The Massolo Drive property has a total area of 6,926 SF. The easement on the site is 1,950 SF. This constitutes 28 % of the subject property. This is a unique condition and is not duplicated in the adjoining properties. The adjoining properties are larger parcels and would not be affected as significantly by an easement of similar size.
To repeat a point made in Item 1, this is a unique condition and is not duplicated in the adjoining properties. As such, this is not inconsistent with limitations on the other properties in the vicinity.
The easement in question, on the subject property, serves as vehicular access to an adjoining property as well as vehicular access for the subject property. If the easement did not exist, the purpose served by the the area of the easement would be unchanged. If the easement did not exist, the plan would remain the same, but zoning would, without issue, allow the density being requested in the Variance.
This request is in keeping with the intent of the zoning ordinance. Restrictions which preclude Easement Area from being included in Site and Building Area calculations were not intended to be an impediment in the unique case of the subject property.
Scott Callaway, BFHL Architects 01-03-08