The Howard County Board of Zoning Appeals recently made the following decisions on requests for variances and special exceptions to zoning laws. For more information, call 992-2352.

The following were approved:

CARRS MILLS ROAD SOUTH OF BUSHY PARK ROAD -- A special exception request by R. Timothy Dowd to build a tennis club and to convert a building into an antique shop. The planning board had recommended that it be denied.

CORRIDOR RD., 8530 -- A variance request by Craig M. Smith to erect a commercial sign next to a street instead of the minimum eight feet from the street required.

MILLER'S MILL ROAD SOUTH OF RTE. 144 -- A special exception request by First National Bank of Maryland to erect two microwave antennas on a radio tower and a shelter building.

WOODRIDGE LA., 12528 -- A variance request by John Donald and Jean Henyon to build an addition to a garage 12 feet from a side property line instead of 20 feet as required.

RTE. 40 AND NORTH CHATHAM ROAD -- A variance request by Chatham Mall Co. Ltd. to erect three signs at corners of the intersection, one sign 57 feet from the corner instead of 156 feet as required and another 40 feet from the corner instead of 72 feet as required. The third sign would be 10 feet from the corner instead of 24 feet as required. The following was denied:

SAVAGE GUILFORD RD., 8455 -- A special exception request by Bethel Assembly of God to enlarge a building being used as Bethel Christian Academy. The planning board had recommended that it be approved. The following were dismissed:

COLUMBIA ROAD SOUTH SOUTH OF NORTHFIELD -- A request by Michale and Harriett Trias-Fraticelli to modify a special exception request that had been approved to operate a day care center.

RTE. 108 NORTH OF TEN OAKS ROAD -- A variance request by Pizza Hut to erect a building 24 feet from the street instead of 30 feet as required and to build a driveway off the street.