom, Yonkers, New York (building is accessible to the handicapped), on applications for Appeals from the Building Commissioner's decisions and applications for Variances under the provisions of G.O. # 4-2000, as amended:


# 5546– Extension of a Non-Conforming Use & Area & Use Variance – Andrew Romano, Esq., on behalf of 125 Vark Street LLC, owner, on premises known as 125 Vark Street, Block: 508, Lot: 12, Zone: UR-MD


# 5548– Use Variance – Christian Rodriguez and Jason Foster, on behalf of Con Edison, owner, for site trailers to serve as satellite office whereas pursuant to Section 43-28, Yonkers Zoning Ordinance, trailers are prohibited, except temporary construction or classroom trailers, on premises known as 267 Saw Mill River Road, Block: 2410, Lot: 72, Zone: I

# 5549– Area Variance – Deven Sharma AIA, on behalf of Hamza Khan, owner, to legalize an existing basketball court whereas per 43-41Q(1) - court shall be minimum 15'-0'' to rear property line; provide rear/side yard setback; per 43-41Q(3) - a minimum 6'-0'' solid buffer required, on premises known as 33 Parkway East, Block: 5496, Lot: 20, Zone: S-60

# 5550– Appeal of Determination of the Commissioner– Katherine Zalantis, Esq., on behalf of Mutual Aid Association of the Paid Fire Department of the City of Yonkers, NY, Inc. aka Local 628 I.A.F.F., AFL-CIO, appellant, to appeal the determination of the Commissioner of  City of Yonkers Department of Housing and Buildings to issue two Temporary Certificates of Occupancy for the Lowes Home Improvement Retail Center Project at Ridge Hill, on premises known as 100 Ridge Hill Blvd, Block: 4061, Lot: 1, Zone: PMD

# 5551– Area Variance – Andrew Romano, Esq., on behalf of Simon Feldman, owner, to construct a 3rd floor addition in lieu of half story and roof deck having exceeding maximum permitted height, Section 43-27, Table 43-3 (required 35.0', proposed 37' +/-)/(2 1/2 story max, proposed 3-story); insufficient side yard, Section 43-27, Table 43-3 (required 6.0), proposed 4.4 +/-), on premises known as 6 aka 8 Woodland Terrace, Block: 2139, Lot: 13.15, Zone: S-50

# 5552– Area Variance – Andrew Romano, Esq., on behalf of The Elegant Hoarder LLC, contract vendee, to construct a new self-storage building having insufficient parking, Section 43-128, Table 43-4 (required 55, proposed 16); parking within the minimum side yard not permitted, Section 43-133(A)1; parking within 5 feet of all property lines not permitted, Reference Yonkers Zoning Ordinance 43-44B(5) (4.0' +/- scaled (north side)); insufficient loading berths, Section 43-134(B), Table 43-5 (8 berths required/1 berth provided); insufficient size of loading berth; Section 43-134B(3) (required 15'W x 14'H x 40'L, 18'W x 20'L provided); exceeds maximum permitted building length, Section 43-39(B)2; 200' maximum permitted, 204.8' proposed; parking within 10 feet of a building on the same lot is not permitted; reference Yonkers Zoning Ordinance 43-44B(5) (6.0' proposed); parking within 10.0' to right-of-way; 43-134A(4) (2.0' (scaled) proposed), on premises known as 324 aka 326 Nepperhan Avenue, Block: 2067, Lot: 50, Zone: I

# 5553– Amend Original Variance – Jay Martino of Stagg Group, on behalf of 411 Bronx River Road Developers, LLC, owner, to raise building 8’ to accommodate a 44 space automated parking system whereas proposed reconfiguration of the vehicular lifts violates ZBA Case #5390 Special Condition #8 and #9 - request a change in the variance from the ZBA, on premises known as 411 Bronx River Road, Block: 6315, Lot: 100, Zone: A

# 5554– Area Variance – James G. Dibbini & Associates, P.C., on behalf of Gilberto Gutierrez, owner, to legalize a paved open parking space within the front yard and as well as a 6 foot front yard fence, whereas parking within the minimum front yard not permitted, Section 43-133(A)1; parking space to be 8’-6” wide and 18’-0 length, Section 43-134.A.9 (7’-9” x 17’-8” provided); maximum height of fence in front yard – 4.0’/6.0’ provided, on premises known as 23 Bruce Avenue, Block 123, Lot 25, Zone:  “A”.



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