The Montgomery County Board of Appeals recently made the following decisions on requests for variances and special exceptions to zoning laws. For more information, call 279-1226.

BETHESDA

ROCKLEDGE DR., 6903 -- Granted a variance request by Democracy Associates Limited Partnership to operate a delicatessen-style restaurant in a zone designed for commercial office parks. CABIN JOHN

78TH ST., 6503 -- Granted a variance request by Kathleen M. Stevenson to enclose an existing porch on a house that is considered a "non-conforming" structure because of its location on the lot. Any addition to such a structure requires a variance. CHEVY CHASE

BRADLEY LA., 4405 -- Granted a variance request by Susan Sweet to enclose an existing porch on a house that is considered a "non-conforming" structure because of its location on the lot. Any addition to such a structure requires a variance. ROCKVILLE

HOBBLE BUSH CT., 17228 -- Granted a variance requests by Paul L. Hepp to extend a one-car garage into a two-car garage one foot from a side property line instead of the minimum 10 feet required. SILVER SPRING

NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE., 14009 -- Granted a special exception request by Joyce M. Bloom to operate a day care center for fewer than 20 children in a residential zone.

OLD COLUMBIA PIKE, 13840 -- Granted a special exception by James Boone and Harrison Foy to operate a veterinary clinic in a commercial zone. TAKOMA PARK

PROSPECT ST., 1200 -- Granted a variance request by J. Robert Kirk to build a swimming pool partially in a side yard instead of entirely in the rear yard as required.