Fudging the Numbers?

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While it’s true the plans for this new home were approved without a variance, this advertisement touts the fact the house is more than 120 square feet larger than current zoning allows — enough for an extra bedroom. ¬†How will this affect the city? Nobody really knows. More research is required to better understand how building bigger houses and adding more bedrooms on lots like this may affect resident turnover, RCSD enrollment, and school taxes.

 

(source: Trulia.com; ecode360.com)

Recent advertisements promoting major residential expansion in Rye:

"Ask your Realtor... how large a house you can build on your land."

"Ranch to Colonial in 1 Month"

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