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BOA to discuss screen at Stuff Recycling site

Stuff Recycling is asking for a variance to allow it to build fences or screens up to 30 feet tall around its property.

Winchester Planning Director Rob Jeffries said the matter is on the agenda for a meeting of the Board of Zoning Adjustments at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Jeffries said the business, located on Lexington Road, is seeking the variance to comply with state laws requiring recycling businesses to be screened from view for 1,000 feet in all directions.

The property is zoned B-4, which limits fencing or screens to six feet tall on the front of the property and eight feet tall on the other sides.

Jeffries said Stuff’s plan calls for a screen 30 feet tall on the northwest side and 20 feet tall at the gate. The business also asked to add three feet to the existing fencing on the other sides of the property.

The state, he said, does not require the screening to be a certain height.

The business has been the subject of much discussion in the last two years since a fire started at the business in June 2018 and burned for three days, including pending civil lawsuits in Clark Circuit Court.

The meeting will be at the Clark County Extension Office, 1400 Fortune Drive. It is open to the public.

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