What is a variance?

The zoning code regulates the use of property, including the size, design, and siting of buildings that may be constructed on a piece of property. The zoning code has standards for buildings that govern such features as rear yards, front setbacks, usable open space, height, and parking. A variance is a request for an exception to a Planning Code standard.

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1. I have made a complaint, how long do I have to wait before I see something being done?
2. What is a Conditional Use?
3. What is a site plan review?
4. What is a variance?
5. What type of building projects require a Building Permit?