Patterson Town Hall
1142 Route 311
Patterson, NY 12563
Office Hours: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Summer Hours: July - August 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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|Meeting Schedule is subject to change by the Zoning Board of Appeals|
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN BY THE TOWN OF PATTERSON ZONING BOARD OF
APPEALS of a public hearing to be held on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. at the
Patterson Town Hall, 1142 Route 311, Patterson, Putnam County, New York to consider the
1. Richard Gill (Sacred Heart Church): Case #22-22 –Special Use Permit & Area
Variances (Held over since December 21, 2022): Applicant is requesting to obtain a
special use permit and 3 area variances pursuant to §154-97 of the Patterson Town Code:
Nursery schools and day-care centers (Special Permits for Residence Districts) to operate
a Summer Camp on the premises of the Sacred Heart Church property.
• Patterson Town Code §154-97A(1) states that any building must be located
at least 100 feet from any property line. The existing church is 68 feet from
the property line; variance requested is 32 feet.
• Patterson Town Code §154-97A(3) states that the size of buildings in
aggregate shall not exceed 5,000 square feet of lot area. The applicant has
indicated that the 3,592 square foot Church and the 10,320 square foot
Parish Center building will be used for the camp. This equates to an
aggregate of 13,912 square feet; variance requested is for 8,912 square
• Patterson Town Code §154-97A(4) states that the play space shall be
located in rear yards but no nearer than 100 feet to any lot line and no nearer
than 100 feet to any adjacent residential structure; the outdoor play area
shall be suitably fenced or planted and screened to protect the school
children and to avoid any nuisance to adjoining properties. The applicant
has indicated they will utilize the existing basketball court and lawn for
outdoor play. The existing basketball court exists 32 feet from the existing
property line; variance requested is 68 feet.
This property is located at 414 Haviland Drive. Tax Map # 25.-1-6 (R-4 Zoning District)
2. John Grogan: Case #01-23 – Special Use Permit – Accessory Apartment and Area
Variance: Applicant is requesting to obtain a special use permit with one area variance
pursuant to §154-105 of the Patterson Town Code: Accessory Apartments, in order to
legalize an accessory apartment in an existing single-family dwelling. Town Code §154-
105A(3) limits the floor area of accessory apartments to between 400 and 600 sq. ft. The
existing apartment is approximately 953 sq. ft. in size; variance requested is for 353 sq.
ft. of floor area over the 600 sq. ft. permitted square footage, for a Special Use Permit
for an Accessory Apartment. This property is located at 614 North Birch Hill Road. Tax
Map #5.-1-40 (R-4 Zoning District).
3. Carl and Melissa Fransen: Case #02-23– Area Variance – Permits for Buildings Not
on Improved Mapped Streets: Applicant is requesting an area variance pursuant to
Section 280-A of the New York Town Law to construct a new four-bedroom, single-family
dwelling on an existing vacant lot. Section 280-A of New York Town Law states that no
permit for the erection of any building shall be issued unless access to the lot is off of an
improved state, county, or town highway. Applicant is proposing accessing the property
via easement across an existing private driveway; variance requested is to allow access
to the property via this easement, rather than off a state, county, or town highway.
The property is located at 31 Boulder Brook Lane. Tax Map #13.-1-13 (R-4 Zoning
By Order of the ZBA
Lars Olenius, Chairman