Supporting documentation shows where other homes were granted variances to allow building within 19 feet of the shoreline along Santa Rosa Sound. Santa Rosa County photo.
Henry Clevenger of Alpharetta, Georgia is asking Santa Rosa County for variance to allow him to reduce shoreline setback along Santa Rosa Sound from 50 feet down to 19 feet. The matter will be discussed during the April 13 zoning board meeting.
An application submitted to the county show Clevenger owns a 0.16-acre vacant residential parcel on Grand Navarre Boulevard. He’s seeking to decrease the rear set back from the mean high water line.
Per the application, “Neighbors got together and decided to make all rear setbacks the same to allow all owners to have the same view.”
The application goes on to state that not granting the variance will cause an unnecessary hardship because the “new owners not allowed to extend far out as neighbors will have less view and thus will affect property values.”
Other matters on the April 13 agenda include:
- Request by FNBT.COM Bank to change existing zoning from Highway Commercial Development to Single Family Residential for 0.84 acres located in the 9200 block of Navarre Parkway;
- Request by SouthTrust Contracting Group to change existing zoning to a Borrow Pit and Construction and Demolition Debris Facility at 5000 Block of Sterling Way in Pace;
- Request by Mary King & Sheryl King for a special exception to allow a family cemetery in a Rural Residential Agriculture Zoning District located at 8856 Hwy. 87 N in Milton;
- Request by Desaray Coplin for a special exception to divide a parce which would not possess the required road frontage in a Mixed Residential Subdivision Zoning Districkt located at 8927 Sunset Drive in Navarre;
- Request by Miranda Suyapa & Hernandez Anival to increase the allowable square footage of an accessory structure from 1,084 to 1,200 feet within a Mixed Residential Subdivision Zoning District located at 2484 Avenida De Sol in Navarre;
- Request by B.G. and Mabel S. Cooke to allow Multi Family Dwelling Structures, within a Highway Commercial Development Zoning District located at 4664 Chumuckla Hwy. in Pace;
- Request by Thomas Provencher, Fringe Salon to allow restricted sales and services, specifically a hair salon, within a Rural Residential Agriculture Zoning District located at 4637 Chumuckla Hwy. in Pace;
- Request by Stanley & Debbie Simmons to change existing zoning from Neighborhood Commercial to Single Family Residential for 0.77 acres located at 7580 Jewel Road in Navarre;
- Request by Vacay Village of Pensacola, Judy Brown to change existing zoning from Rural Residential Agriculture to Active Park (Conservation/Recreation) for 11.91 acres located at 5000 Guersey Road in Pace;
- Request by B&J Builders to change existing zoning from Single Family Residential to Highway Commercial District for 2.80 acres located in the 6200 block of Stewart Street in Milton.
The zoning board is an advisory committee, and the meeting will take place, starting at 6 p.m., at the County Administrative Complex, located at 6495 Caroline Street in Milton.
Final decisions about variance requests are made by Santa Rosa County Commissioners during that board’s monthly rezoning meetings.