Three New Canaan Property Owners Seeking Variances Tonight

One applicant on the northeastern side of town is seeking permission to build a 3.5-story, rather than 2.5-story dwelling.


Three New Canaan residents whose properties (see map) don’t comply with planning regulations on Monday night will seek variances to allow them to build in some way, according to an agenda published on the town’s website.

What follows is a quick list of owners, addresses, value of home and what those owners are seeking to do.

As Town Planner Steve Kleppin told New Canaan Patch via email, variances are sought when there’s an “unusual circumstance preventing as-of-right approval” which typically is a hardship unique to the parcel in question.

The Zoning Board of Appeals is scheduled hear these items at 7 p.m. in the Sturgess Room at the New Canaan Nature Center.

Name Street Address Appraised Property Value* Assessed Property Value* Variance Sought Jennifer Fames 6 Valley Lane $756,300 $529,410 3.5 story dwelling in lieu of 2.5 story dwelling Peter Stuart Milhaupt 74 Turtle Back Lane West $1,757,400 $1,230,180 allow a side yard setback of 25.5 feet for property located in the Four Acre Residence Zone **
Andrew B. III and Katherine Rittenberry 87 Lone Tree Farm Road N/A N/A allow a detached garage to be 19.4 feet in lieu of the required 35 foot setback **
* Information as per New Canaan assessor records ** As per Klepping, a "setback" is "the required distance a structure has to be from a property line."


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