The variance was granted tonight in a unanimous vote. Praise. The. Lord. The dude that went just before us got his granted too and then he asked a clarifying question that unraveled his whole case, causing the board to rescind the granted variance and postpone the vote. (Stupid man.) This scared me to death, but between Scott’s good looks and my charm, they listened to our case and nobody caused a problem. We hung out for 4 hours before our case was heard, but we learned a lot in the process.
This gives me some hope that the below plans will actually happen. We still have to go back to the city to have them consider our permit application with the granted variance, but hopefully this will only take a month or so.
The stuff that is grayed out or “striped,” is our current house. The top right corner is the new stuff. It is really hard to tell what we are doing with this but here is the list:
- new windows and siding;
- make our current kitchen our new dining area;
- add on a new kitchen;
- add an indoor laundry/mudroom;
- add a little storage nook off the kitchen;
- reconfigure the master bathroom;
- add a master closet;
- back yard landscaping; and
- stay married throughout the whole thing.