The owner of Murphy Bed Center is requesting seven variances to bring the 530-538 N. Bumby lot [GMap] up to code for a new furniture store.

The vacant two-story building had been on the market for a number of months following the closure of an art gallery/framing shop that had been operating there. The new owner is renovating the 8,096 SF property and is applying for the following variances:

  • Design Variance to allow them to keep an existing pole sign.
  • Variance of 9% to allow for more impervious service than is allowed in the current zoning district.
  • Variance of one parking space, as a minimum of 13 parking spaces is required for the SF of the building but only 12 are available.
  • Variance to wave required landscape buffers.
  • Design Variance to keep parking and drive aisles in the front of the building.
  • Design Variance to keep existing front setback of 34 feet instead of the required maximum 15 foot setback allowance.


Brendan O'Connor

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  1. With all the online mattress companies blowing up like Caspar and Tuft and Needle I’m really confused on why people are investing in a store concept that I would imagine is on the way out. Store middlemen are just not needed anymore.