The following actions were taken by the Alexandria Board of Zoning Appeals at its Oct. 8 meeting. For more information, call 838-4688.

CLOUDS MILL DR., 321 -- By Thomas P. Conway to construct a wood deck on the rear of a town house within 12 1/2 feet of the rear property line instead of a minimum of 16 feet from the line as required. 5to0.

DUKE ST., 5200 -- by Charles L. Rentch to extend the height of a free-standing sign at a gas station to 38 feet when the maximum allowed is 30 feet. 3 to 2.

FAIRFAX ST. S., 433 -- By Christopher H. and Nancy M. Piper to construct a second-story addition on the rear of a town house 6.7 feet from the rear property line instead of a minimum of 16 feet from the line as required, and with a total floor area of 1,137 square feet instead of a maximum total floor area of 1,030 square feet as allowed. 4to1.

FIRST ST., 513 -- By Potomac Management Corp. to open a public health club in an existing hotel and to provide one parking space instead of a minimum of 14 parking spaces as required. 4 to 1.

HOWARD ST. N., 1716 -- By Morris Sykes Inc. to construct a single-family house within 25 feet of the front property line and 23.7 feet from the side property line instead of a minimum of 30 feet from each line as required. 5 to 0.

OAKCREST DR., 1512 -- By Stephen E. and Louise E. Hart to construct a one-story detached garage at the rear of a lot with a single-family house within seven feet of the rear property line and four feet from the side property line instead of a minimum of 11 1/2 feet and eight feet, respectively, from the property lines as required. 4 to 0.

ORONOCO ST., 600 -- By David and Mary Bernabucci to enlarge a carport on a single-family house, making it adjacent to the rear property line instead of a minimum of 16 feet from the line as required. 4 to 0.

ORONOCO ST., 821 -- By Gayla Gordon to construct a two-story addition on the rear of a town house with 1,420 square feet of total floor area instead of a maximum of 1,052 square feet of floor area as required, and with 275 square feet of lot open space instead of a minimum of 800 square feet of lot open space as required, and to build the addition adjacent to the side property line instead of a minimum of 8.67 feet from the line as required. 3 to 2.

QUEEN ST., 1209 1/2 -- By Cynthia L. Dickinson to construct a one-story detached garage at the rear of a town house, making it adjacent to the side property line and six feet from the center of an alley adjacent to the rear property line instead of a minimum of eight feet from the side property line and 9 1/2 feet from the alley center line as required. 4 to 0.

RUSSELL RD., 400 -- By Edward Barrington Murphy to construct a second-story addition to a single-family house within 16.4 feet of the front property line instead of a minimum of 25 feet from the line as required. 4to1.

WEST ST. N., 237 -- By William L. Gehrig and Kathleen L. Ferrell to construct a two-story single-family house with 540 square feet of lot open space instead of a minimun of 740 square feet of open space as required. 5 to 0. The following request was denied:

MALCOLM PLACE, 610 -- By Kay H. Breeden to construct a one-story addition to the side and rear of a single-family house within 5.75 feet of the side property line instead of a minimum of eight feet from the line as required, and with a total floor area for the house and the proposed addition of 1,890 square feet instead of a maximum of 1,793 square feet as required. 2 to 2, with one abstention. The following requests were deferred for further study:

BEVERLY DR., 619 -- By William Seward to relocate an air conditioning unit at a single-family house within 1/2 foot of the side and rear property lines instead of a minimum of eight feet from each line as required.

PRINCESS ST., 909 -- By A & A Partnership to construct a two-story addition on the rear of a semi-detached house within 11.41 feet from the center line of a alley adjacent to the rear property line instead of a minimum of 18 feet from the alley center line as required, and 2.43 feet from the side property line instead of a minimum of eight feet from the line as required.

TANEY AVE., 4071 -- By Harry L. Williams to allow a metal shed on a lot with a single-family house to remain 1 1/2 feet from a side property line instead of a minimum of eight feet from the line as required.