Marion’s Zoning Board of Appeals meeting, held on Thursday, involved two appeals. The first, from Robert and Phyllis Partridge of 60 Converse Rd., involved extending an existing non-conforming structure, which would be even larger than town bylaws permit. The committee agreed to take the request under advisement.
Next up was a request by Kerry and Ashling Gowell, of 80 Front St., for a special permit to allow the reconstruction, extension, alteration, or change to a non-conforming single family structure.
The owners plan to extend and renovate an existing 1,100-square-foot building, with a shed. All four sides of the setbacks are non-conforming. The couple plans to add a second floor to the shed, add a front porch to the home. The shed, proposed to become a home office. The height will be more than 24 feet. The applicant plans to add plumbing to the shed. The board closed the hearing and has 90 days to make a decision.
By Joan Hartnett-Barry