Notable Win: Use Variance Approved for In-Law Suite in Unfinished Basement

On July 20, 2022, Alan P. Fox, Esq. obtained approval from the Eastampton Land Use Planning Board for an application for a use variance, allowing for improving an unfinished basement in a detached single family home to construct a “mother in-law suite.” The space will include a new bedroom, walk-in closet, bathroom, living room, kitchen, washer/dryer closet, foyer and separate exterior door for easy access to rear yard. The zoning officer previously denied a request for a zoning permit and building permit because of the fear the proposed improvements could result in converting the home into a 2 family-dwelling.