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

BARRA DR., 7404 -- Granted a variance request by Sidney I. and P. Green to build a swimming pool in a side yard instead of in the rear yard as required.

MARYKNOLL AVE., 7701 -- Granted a variance request by Erna and David Brown to build a breakfast room onto a house 22 feet from a rear property line instead of the minimum 25 feet required.

WOODHAVEN BLVD., 8102 -- Granted a variance request by Tsung Ming Su to expand the garage and the kitchen. The expansion will be 29.7 feet from a side property line instead of the minimum 30 feet required, 7.4 feet from the other side property line instead of the minimum eight feet required and 33.3 feet from the front property line instead of the minimum 30 feet required. CHEVY CHASE

SHEPHERD ST., 3514 -- Granted a variance request by Anne J. and Burton Fretz to build an addition onto a house 5.8 feet from a side property line instead of the minimum seven feet required. DAMASCUS

OVERLOOK ST., 26904 -- Granted a variance request by Dallas and Andreas Sweeney to build a garage onto a house five feet from a side yard line instead

the minimum 12 feet required. GAITHERSBURG

BEECHCRAFT DR., 7881 -- Granted variance requests by Airpark VII Limited Partnership to build a storage building 19 feet from a rear property line instead of the minimum 100 feet required and 15 feet from a side property line instead of the minimum 100 feet required on commercially zoned property that abuts residential property.

DARNESTOWN RD., 12829 -- Granted a special exception request by Norman A. and Sherry L. Bell to operate a day care center for up to 20 children out of a residence. The Bells currently operate a day care center in the house for six children. GLEN ECHO

RADCLIFFE LA., 7106 -- Granted variance requests by Juan Velazquez to allow a house to remain six feet from the rear property line and an enclosed porch to remain along the rear property line instead of the minimum 20 feet from the line as required.POTOMAC

PINEY MEETINGHOUSE RD., 11101 -- Granted a variance request by Clayton F. Foulger to build a garage onto a house five feet from a side property line instead of the minimum 17 feet required.SILVER SPRING

CANTRELL RD., 211 -- Granted a variance request by Northern Virginia Homes Inc. to allow a house to remain 38.7 feet from a front property line instead of the minimum 40 feet required.

THORNHILL RD., 9414 -- Granted a variance request by Heidi Steffens Forman to allow a house to remain 10 feet from a rear property line instead of the minimum 20 feet required. Forman also was granted a variance to build a deck up to four feet from the rear property line instead of the minimum 20 feet required.