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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Gene Kaufman Architect successfully petitioned the NYC Board of Standards for a zoning variance that would allow the firm to build six stories higher than the zoning regulated 28 floors.
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 special assessment district was created when United Apartments Operations Manager Rick McGuirk approached the city in early 2013 about obtaining a zoning variance for the new multi-family dwellings United Apartments is constructing on the 900 and 1,000 blocks of South Washington Street
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.
The Court of Appeals of Indiana held that the requirement that there be some condition peculiar to the property for a zoning variance must involve specific features of the property and not the owner's desired use of the property.
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.
has abandoned plans to purchase a new, larger facility in Maili, HI following the inability to obtain a zoning variance for the property in sufficient time to suit the company's commercial production schedule.
reaffirmed local governments' authority to make land use decisions when it found that the municipality was justified in denying a zoning variance to a church.