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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In July Lehigh was granted a zoning variance by the Bethlehem Zoning Hearing Board for the 180,000-square-foot Health, Science and Technology building, which will be the administrative home for the College of Health when it opens in 2021.
Board of Zoning Adjustment of City of Kansas City, (4) a case involving a church seeking a zoning variance for a recently updated sign.
SSN has requested a special exception to establish a hotel use and a zoning variance for reduction of side setbacks to build a hotel in the commercial shopping district.A zoning hearing board meeting is slated for Aug.
The case went up and down through the court system, including multiple times in the Court of Appeals, which ultimately held in 2004 that MRA could still seek a zoning variance or exception before asking for judicial review, according to court documents.
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.
Three men who wanted to set up shop were denied a zoning variance after the county determined that their shop was 446 feet from the nearest home.
Facing a lawsuit, a Georgia city council reversed its vote rejecting a zoning variance for an Islamic prayer center.
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.
To apply for a zoning variance one can always argue hardship.
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.