When we grant a Variance, is it ethical to request something of the applicant for the city that would be considered an off-setting benefit for the city in granting the Variance?
For example, a builder comes in and requests the Front Yard Set Back to be reduced from 40 feet to 30 feet because he can build a bigger house on the lot. Can we require the Rear Yard to be increased 10 feet? How about the Rear and Side Yards to be increased 10 feet? How about requiring the garage door to be on the side instead of the front of the house, etc.?