Zoning Board of Appeals Hearing – 7 Thornhedge Road – February 18, 2021 at 7:00 pm



PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that should the Executive Order suspending New York Open Meetings Law not be extended past January 29, 2021, the Village of Bellport Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 7 pm in the Bellport Community Center, 4 Bell Street, Bellport, NY to consider the following application. If the suspension of the New York State Open Meetings Law is extended past the above referenced date, the meeting will be streamed live over the internet and interested parties can find the link at www.bellportvillageny.gov.

Lenor Properties LLC, 7 Thornhedge Road, Bellport, NY is seeking the following variances to renovate an existing pool house; add 85 square feet to an existing garage; construct a pergola; demolish an existing pool and construct a new pool, all of which are located in the front yard of an existing dwelling:

Sec. 21-86. – Nonconforming buildings and structures; nonconforming uses.

(c) A legally existing nonconforming building or structure shall not be enlarged, expanded or altered except as follows:

(1) The use of the building or structure is permitted and conforms with the requirements of this chapter, and

(2) The proposed enlargement, expansion or alteration of the building or structure conforms with all area requirements of this chapter, excepting minimum lot area and street frontage requirements. In no event shall the degree of nonconformity be increased.

Sec. 21-240. – Area requirements.

In addition to any other requirements set forth in this chapter, the area restrictions applicable to any property located in the Residence “AA” District shall be the same as those set forth in article IV, division 2 of this chapter—Residence A District, except that no building shall be constructed, erected or altered in the Residence AA District unless said lot shall have an area of at least eighty thousand (80,000) square feet and have at least two hundred (200) feet of frontage along a street.

Sec. 21-225. – Building area.

(a)  Main building and accessory buildings: In the Residence A District the maximum total building area for the main building and all accessory buildings shall not exceed fifteen (15) percent of the total lot area.

(b)  Accessory structures: In the Residence A District the total maximum area for occupancy of accessory structures shall not exceed twenty-five (25) percent of the total rear yard area. If an accessory structure is located in the front and/or side yards then it must be included with and conform to the total lot area coverage set forth in subsection (a).

Proposed: Building area of 17.7% (16.9% existing)

Sec. 21-226. – Accessory buildings and structures.

(a)   In the Residence A District all accessory building shall be located in the rear yard of a lot. No accessory building shall exceed fifteen (15) feet in height and must be set back at least fifteen (15) feet from any property line. On corner lots or through lots the accessory building must be set back at least fifty (50) feet from the lot line abutting a street.

(b)   In the Residence A District, unless addressed specifically elsewhere in this chapter, all structures and accessory structures must be located in the rear yard of a lot and be setback at least fifteen (15) feet from all property lines. No structure and/or accessory structure shall exceed fifteen (15) feet in height.

Proposed: Renovation of existing 156 square foot pool house and addition of outdoor shower located in the front yard and 10.29 feet from the north side yard property line.  Construct a 144 square foot pergola in the front yard. Add 86 square feet to and renovate existing 695 square foot garage located in the front yard.

Sec. 21-417. – Restrictions.

(4) An accessory building shall not have a kitchen, and/or contain facilities for cooking, and/or have bathroom facilities, and/or be used for sleeping and/or income producing purposes.

Proposed:  Outdoor shower attached to existing pool house.

Sec. 21-501. – Location.

  1. a) Lot location:All pools shall be located in the rear yard of interior lots or the designated rear yard of corner lots.

Proposed: Construct new pool in the front yard.

The property is located in the “AA” Residence District. All persons with an interest may attend and will be heard.  The Community Center is handicapped accessible. The Suffolk County Tax Map number is 0202-14-3-4.


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