What are accepted grounds for a zoning variance?
  1. Special conditions and circumstances exist which are peculiar to the land such as exceptionally irregular, narrow, shallow, or steep lots, or other exceptional physical conditions, structure or building involved and which are not generally applicable to other lands, structures or buildings in the same zoning district.
  2. Literal interpretation of the provisions of this title would deprive the applicant of rights commonly enjoyed by other properties in the same zoning district under the terms of this title and would work an unnecessary and undue hardship upon the applicant.
  3. The extent of the variance requested is reasonably related to what is needed to overcome the alleged hardship.
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1. How is land annexed into the city?
2. What are the steps in the annexation process?
3. What are the general criteria used to evaluate an annexation request?
4. Can there be special requirements for certain annexation requests?
5. What are accepted grounds or a basis for re-zoning?
6. How can I obtain the ownership and legal description for a parcel?
7. What are accepted grounds for a zoning variance?
8. I disagree with a decision of the planning department, Can I appeal it?
9. What can I do to minimize problems and expedite my requests with the Planning and Zoning Department?