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Basics of Variances

neighborhoods, and (2) changes of use are much better considered by the legislative body through the zoning amendment process, not property-by-property through individual variance requests. Planning commissioners should carefully review their state law and local…

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Seeing Spots

of larger areas), a locality can lawfully rezone a single parcel if its action is shown to be consistent with the community’s land use policies. As I will discuss shortly, courts look to the community’s…