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Variance Criteria

A variance may be granted by the Board of Adjustment upon an affirmative finding that all of the following conditions exist:

1. The requested variance arises from conditions that are unique to the subject property, that are not ordinarily found in the same zoning district, and that are not a result of the owner’s intentional action.  

2. The granting of the permit for the variance will not adversely affect the rights of adjacent property owners or residents.

3. The strict application of the applicable standards will constitute an unnecessary physical hardship (not economic hardship) because the property cannot be used for an otherwise allowed use without coming into conflict with applicable site development standards.

4.  The variance desired will not adversely affect the public health, safety or general welfare.

5.  The variance is the minimum variance that will overcome the hardship.