ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW MEETING AGENDA

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PURSUANT TO EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 20-25, AS AMENDED AND EXECUTED BY GOVERNOR GINA RAIMONDO OF THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND.  THIS MEETING WILL BE TELECONFERENCED VIA ZOOM AND VIA TELEPHONE.  SEE ZOOM INSTRUCTIONS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AGENDA.

Date:  Tuesday, July 13, 2021    

Time: 6:00 P.M.

Location:  This meeting will be held via Zoom AND/OR in person at 3275 Post Rd., Warwick, RI – LL Conference Room (Please check FINAL AGENDA on the Secretary of State’s website for meeting location, prior to the meeting.

Via Zoom - https://zoom.us/j/95733707941 or Via Phone    (Toll Free) 1-833-548-0282 or (Toll Free)  1-877-853-5247 or (Toll Free) 1-888-788-0099 or (Toll Free) 1-833-548-0276    Webinar ID:  95733707941

  1. CALL TO ORDER – ROLL CALL
  2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Discussion and/or action and/or vote regarding the February 9, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutes

III.       PUBLIC HEARING - Discussion and/or action and/or vote regarding the  following petitions.  The Zoning Board may approve, approve with conditions or  deny the following petitions/applications, as may be modified by testimony and/or evidence presented throughout the petition’s public hearing; and/or possible vote to continue a petition’s public hearing to a date determined

Petition #10715---Ward 7---39 Noyes Street

 The petition of Carol Thomas & Carter Thomas, Sr., 39 Noyes Street, Warwick, RI, requests a dimensional variance to construct a 24’ x 24’ one story two-car attached garage.  Proposed garage having less than required front yard setback.  Assessor’s Plat 363, Lot 16, zoned Residential A-7.

Petition #10716---Ward 5---Beaver Avenue

The petition of Zarrella Development Corp., 20 Geralds Farm Drive, Exeter, RI, and John F. Walsh, 76 Alto Street, Cranston, RI, requests a dimensional variance to construct a new single family dwelling.  Subject property having less than required lot area and lot width.   Assessor’s Plat 358, Lot 231, zoned Residential A-7.

Petition #10717---Ward 9---635 Division Street

Alpha Real Estate Lending, LLC, 75 Lambert Lind Hwy., Warwick, RI, requests a dimensional variance to construct a new single family dwelling fronting on Valley Brook Drive.  Subject property having less than required frontage and lot width.  Assessor’s Plat 217, Lot 8, zoned Residential A-40.

Petition #10718---Ward 4---Sterling Avenue

The petition of Cobble Hill Development, LLC, 132 Old River Rd., Lincoln, RI, and John E. Shekarchi, Esq., 132 Old River Rd., Lincoln, RI, requests a dimensional variance to construct a 24’ x 32’ single family dwelling.  Subject property having less than required lot area, frontage, and width.  Assessor’s Plat 336, Lot 221, Zoned Residential A-7.

Petition #10719---Ward 4---29 Old Mill Blvd.

The petition of Matthew & Jaclyn Witterschein, 29 Old Mill Blvd., Warwick, RI, requests a dimensional variance to construct a dormer addition on the second floor of   the existing single family dwelling.  Proposed addition having less than required front yard setback, and less than required front/corner side yard setback.  Subject property being an existing undersized non-conforming lot.  Assessor’s Plat 334, Lot 211, zoned Residential A-40.

Petition #10720---Ward 5---113 Van Zandt Avenue

The petition of Off Course Properties, LLC, 36 Timber Trail, Coventry, RI, requests a dimensional variance to construct a new single family dwelling.  Subject property having less than required lot area, frontage and lot width.  Assessor’s Plat 355, Lot 410, zoned Residential A-7. 

Petition #10721 ---Ward 3---221 Jefferson Blvd.

The petition of AA Thrifty Sign & Awning & George Daubmann, 221 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick, RI, requests a use variance to remove the existing free-standing sign and install a new free-standing LED Electronic Message Board Sign, 161 sq. ft. (80.5’ each side). 

Proposed sign being prohibited from the Zoning Ordinance.  Also seeking a dimensional variance for having a sign larger than allowed.  Assessor’s Plat 282, Lot 68, zoned General Industrial (GI).

Petition #10722---Ward 3---1280 Jefferson Blvd.

