The zoning board of appeals may grant a variance to grant relief to a property owner from strict compliance with the provisions of the zoning regulations. The intent of a variance is not to simply remove an inconvenience or financial burden that may result from compliance with applicable zoning requirements. Variances are intended to help alleviate an exceptional difficulty or unusual hardship that would result from literal enforcement of the subject zoning requirements. Variances are intended to provide relief when the requirements of these zoning regulations render property very difficult or impossible to put to reasonable use because of some unique or special characteristics of the property itself.
In accordance with 1.3.6.E(5) of the Zoning Regulations, the zoning board of appeals may not issue a variance for any of the following new or expanded principal uses (or for any such use as an accessory use) or conditions:(a) Automobile fueling and limited service in any DT, MS-1, MS-2, MX, NX, or N district; (b) Automobile service/car wash in any DT, MS-1, MS-2, MX, NX, or N district; (c) Methadone or drug rehabilitation clinic in any DT, MS, MX, NX, or N district; (d) Roominghouse/boardinghouse in any DT, MS, MX, NX, or N district: (e) Temporary shelter facility in any MX, NX, or N district; (f) Outdoor sales lot in any NX or N district; (g) Pawn shop/check cashing establishment in any MS, MX, NX, or N district; (h)Small cell nodes in any MS, MX, NX, or N district; (i) Any of the uses prohibited in 3.2.5; (j) Parking in front of buildings; (k) Quantity of trees per 6.4; or (l) Stormwater requirements per 6.14.