zoning variance

zoning variance

Permission to conduct a particular activity on real property even though in violation of applicable zoning restrictions for the area.Variances are typically granted only after public notice and a hearing on the subject, and then only if it would be a hardship on the property to disallow the variance. An economic hardship on the owner is irrelevant. Hardship is usually found only when the property has no practical use other than the one planned,and there is a need in the community for that use.

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Also, as a result of the taking, the property owner was required to request a zoning variance from the city at an expense of $10,437.
Specifically the complaint alleges that in other instances the board required only one hearing to clear a zoning variance application while there were six hearings conducted as part of the Bensalem Masjid's application.
In 1989, the Lost Valley Education Center acquired a treasure on 87 acres with a zoning variance to have a four-plex, offices, a dining hall, dorms, classrooms, cabins, barns, shops and further building plans.
National Grid is seeking an amendment to a zoning variance it received this summer in regard to the construction of timber walls along the north and south perimeters of its substation on Tory Fort Lane to buffer noise from its mechanical equipment there.
Facing a lawsuit, a Georgia city council reversed its vote rejecting a zoning variance for an Islamic prayer center.
The eight-month administrative battle ended up costing the Grapins more than the tree house itself--at least $2,000, Grapin says, not including pro bono legal assistance the family received to help prepare a 50-page application for the zoning variance.
To that end, the City Planning Commission recently submitted a special zoning variance for a section of the neighborhood between 28th and 30th streets and Seventh and Eighth avenues, to strike a balance between protecting existing office space and cultivating a 24-hour neighborhood.
Pine Township requested Tri-County Landfill LLC to apply for a local zoning variance in 2004, but the required comprehensive plan was not in place, which prevented the department from considering land use consistency, the department reported.
It was halted last spring after a city zoning administrator refused to issue a zoning variance.
Vincent's won't talk about the project until its request for a zoning variance gets the final stamp of approval from the directors, but the Little Rock Planning Commission, which approved the plan on Sept.
A reporter was allowed to remain in the room as Neve testified that he offered Manzi a $15,000 bribe for a zoning variance, but the mayor refused it.