Owner seeks exception to operate apartments

A Pasadena man is seeking permission to operate an apartment building on a lot smaller than normally allowed and without sewer service or off-street parking.


County inspectors ordered Simon Bobic of Mayford Avenue to obtain a special exception last April after they realized that the home he had converted into five apartments near Solley and Mountain roads more than two years ago violated zoning laws.

An administrative hearing officer is to hear Mr. Bobic's request for a special exception at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 21 in the Arundel Center in Annapolis.


The county Department of Planning and Code Enforcement is opposed to the special exception.

County planner Rodney Banks said the site has less than half the 20,000 square feet required, does not have sewer service and does not provide off-street parking. He also said several of the apartments are designed as efficiencies; county law requires apartments have at least two rooms in addition to the kitchen and bathroom.

The former county Department of Inspections and Permits previously issued Mr. Bobic a license to operate an apartment complex at 1 Carnene Drive on April 9, 1991; that permit expired Jan. 31, 1993.

Mr. Bobic's Carnene Drive complex also has been cited for numerous building code violations, county records show.