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Zoning Variances

CityWoke

Member
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So where do you draw the line on what can receive a variance? A dimension, yes. A maximum number, no?

I want a 5' setback instead of 6'. Okay, you can request a variance.

I want two signs instead of one. Ask for a code amendment? Or does anyone allow someone to request a variance for this too?
 

SlaveToTheGrind

Cyburbian
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What does your state code say about variances? A variance cannot be used for a want or desire. Basically, there needs to be unique hardship that prevents you from using the property the way zoning allows. Hardships cannot be economic or self-imposed in my state.
 

DVD

Cyburbian
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Most places I've worked have always set limits like dimensions or things in section X (referring to dimensions). My current job will allow it for most things. Need a shorter setback, variance. Need to be allowed to maneuver in the ROW, variance. Some things are still not allowed like density, use, signs because we have a use permit to increase sign allowances.
 
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