The Sunnyside Board of Adjustment last night gave its approval to a conditional use permit request from John Dalrymple.
Dalrymple sought the conditional use permit to rebuild a four-plex housing unit he has at 504 East Harrison Ave.
Dalrymple was forced to seek a conditional use permit after the housing unit sustained at least 75 percent damage from a fire earlier this year.
Sunnyside City Planner Jamey Ayling explained to board members during the special meeting that Dalrymple's property is located in a B-3 zone, which is the designation for the city's retail core. Ayling said that a four-plex housing unit is not conducive with the zoning for the area.
But Ayling suggested the board of adjustment grant Dalrymple the conditional use permit. Ayling said a parking issue he had with the proposal had been resolved and Dalrymple is not planning any major changes to the structure. Ayling said that there will be no adverse impact to the area by granting Dalrymple the conditional use permit.
"Nothing is going to get bigger," Dalrymple told board members in regards to improvements he will be making to the home.
Dalrymple said there will be changes to the pitch of the roof. The inside of the structure will be built to the latest codes. Dalrymple also pointed out to board members that most of the property in the area of his housing unit is residential.
"I don't see a problem with it," said board member Torchey Cohu.
The board ended up unanimously approving Dalrymple's request with some basic conditions, including having the site plan approved prior to the commencement of construction and the building of curb, sidewalk and gutter on the property. Dalrymple also has to comply with all R-3 zoning requirements, including building setbacks, off-street parking, building height, permitted uses and other building code requirements.