Meeting: Jasper Board of Zoning Appeals

The Jasper Board of Zoning Appeals met Wednesday and:

• Denied a sign variance request from Showplace Cinemas.

• Heard Aspen Dental’s request to place three, 16-square-feet signs on its newly constructed building that is almost done at 4063 Mannheim Road. Custom Sign & Engineering’s Scott Elpers, who was representing Aspen, decided to withdraw the request after the board ultimately said that it would allow two of the signs: one on the front and one on the north side of the building. The total signage would have been 162.9 square feet, which is 42.2 square feet over what is allowed.

• Approved variances to allow Downtown Dog to have 12 parking spaces and 8-foot fencing at its new site at 2528 Cathy Lane.

• Approved a variance to allow the area at 255 and 257 Brucke Strasse to be used for correctional/jail facilities. The county’s security center and community corrections building are already located there, but the area had been approved in the past as a non-conforming use. With granting the variance, the county can purchase nearby land from SERVUS! and continue its plans for constructing a justice center in the area and expanding the security center and community corrections facility.

• Approved a variance for Clyde Harper and Cody Englert to operate a detailing business from Harper’s garage at 1740 W. First St. The duo will be allowed to work on no more than three vehicles per week and are encouraged to wash vehicles in Harper’s yard instead of in the driveway, which leads to the stormwater system.

• Approved Ruxer Ford’s variances to build a 22-foot-high accessory building on land northwest of Fourth Avenue and McKinley, and let that building be bigger than the primary building that is on the land.

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