The Clark County Board of Zoning Appeals denied a variance that would have allowed the process to continue to build a Dollar General store in Bethel Township.

The board met to consider an application for a variance on the frontage of a lot split. The minimum is 150’, but the split would have left only 135’ of frontage.

Ryan Roosen, who lives next door to the proposed store, and is a professional engineer, brought up several sections of Ohio Revised Code that would prohibit the lot split.

“Any lots that are greater than 10 acres or less than 39.99 acres need to have a 350’ lot width,” said Rosen. The proposed split lot only about 285’ wide.

Roosen also mentioned the proximity of several other Dollar General stores in the area. “Bechtle Avenue is only a 5-10 minute drive,” he said. “That’s not unreasonable.”

Board member Don Wallace asked if the drainage issues raised at a previous meeting had been resolved. He was informed that they had not.

The variance application was denied unanimously.

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