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- Roll Call
- Approval of Minutes- January 27, 2022 Meeting
- Special Exception Application No. 926; Resolution No. 22-04-BOA, 1025 Washington Boulevard, filed by Next Line Permits, seeking approval to construct an external ATM at the existing Capital One Bank
- Public Hearing on Application
- Final Action
THREE HUNDRED SIXTY SEVENTH MEETING
CITY OF LAUREL BOARD OF APPEALS
THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2022 – REGULAR
***This meeting was conducted through Zoom Virtual Platform ***
Convened: 6:00 P.M.
Board Members Present (During Roll):
Robert Love, Director, ECD
Brooke Quillen, Secretary to Board of Appeals, ECD
Darnell Butler, Production Assistant, Communications
Citizens Present: Approximately: Approximately one (1)
The minutes of the January 27, 2022 meeting were approved as written on motion by Mrs. Collins and seconded by Mr. Whitely, carried on a roll call vote of all other members present with Mrs. Snyder abstaining.
Next, the Board heard the request for Special Exception Application No. 926 and Resolution No. 22-04-BOA, 1025 Washington Boulevard Laurel, Maryland 20707, filed by Next Line Permits, 6502 Carriage Drive Alexandria, Virginia 22310. Mr. Love completed the reading of the record for the administrative approval process and presented the technical staff report dated April 25, 2022. The applicant is seeking special exception approval to replace an existing window on the first floor of the bank, with an exterior ATM. The window that will be replaced is in the rear of the property. The project consists of renovating an existing office space, within the bank and converting it into an “ATM room” which will house the ATM unit that customers will walk up to and access from the outside. Furthermore, the applicant is proposing to alter the existing sidewalk to allow for proper access to the proposed exterior ATM. ADA accessible concrete will be used in replacement of the existing asphalt in between existing handicap parking spaces.
Vice Chairwoman Leszcz opened the public hearing at 6:06 p.m.
There was a short discussion among the Board members and the applicant regarding the original building plans and why this was not included. It was noted that the current ATM is inside a vestibule. more than likely due to security measures and to enhance convenience. Additionally, there was a different mindset when the original building was constructed.
Vice Chairwoman Leszcz closed the public hearing at 6:07 p.m.
On motion by Mrs. Collins seconded by Mr. Whitley and carried on a unanimous vote by all members present, Special Exception Application No. 926 and Resolution No. 22-04-BOA were approved as presented in the Technical Staff Report.
Adjournment: 6:08 P.M.
APPROVED: Brooke Quillen DATE: 6/30/2022