§ 1445-15. Standards for Variances  

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  • Subject to the other provisions of this Chapter, the Zoning Hearing Examiner may grant a variance from the requirements of the Cincinnati Zoning Code, provided the condition giving rise to the request for the variance was not created by the owner or any predecessor in title. In order to grant approval, the examiner has to find that requested variance is not contrary to the intent and purpose of this Code and the zone district nor detrimental or injurious to the public health, safety and general welfare based on either of the following:

    (a) Owing to special circumstances or conditions pertaining to a specific piece of property, the strict application of the provisions or requirements of this Code are unreasonable and would result in practical difficulties.

    (b) The variance is necessary for the preservation and enjoyment of a substantial property right of the applicant possessed by owners of other properties in the same district or vicinity.

(Ordained by Ord. No. 15-2004, eff. Feb. 13, 2004)