The petition of True Storage, c/o Bussiere & Bussiere, P.A., Attn: Emile R. Bussiere, Jr., Esq., 15 North St., Manchester, NH, and Twelve Hundred Eighty Jefferson RI, LLC, 1280 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick, RI, requests a special use permit to utilize the commercial structure as a climate-controlled self-storage facility.  Seeking a dimensional variance for having le3ss than required parking, less than required setbacks of parking spaces, and having less than required landscaped buffer.  Assessor’s Plat  268, Lots 327, 359 & 360, zoned Light Industrial (LI).

V. ADJOURNMENT –

BY ORDER OF THE ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW, WARWICK, RHODE ISLAND

Everett O’Donnell, Vice-Chairman

APPEAL

PURSUANT TO EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 20-25, AS AMENDED AND EXECUTED BY GOVERNOR GINA RAIMONDO OF THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND.  THIS MEETING WILL BE TELECONFERENCED VIA ZOOM AND VIA TELEPHONE.  SEE ZOOM INSTRUCTIONS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AGENDA.

Date:  Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Time:   immediately following 6:00 p.m. regular meeting

Location: Via Zoom - https://zoom.us/j/95733707941 or Via Phone    (Toll Free) 1-833-548-0282 or (Toll Free)  1-877-853-5247 or (Toll Free) 1-888-788-0099 or (Toll Free) 1-833-548-0276    Webinar ID:  95733707941

  1. CALL TO ORDER – ROLL CALL
  2. APPEAL -PUBLIC HEARING - Discussion and/or action and/or vote regarding the following appeal.

Appeal #10723---Ward 4---86 Grassmere Street

Kelley McClafferty, 86 Grassmere St., Warwick, RI, requests an appeal to a zoning violation for raising of livestock (Pig).  Assessor’s Plat 318, Lot 210,  zoned Residential A-7.

V. ADJOURNMENT –

BY ORDER OF THE ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW, WARWICK, RHODE ISLAND

Everett O’Donnell, Vice-Chairman

ZOOM INSTRUCTIONS

A. MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC:

The public can join this Zoom meeting electronically by computer, Smartphone or tab-let using the instructions below.  If you do not have a Smartphone or other electronic device capable of joining the Zoom meeting room, you may also join by telephone only.

Accessing the Zoning Board meeting via computer, tablet or Smartphone:

  • Click on this link to join the meeting: https://zoom.us/j/95733707941
  • When prompted, you will be asked to join via computer audio, or telephone. Use of computer audio is recommended, however you can also use your      telephone for audio.
  • When you enter the meeting room, your phone will be muted.
  • You will be able to see Board Members, and listen to discussion in the Zoom Meeting.
  • If you would like to speak during the meeting, use the “raise your hand” feature of the Zoom platform to inform the host. Speakers will be recognized Individually by the host.  Once recognized, you can share your comments via audio.

Accessing the Zoning meeting by telephone only:

  • If you do not have access to a device capable of accessing the internet-based Zoom meeting, you may use your telephone to join the meeting.
  • Dial this phone number to join the meeting: (Toll Free) 1-833-548-0282 or (Toll Free) 1-877-853-5247 or (Toll Free) 1-888-788-0099 or (Toll Free) 1-833-548-0276  
  • If prompted to enter a Webinar ID, use your phone to dial the following ID: 957 3370 7941
  • When you join the meeting, your phone will be muted.
  • If you would like to speak regarding an application, dial *9 to “raise your hand” and inform the host. You will be recognized to speak.  Once recognized to speak you dial *6 to mute or unmute your telephone.

All petitions are available to review, prior to the meeting.  Please contact Amy in the

Zoning Department during regular business hours by calling 401-921-9534 or emailing

amy.e.cota@warwickri.com to set up an appointment or to have the plans emailed.

*Please be advised that the Zoning Board of Review has adopted Rules and Regulations governing the application process, submission of material, conduct of the public hearing on the application and responsibilities of an action to appeal a decision.  These Rules and regulations are posted on the City’s web site and are available for review in the Board’s office during regular hours.  All applicants and objectors are obliged to review these Rules and shall be held responsible for compliance therewith.  If there are any questions on the above petitions, please contact the Zoning Office at 401-921-9534 or by email amy.e.cota@warwickri.com

All inquiries must be made 24 hours in advance of said hearing. Facilities are accessible for people with disabilities.  If you are in need of interpreter services for the hearing impaired, please contact the Human Services Department at 739-9150.

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