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"Unnecessary Hardship", in this context, means a problem created by some feature of the land rather than a personal problem of the applicant, such as not having as much living space as he or she would like.
Remember you are the most familiar with your project and property. The Planning Department and the Planning & Zoning Commission don’t know what the topography or layout look like. Therefore, it is important to be as detailed and thorough as possible. Some things to include may be:
No, in order to grant a variance, the Planning & Zoning Commission and Board of County Commissioners must determine that there is something unusual about the lot that requires a variance, and that adjacent properties will not be adversely impacted. You will need to show there is a hardship to the property and why the structure can’t be "placed" anywhere else on the property.