Location: 3666 Old Yorktown Road
Contact: Carmella Pervizi
Description: This is an application for variances to allow a farm use on a parcel of land that is less than the required 5 acres. This is also an application to allow a farm stand on this property in a section that is zoned C-2. Farm uses are only permitted in R1 zoning Districts. This parcel has 2.44 acres in an R1-20 zoning district and 2.2 acres in a C-2 zoning District.
Planning Board, 6-13-2016
(The site is located at the northern end of Route 132 that was previously home to geese.) The applicant wants permission to operate a farm and construct a farm stand. The issue is complicated by the fact that the property straddles two zones: residential (R1-20 and commercial (C-2) and the farm and farm stand provisions in the zoning code relate only to residential districts.
While generally in favor of the farm stand concept, which would be located on Route 132, as an improvement to the area, the board said it needed more information about the intended uses, and exactly where they would located on the site before reviewing the application in greater detail. To date they had only seen a sketch.