Huntingtowne Farms vs. Christopher Jarrett [Case No. 11-015]
Application has been made by Christopher Jarrett for property located at 2615 Huntingtowne Farms Lane, Tax Parcel Number 173-191-12, appealing the Zoning Administrator's interpretation of the definition of a large commercial vehicle and how it is measured. Code Section 2.201 defines a large commercial vehicle as any vehicle designed or used for business purposes that has a gross vehicle weight rating of 13,000 pounds or more. Large vehicles also include commercial vehicles with a GVWR of less than 13,000 pounds if the height of the vehicle exceeds 9.5 feet (including any installed accessories such as ladder racks, cranes, compressors, hose reels, welders, etc.), or the length of the cargo area/work platform exceeds 14 feet (not to include step bumpers less than 18 inches in length). Code Section 12.218(1)(c) states that large commercial vehicles are prohibited from parking in all residential districts, except as permitted in Section 12.218(4). It is the opinion of the residents who sign this petition that allowing commercial vehicles as described in case no. 11-015 in the neighborhood threatens property values and detracts from the overall beauty of the Huntingtowne Farms Neighborhood. By signing this petition, we disagree with Mr. Jarrett's appeal and would like the Zoning Board to uphold their position banning large commercial vehicles in residential neighborhoods and to deny his appeal in its entirety.