Cleveland, OH asked in Land Use & Zoning for Ohio

Q: Was told by my city that there would be no variances for assisted living proposal next door. Now are asking for variance

Got promise in writing from city council. Now want a wetlands variance so they can put in “hard surfaces “

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Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
  • Real Estate Law Lawyer
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: What a city "says" doesn't count for much. Any variance must go through a formal process, and if denied, the applicant can then appeal. If the development and its jobs and taxes are wanted, the variance could be granted, even if neighbors oppose it. Any "promises" given by some bureaucrat, don't carry much weight. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney who handles zoning and real estate matters.

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