Trucking business asks for zoning variance

2013-02-07T00:00:00Z Trucking business asks for zoning varianceBy Piper Haugan of The Montana Standard Montana Standard
February 07, 2013 12:00 am  • 

A Butte man looking to begin a trucking business out of his home near the interstate by Maud S Canyon is requesting a use variance from the zoning board.

Owner William Brandon of Helena and agent Andrew Dale of Butte applied for a use variance that would allow three semi tractors and five trailers in a suburban residential zone, specifically at the property at 5100 Saddle Rock Rd.

A staff report by the planning department states that the area in which the property is located was designated to be commercial in the growth policy in 1995. However, the actual zoning is suburban residential.

The report also states the potential location for the tractors is about 680 feet from the closest residence to the northeast, 830 feet from the closest residence to the north and about 1,150 feet from the closest southern residence, so diesel exhaust will not likely be a problem. The report acknowledged that the neighbors may hear the noise, but the windows will be closed in the coldest months, when the trucks make the most noise.

Staff recommends approval of the application as long as adequate screening is provided so neighbors don’t see the trucks and trailers. The agent must also improve the driveway by May 1, 2013.

The zoning board will also consider three other use variance applications at the meeting: one to locate 15 long-term storage spaces for recreational vehicles in a residential zone at 2941 Silver Bow Drive; one to install a 26-foot-tall sign at 1500 Harrison Avenue, and one to locate two four-plexes in a residential zone at 2715 Argyle St.

The zoning board meets on Thursday at 5 p.m. in the council chambers of the Courthouse.

— Reporter Piper Haugan: 496-5572, piper.haugan@mtstandard.com or Twitter.com/Piper_Haugan

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