What is a Variance?

A variance is a permit issued to a landowner by the City to deviate from the required development standards (e.g. parking, setbacks) set forth in the zoning regulations. In order to be approved for a variance, the proposal must meet several State-mandated findings.

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1. What is planning and what do planners do?
2. What is the Comprehensive Plan?
3. What is Zoning?
4. What is a Variance?
5. What are Building Setbacks?
6. What is a Conditional Use Permit?
7. What is a Public Hearing?
8. How do I get preliminary/ initial input for a development proposal?
9. What is my property zoned?
10. What is the parking requirement for my business?