The Zoning Board of Adjustment voted 4-1 this evening to deny a hearing to Paul Zimmerman and his associates. Last month the ZBA voted to deny Zimmerman a special exception to the medium-density residential zoning so that he could build a self-storage unit on Middle Road (Route 109A) next to the fire station. The board found last month a self-storage facility would alter the essential rural character of the neighborhood irreparably.
Zimmerman could have appealed the decision, but instead submitted a new application for a special exception. However, the ZBA determined in tonight’s meeting that, based on the New Hampshire Supreme Court’s decision in Fisher v. Dover, 120 N.H. 187 (1980), the new application was not “materially different in nature and degree” from the first application.