Variance Granted by Zoning Board for Used Car Showroom

A pair of local entrepreneurs will be allowed to sell motor vehicles out of their showroom on Tinkham Avenue after a vote by the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA).
Phil Littore and Larry Ouellette, owners of White Knuckle Enterprises LLC, appeared before the board Sept. 19 to request a variance to Article VI, Section 165-42.A and 165-42.C of the zoning ordinance. The parcel is owned by Kachanian Realty Trust and is Parcel ID 35015-011 and is zoned Industrial IV. The property is at 8 Tinkham Ave. White Knuckle Enterprises occupies 10,000 square feet.

Littore read off the conditions for a variance and how he and his partner think their request fit them. The variance would not be contrary to the public interest, he said, because the use is consistent with other current uses in the district. The project will meet state and local building codes.
“The area is Industrial IV and the property is surrounded on all sides by commercial and industrial uses,” he said.
Littore said “substantial justice” would be done because the proposed use is allowed in the adjacent General Commercial district. The value of the property and surrounding properties would not diminish, he said, because the usage is consistent with surrounding businesses.
The business currently provides preventive maintenance and general sales of customized ATVs (all-terrain vehicles), motorcycles and snowmobiles, Littore said. They also service FedEx trucks.