By Ashley Rader
An Elizabethton homeowner was granted his new storage building after the Elizabethton Board of Zoning Appeals completed an administrative review on his request.
Julius Taylor, 1005 Jordan Road, had requested a permit to install a new 10×14-foot storage building in the yard beside his home. However, after city officials visited the home there was a question of whether the site Taylor wanted to put the building was in his front yard or a side yard. If the area in question should be deemed his front yard, then the new building will not be allowed.
Taylor explained that when his house was constructed in the 1950s it fronted on Fuller Avenue, which is now closed. After Fuller Avenue was closed, he was given a new address of Jordan Road, which is located at the rear and side of his property. He said that even though Fuller Road no longer existed that portion of his property remained his front yard since that was how his home was constructed. The address change brought about the confusion over which portion of his property was actually the front yard.