An application has been submitted for the property at 3018 N. River Road to eliminate the 40 foot rear yard setback and the 20 foot interior side yard setback along the west side of the property. The application is being made in conjunction with a request to rezone the property from the Commercial Business (CB) District to the Light Industrial (LI) District for the specific purpose of accommodating the expansion of the existing light industrial use. The expansion is proposed to include additions that will extend from the existing building footprint. However, because the building was constructed close to the north property line along the Union Pacific Rail Road right-of-way, it does not meet the building setbacks for the existing Commercial Business or the requested Light Industrial zoning. The building was constructed in 1965 approximately 1.5 feet from the rear property line. It was constructed prior to annexation into the Town in 1981. In order to accommodate the expansion, the applicant is requesting variances to allow encroachments of the additions into the rear and side yards. A variance to the building setback standards may be considered by the Board of Adjustment as per Section 6.3 and 7.14 of the Palisade Land Development Code. Because there is no sitting Board of Adjustment for the Town, the Board of Trustees is acting as the Board of Adjustment.
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