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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 4:51 pm

Appeals board allows storage, but not at desired site

Rosa Salter Rodriguez | The Journal Gazette

Some Springfield Township neighbors achieved a compromise victory today when the Allen County Board of Zoning Appeals allowed the operator of a home-based concrete business to store materials and vehicles at his residence.

But the board also banned storage at the desired site, which neighbors complained was closer to their homes than his own.

The ruling came after testimony on an application for a special use as a home workshop for an L-shaped property owned by Amos and RoseAnna Lengacher. The property has frontage on both Spencerville and Springfield Center roads.

The concrete business had been storing work trucks and trailers as well as allowing workers to park along the property line next to an entrance from Spencerville Road before being driven to jobs.

However, neighbors said the location was noisy and an eyesore.

According to Department of Planning staff members, Amos Lengacher's activities have been the subject of various complaints from neighbors for several years.

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