A developer is currently before the ZBA requesting a varianace for lot coverage. Maximum coverage is 70%. Developer is proposing 85%. Existing has ~92% (combined for 3 lots).
The developer has received a lot of feedback that the proposed 85% will not be approved. The developer is now suggesting using pervious concrete on a portion of the lot to help with stormwater management.
The developer is now proposing (requesting?) a 30 - 50% credit towards the lot coverage ratio due to the proposed pervious concrete.
The city has limited experience with the application of pervious concrete. We've been doing research into it and recognize that there are some issues with its application in the Northeast.
Our code defines lot coverage as any paved surface. There is no mention of pervious v. impervious and credits for pervious.
Thoughts on how to coach the ZBA to respond to his proposed credit?