So, I'm trying to do a poll (not sure if it will work). How picky are you when it comes to zoning requirements? Hypothetically, what if someone wants to add on an attached garage and they would be going 6 inches into the side yard setback (10 feet required) - would you require a variance, or approve it administratively based on the surroundings. What if it would only be 3 inches, or what about 1 foot?
What if a proposed development (say, Menards) is short parking by say 10 spaces, and if you adjust the usable floor area %, it works out. But using the standard, it is still short. Do you let them go with 10 less spaces in the interest of less parking?
Say zoning requires any comm/industial building additions to go to PC if over 10% of the existing size. Their proposed addition is 11%, located in the rear yard, will not encroach into setbacks, parking, etc. Would you take that 1% addition to the PC?
Are we strictly by the book type of people, or do we have some flexibility? By the way, I know the *correct* answer, I'm just curious if we all follow it