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What you need to show to obtain a zoning variance

On Behalf of | Nov 29, 2022 | Municipal & Public Agency Law |

Buying property for your business is a risky endeavor. Although it may give you more expansive operations and allow you to reach more consumers, securing the wrong property can leave you with land that is inadequate and inappropriate for your business purposes. It can also be extremely costly. That’s why you need to know how to competently navigate land use and development laws that may be applicable to your situation.

Seeking a zoning variance in the Phoenix area

One way to better ensure that your commercial property suits your needs is to seek a zoning variance if existing zoning laws restrict your business too much. However, in order to successfully seek a zoning variance, you have to show that four specific conditions exist. They are:

  • There are special conditions applicable to the land that renders it different from other property in the same zoning area.
  • The hardship posed by or condition existing on the property was not created by the person who is seeking the variance.
  • The variance sought is necessary in order for the property owner to enjoy reasonable property rights.
  • Granting the variance will not be material harmful to those who live or work around the property where the variance is sought.

You’ll need strong evidence to support your position if you hope to succeed on your variance application, which is why you need to thoroughly prepare before you move forward with your application.

A legal advocate may be able to help you

If you want to protect your business interests, then you need to know how to navigate applicable zoning laws. This isn’t as easy to do as it may seem. That’s why you may want to have a competent legal professional by your side as you deal with these matters.