I was thumbing through Muncie, IN/Delaware County's webpage and read their examples what what a variance hardship is not. Example #4 got me laughing. What are some strange zoning variation requests you have received and what are some of the strangest hardship arguments you have heard?
WHAT HARDSHIP IS NOT. For the purpose of granting a variance, the following instances or similar ones shall not be considered hardships:
1. That the owner could sell his property for more if the Board would permit its development for commercial purposes.
2. Erection of an apartment with more units than allowed by the ordinance and occupying greater area.
3. A venture which is financially advantageous to the applicant or a financial loss if a variance was denied.
4. The absence of a grocery in a neighborhood and the implication that housewives suffer inconvenience by it.