A proposed expansion of Goshen RV Supercenter RV in Goshen, Ind. received approval Tuesday during a meeting of the Goshen Board of Zoning Appeals, the Goshen News reports.
The approved request, presented by Dzung Nguyen and Jones Petrie Rafinski, involved a desire by Nguyen to expand his existing RV sales and display business, Goshen RV Supercenter, located at 3208 Elkhart Road, Goshen. The property sits just northeast and adjacent to the Growing Kids Learning Center, 3212 Elkhart Road, and southeast and adjacent to Goshen Motors Buick GMC, 3220 Elkhart Road, which Nguyen also owns.
Nguyen in August 2014 received a developmental variance from the BZA allowing him to operate an outside RV sales and display center at the site for a period of three years without a permanent building, which is required by the city for such operations.
The approval was granted with the stipulation that Nguyen conduct all sales and business activity related to the RV operation within the nearby Goshen Motors building, and that he construct a permanent building on the site by the end of that three year period. An additional developmental variance was also granted allowing 15 parking spaces on the site where 23 spaces are required.
During Tuesday’s meeting, Nguyen went back before the BZA seeking developmental variances to amend the commitments approved by the board in 2014 in order to allow him to permanently operate Goshen RV Supercenter without a primary building.
Additional variances were also sought to allow the business to operate in the front yard setback along Elkhart Road, which would allow the RVs to be displayed closer to the roadway; to allow the business to operate with fewer than required parking spaces; and to allow recreational vehicles to be parked and/or stored on an unimproved grassy surface.
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