Bad month for me. This is the second stupid mistake I have made...
Someone was going to buy the house next door and use it as a day care. I was not sure about daycare rules, so I asked my senior planner, who pointed out that it is a conditional use, one of the conditions being that the day care house must be 20 feet from a "R" property. It is not.
So I told her "no can do." What I should have told her is that you must apply for a conditional use AND a variance to the 20 feet. There really is no hardship, but knowing our board, they'd have gotten it. The house sold at auction yesterday, so I feel as if I screwed the neighbor AND lowered the price for the seller.
Anyone ever done something like this? What for me to do now?