Now expected to appear on the March 19 agenda of Bloomington’s board of zoning appeals (BZA) meeting is an objection to the city’s decision last fall to impose an $83,500 fine on the owners of a West 7th Street house.
The owners demolished the house without a required certificate of zoning compliance (CZC).
The house had previously been reviewed by the city’s historic preservation commission for historic designation.
The BZA hearing was originally set for last November, but it has been put off a couple of times due to scheduling conflicts.
In the last week of February, a related lawsuit filed by the owners against city and county officials saw a light flurry of filings in the Monroe County circuit court. The lawsuit seeks a mandate from the court ordering the city’s planning and transportation director, Terri Porter, to issue the required CZC.
The question now is whether a ruling on the court case will come before or after the BZA hearing.
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