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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

an amiable zoning decision

Ligonier residents Michael and Corinne Kenna will move forward with building their “forever home” now that the borough zoning hearing board has granted them a variance to reduce their property's side-yard setbacks.
During the board's meeting on Monday night, solicitor David DeRose explained that the required setback for a side yard in the R-2 district where the Kennas plan to build a home is 10 feet. The couple asked for a variance to reduce the side-yard setbacks on their East Church Street lot to eight feet to accommodate the size of the proposed home.
The Kennas, who have two young sons, spent several months looking for the perfect model home in which to raise their family, Corinne Kenna said. The family found exactly what they had been looking for in a model by Schumacher Homes, then realized that the structure was 2 feet too wide on each side for their lot.

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