Board or Committee Meeting
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm




THURSDAY– MAY 28, 2020- 6:00 P.M.



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  1. Roll Call


  1. Approval of Minutes- April 23, 2020 Meeting


  1. Variance Application No.  900; Resolution No. 20-04-BOA- 15409 Laurelton Drive, filed by Transforming Architecture, seeking approval to reduce the side yard setback at the property from eight (8) feet as stated in the City’s Unified Land Division Code, to seven (7) feet at the property located at 15409 Laurelton Drive.


  • Public Hearing on Application
  • Final Action


  1. Adjourn

                                 City of Laurel- 358th Board of Appeals Hearing

Thu, May 28, 2020 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)

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Convened:  6:00 P.M.


Board Members Present (During Roll):    


Brian Lee, Vice-Chair acting Chairman

Marlene Collins

Mary-Eileen Leszcz

Dennis Whitley, III, Esquire

Martin Mitchell, Alternate


Staff Present:


Christian L. Pulley, Economic & Community Development, Director

Joshua Mitchum, Planner II

Brooke Quillen, Secretary


Citizens Present: Approximately: Approximately 0


The minutes of the April 23, 2020 meeting were approved as written on motion by Mr. Whitley and seconded by Mrs. Leszcz carried on a roll call vote of all other members present.


Next, the Board heard the request for Variance Application No. 900 and Resolution No. 20-04-BOA, 15409 Laurelton Drive Laurel, Maryland 20707, filed by Transforming Architecture, LLC 7612 Browns Bridge Road Highland, MD 20777. Ms. Pulley completed the reading of the record for the administrative approval process and presented the technical staff report dated March 24, 2020, stating the applicant is seeking Variance approval to reduce the left side yard setback of the property from eight (8) feet, as stated in the City’s Unified Land Development (ULDC), to seven (7) feet. The subject property was built in 1962 and has lot area of 10,141 square feet and an above-grade living area of approximately 1,901 square feet.


It was announced by staff that the applicant and/or owner was not on the call, however, they were invited to join the virtual meeting.


Chairman Lee opened the public hearing at 6:05 p.m.


There was nobody signed up to speak.


Chairman Lee closed the public hearing at 6:06 p.m.


There was discussion amoung the Board and staff regarding any feedback from neighbors since the proposed project is close to their property line. With an ad being ran in the Prince George’s County paper, public hearing notices prjected on the property and contigiuos letters sent out weeks in advance, there were no responses with objection or concern.


On motion by Mrs. Collins seconded by Mrs. Leszcz, and carried on a unanimous vote by all members present, Variance Application No. 900 and Resolution No. 20-04-BOA were approved as presented in the Technical Staff Report.


Adjournment:   6:10 P.M.



APPROVED: LBQ                                                              DATE: 10/29/2020

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