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The Metropolitan Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA)—made up of seven members appointed by the mayor and confirmed by Metro Councilhear and determine requests for special exceptions to the zoning code. If a property owner's plans do not comply with Metro ordinances, the owner must have their request heard by the board.

Whether it be challenging short-term rental permits or requesting exemption from sidewalk requirements, click through the map or read below to see the outcome of area zoning appeals during the past couple months.

Sidewalks

1. The owner of property at 1808 A Warfield Drive requested a variance from sidewalk requirements to build a single family house without sidewalks.

Verdict: The board denied the request.
 
2. The owner of property at 3706 Estes Road requested an exemption from sidewalk requirements to construct a single family residence.

Verdict: The board granted the request that the appellant must pay into the sidewalk fund.
 

Short-term rental properties

1. The owner of property located at 1927 A Castleman Drive challenged the zoning administrator's denial of a short-term rental permit. According to case information, the applicant operated prior to obtaining the legally required permit.

Verdict: The board upheld its denial.
 
2. The owner of property located at 111 Colony Court challenged the zoning administrator's denial of a short-term rental permit. According to case information, the applicant operated prior to obtaining the legally required permit.

Verdict: The board upheld its denial.
 
3. The owner of property located at 3900 Abbott Martin Road challenged the zoning administrator's denial of a short-term rental permit. Applicant operated prior to obtaining the legally required permit.

Verdict: The request remains active.
 

Other

1. The owner of property located at 1601 Shackleford Road is requesting to add an addition that would change setback from 10 feet to 0 feet off of Belmont Boulevard.

Verdict: The request will be heard at the July 19 board meeting.
 
2. The owner of property located at 633 Cherry Glen Circle requested to replace existing porch with cantilevered bay window.

Verdict: The board granted the request.
 
You can follow along with appeals to be heard by the Board of Zoning Appeals with this interactive map. The map allows you to find general information and hearing results by council district and meeting dates.
 
Additionally, if you plan to submit a request to the board, you can find an appeal checklist and filing deadlines here.

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