The owner of a house on East Summit Street will again ask the Kent Board of Zoning Appeals for permission to convert it from single-family zoning to boarding house status.
North Royalton resident Donald Vargo asked the zoning board in March for a variance to change the zoning of the house he owns at 315 E. Summit St. to boarding house status.
Vargo had asked the board to table their vote on his request last month because only three of the five members were present, and all three present indicated they might oppose his request.
Vargo said he wanted the conversion because all the houses adjacent to his property are operating as boarding houses.
"My entire retirement fund … is invested in real estate in Kent," Vargo said. "I’m always interested in doing the best thing."
Vargo said he owns nine other properties in Kent and they're all rentals.
The zoning board will hear Vargo's request again tonight at 7 p.m. at Kent City Council chambers at 325 S. DePeyster St.