Zoning board to vote on yacht club settlement

SANDUSKY Part Two of approving the settlement between the city and Sandusky Yacht Club sets sail tod
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

SANDUSKY

Part Two of approving the settlement between the city and Sandusky Yacht Club sets sail today.

The Board of Zoning Appeals will vote at 4:30 p.m. at City Hall on the 125-foot height variance included in that settlement.

The club wants the variance to quickly increase its property values and eventually build condos on its property if and when the Marina District progresses.

If the zoning board doesn’t approve the variance, the yacht club can appeal the decision to Erie County Common Pleas court, according to Don Icsman, the city’s law director.

Last week, after a months-long battle, the city agreed to the settlement, which stems from a lawsuit filed by the club last year. The settlement gives the club additional water rights north of the former Surf’s Up property and said the city will lease the club a 19-by-300 foot parcel of public property on Perry Street. The property is on the western half of Perry Street, north of Water Street.

The settlement also said the city’s administration supports a 125-foot height variance, but the variance still must be approved by the zoning board.

The zoning board has rejected a similar proposal by the yacht club in the past.