Meetings

The Zoning Board of Adjustment meetings are held in person in the Council Briefing Room at City Hall, 101 West Abram Street, 3rd Floor.  

About the Zoning Board of Adjustment

The Zoning Board of Adjustment is a nine member board appointed by City Council. The main purposes of the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) are to provide a “release valve” for those situations where literal enforcement of the Unified Development Code may impose unnecessary hardship. This is achieved by hearing cases for Variances. The specific Powers and Duties of the Zoning Board of Adjustment are available in Section 9.4 of the Unified Development Code.

Variances

Variances allow for adjustments to specific Unified Development Code requirements, owing to special and unique conditions, where the literal enforcement of the ordinance provisions result in an unnecessary hardship. When a lot differs from other lots in the same district by being of such restricted area, shape or slope that it cannot be developed in a manner commensurate with the development permitted upon other lots in the same district, a variance can be sought. It is important to understand that a variance shall not be granted to relieve a self-created or personal hardship, nor for financial reason only. The Variance application process is described in Section 10.4.7 of the Unified Development Code.

Forms and Fees

The fee to bring a case to the Zoning Board of Adjustment is $200. All cut-offs are at 5:00 p.m. Additional information on the application for a Variance and fees is available on the following pages:

Contact

Planner in Charge – Amy Lopez, 817-459-6655

Administrative concerns – 817-459-6502 

Current Agenda & Cases

NOTE: The Council Briefing Room and City Council Chamber are open to the public with COVID-19 protocols in place.