After hearing three and a half hours of testimony and deliberating behind closed doors for 30 minutes, Bexley City Council members voted 6-0 on Tuesday, July 26 to overturn a Board of Zoning Appeals decision.

After hearing three and a half hours of testimony and deliberating behind closed doors for 30 minutes, Bexley City Council members voted 6-0 on Tuesday, July 26 to overturn a Board of Zoning Appeals decision.

Moshe and Sarah Frank won approval of a plan to demolish an existing single-family structure and garage at 2325 Bryden Road, along with an architectural review for a new single-family home to be built on the site.

After discussing the plan at three meetings this spring, Bexley BZA members denied the Franks' application by a 5-2 vote.

Bill Jones, Tom Lewis, Steve Kuss, Sheila Straub and Joe Kuspan voted against the application while Don Brosius and Peter Bardwell supported it.

City council's reversal of the BZA decision means the Franks will now be free to demolish the existing structure and build the new home they had planned.

For more on this story, read the Aug. 4 edition of ThisWeek Bexley.