The following actions were taken by the Alexandria Board of Zoning Appeals at its Jan. 14 meeting. For more information, call 838-4688.

The following requests were approved:

ALFRED ST. N., 638 -- By the City of Alexandria to construct a one-story addition on the side of a building that houses a black history museum adjacent to the front and rear property lines and to within one foot of the side property line, rather than a minimum of 20, 25 and 24 feet from the lines, respectively, as required. 5 to 0.

CUSTIS AVE. E., 413 -- By Jeffrey Bier to build a detached garage adjacent to the rear and side property lines rather than a minimum of 9.5 and 8 feet, respectively, from the lines as required. 5 to 0.

FAYETTE ST. N., 306-308 -- By Norman A.M. Conway to install two heat pumps within eight feet of each side property line, rather than a minimum of 6.5 feet from the north side line and eight feet from the south side line as required. 5 to 0.

HENRY ST. N., 419-425 -- By Old Town Veterinary Hospital to enclose a courtyard on the front of an existing building to within 14 feet of the side property line and 16 feet from the front property line, rather than a minimum of 25 and 20 feet, respectively, from the lines as required. 5 to 0.

HENRY ST. N., 710 -- By Alco Joint Venture to construct a roof over an existing storage area to within two feet of the side property line rather than a minimum of 25 feet from the line as required. 4 to 1.

MADISON ST., 1356 -- By Lorenzo Nichols Jr. to use an existing building to house a fraternal organization without providing the three required off-street parking spaces. 5 to 0.

MOUNT IDA AVE. E., 522-526 -- By Del Ray Animal Hospital to use an existing building as an animal hospital and to provide six off-street parking spaces rather than 10 off-street parking spaces as required. 5 to 0.

ORLEANS PLACE, 4111 -- By Harry and Hope Rhoads to construct on the front of a single-family house a 7-by-14 foot covered porch to within 34 feet of the front property line rather than a minimum of 40 feet from the line as required. 5 to 0.

PAYNE ST. N., 120 -- By Thomas W. Dodd to construct a two-story rear addition on a two-story town house with a combined total floor area of 1,384 feet, rather than a maximum floor area of 1,130 square feet as required. 5 to 0.

The following request was deferred for further study:

BEVERLY DR., 619 -- By William Seward to replace an existing greenhouse on a single-family house with a sunroom addition to within 1.6 feet from the side property line rather than eight feet from the line as required.