The Margate Planning Board voted to approve another 3rd floor deck that’s NOT directly on the water.
A zoning change was enacted in JAN 16, 2020 that was supposed to curtail the growth of 3 story homes and non-compliant decks in Margate.
According to Margate Planning Board officials, building plans were submitted after that date change, which amended the definition of ‘half story’.
Listen to audio from recent Margate Planning Board meeting.
Margate has no problem with home building demand. New construction is booming thru-out the Downbeach area.
With so much mature development, it’s getting a bit tougher to build OUT, so why not build UP?
Owners could have built a much larger home without variances, says Atty Eric Goldstein.
Corner property. Not exactly on the bay, but just across the street on the corner of Fulton and Nassau Ave.
Property owners wanted a variance for a 3rd floor deck, says Atty Eric Goldstein.
Applicants to the City of Margate Planning Board for the development of a new flood-compliant two and a half story single family home at the above-referenced address within the S-40 zoning district. The existing site is a buildable lot of record, the dimensions of which are 60’ x 80’ for a total area of 4,800 SF.
The rendering of this new home is beautiful. Will neighbors approve?
Rich Patterson questioned Architect Terry.
Mike Richman wanted to know when the cut-off date was to enforce the new, half story / 3rd floor deck ordinance.
Margate Planning Board will leave this issue up to the discretion of Zoning Officer, Roger Mclarnon.