Overhill Road is a single family home located in Glen Burnie, Maryland. The project is part of an old subdivision from the early 1900’s, then later in the 70’s state highway administration also took part of the lots for state right of way, leaving this lot is situated on 0.09 acres of land. The remaining lot was only 37’ in width and a corner lot to make matters worse. The site could only support a 10’ wide home which is not a feasible home for this area; therefore DFI prepared and processed a variance to set backs to allow a 20’ wide home to be constructed. All documents and testimony for the hearing were provided by DFI. The variance was granted, and permits were secured to build a 20’ wide home on this small corner lot. Stormwater management for the site was designed utilizing the environmental site design criteria based upon the new state and county stormwater management criteria. Stormwater management was addressed by utilizing the nonstructural credits to the maximum extent and by a Landscape infiltration device. Variances are not always easy but with DFI’s experienced staff our clients will be well informed as to what to expect and we will use our “out of the box” thinking to make the best of every lot no matter how large or how small.
Administrative Hearings – Variances, Special Exceptions & Rezonings
DFI is experienced with preparing and processing various administrative site plans and applications for the purpose of securing approvals for deviations to code requirements or changes to zoning classifications. DFI has prepared, processed and presented to the administrative hearing officer many variance cases for single family developments requiring relief from the County Code as it relates to setbacks, slopes, buffers, etc. DFI has also prepared plans and provided expert testimony in special exception and rezoning hearings, as well as high profile variance cases. Many of DFI's planning and engineering staff have been qualified as an experts within various jurisdictions for providing testimony in the field of site development.