Most people don’t know, but we had applied for a 20% setback reduction so that we could build further away from the root system of the silver maple tree. Last night Hannah and I went to the ZBA hearing for the setback reduction and we are very happy to announce that it was approved. This means we can build an additional 5′ feet closer to the roads and 2′ closer to the side lots.
This is a good omen for your new home – a tree with strong roots! I like the symbolism a whole lot!
Congratulations! Does that mean that you can have the balcony off the bedroom?
The balcony was going to piggy back on the first floor porch, but now that the porch has moved to the northern half of the west wall there isn’t a place for the balcony to go.