The Archbold Zoning Board of Appeals granted a zoning variance to Brad Rupp, Archbold, for a private storage building on East Mechanic Street.
The board took the action at a Thursday, Aug. 20, meeting.
Rupp proposes to purchase a split lot, 62.5 feet wide by 121.5 feet deep, in a restricted manufacturing zone, classified as an M-1 district.
Rupp plans to build a 2,500 square-foot pole barn, set back 30 feet from the street, with side yards 5.3 feet wide.
The project required a variance from zoning regulations because the lot is too narrow, too small, too close to the road, and the side yards are too small.
Because the building is for non-commercial, private use, a variance is required because it is considered a higher use in a lower use district.
During the meeting, the board asked about the project. Rupp said it would have two or three 14-foot doors. It will be tan and green, to blend in with commercial storage buildings to the west of the site.
The three zoning board members in attendance, Phil Grieser, Rich Winzeler, and Tim Ziegler, voted in favor of the project.
Absent were board members Tim Smith and Brad Roth.