BZA upholds county ruling on Heritage Apartments

Published 11:50 am Monday, October 24, 2022

Isle of Wight County’s Board of Zoning Appeals voted in August to deny a series of requests by Heritage Apartments developers Jerry and Lucy Kooiman.

The couple had written to the county in June seeking to add five parking spaces, brick pavers and to allow accessory apartments for overnight guests in the site’s clubhouse. The apartment complex is located on Sugar Hill Road near the street’s intersection with Carrollton Boulevard.

According to Community Development Director Amy Ring, Isle of Wight’s zoning ordinance allows accessory apartments only for single-family residential or commercial uses, not multifamily structures. The Kooimans had filed for an “appeal of the Zoning Administrator’s interpretation” of Section 3-3000 of Isle of Wight’s zoning ordinance, but the BZA ultimately voted to uphold Ring’s interpretation and deny all three of the couple’s requests.

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