Friday, October 9, 2009
Many developers face the task of rezoning, before they begin actual construction. Usually, the governing the board over the rezoning process will grant a variance to the petitioning developer. However, the attempt to rezone a particular parcel of land must be reasonable. A developer who may want to build residential houses in an industrial zone will not be granted any variance. A lot of reasons can be given for the denial of this variance, but usually a developer can research the local zoning ordinance and find out the reasonable limits of granting a successful variance. Another easy tool of research for developers is to view the city. It is likely possible to find many examples of rezoning trends in that particular city. However, all developers know that the governing authority who grants or denies variances rely on many factors such as a well developed site plan. So, it is imperative to have a well organized plan before speaking to any board.