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

OSAGE LA., 8214 -- Granted variance requests by Carderock Springs Limited Partnership to allow a house under construction to remain 28.6 feet from the rear property line at one point instead of the minimum 30 feet required, and to remain 29.1 feet from the rear property line at another point instead of the minimum 30 feet required. The board also granted a variance to allow the house to remain 52 feet from a side property line instead of the minimum 55 feet required.

WHEATCROFT CT., 7612 -- Granted a variance request by Matthew and Ellen Parker to build a deck that extends 15.5 feet from the house into the back yard instead of the maximum nine feet allowed.

CHEVY CHASE

BRADLEY LA., 3520 -- Granted a variance request by John F. and Mary D. Wright to enclose a porch that does not conform to current zoning standards because it is three feet, four inches from a side property line instead of the minimum seven feet required. Any addition to a such a structure requires a variance.

KENSINGTON PKWY., 8913 -- Granted a variance request by Herbert M. Denault to build a wheelchair ramp that will extend 12.5 feet into the front yard instead of the maximum nine feet allowed.

GAITHERSBURG

CHERRY GROVE DR., 11724 -- Granted a variance request by Richard and Alice Sandifer to enlarge a single-car garage to six feet from a side property line instead of the minimum 10 feet required.

GERMANTOWN

DARNESTOWN-GERMANTOWN RD., 15915 -- Granted a special exception request by R.J. Landscape Contractor Inc. to continue operating a landscape contracting business in a rural cluster zone -- a rural area with single-family houses on lots of one acre or more.

KENSINGTON

SUMMIT AVE., 9710 -- Granted a variance request by Jorge Garayta to build a family room and stoop onto a house. The addition will extend four feet into a side yard instead of the maximum three feet allowed.

POTOMAC

RIVERWOOD DR., 10901 -- Granted a variance request by Dr. and Mrs. Richard Schoeb to build a detached three-car garage in a side yard instead of in the back yard as required.

SILVER SPRING

LAYHILL RD., 15710 -- Granted a request by Plants Alive to modify an existing special exception to allow a 96-foot-long greenhouse to remain standing, although it was not part of the original special exception granted to the business.