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Board of Building Code and Zoning Appeals

The Board of Building Code and Zoning Appeals (BZA) is comprised of five members appointed by the Mayor with the approval of a majority of members elected to Council.  Members of the Board serve for a term of four years. The BZA assists in the administration of the Building Code and Zoning Code, particularly to decide and interpret provisions which require impartial adjustments of conflicting interests and to grant variances from the strict letter of the Code in instances of unnecessary hardship. Please click here to obtain a packet to apply for a variance.

1248.08 REASONS FOR GRANTING VARIANCES.

The Board of Zoning Appeals shall have the power, in specific cases, to vary the application of certain provisions of this Zoning Code in order that the public health, safety, morals and general welfare may be safeguarded and substantial justice done for the following reasons:

 
(a) Where the literal application of the provisions of this Zoning Code would result in unnecessary hardship peculiar to the property involved and not based on conditions created by the owner (a theoretical loss or limiting possibilities of economic advantage are general hardships, not unnecessary hardships);
 

(b) Where other exceptional circumstances or conditions (such as topographical or geological conditions, or type of adjoining development) are only applicable to the property involved or to the intended use of the property or to a limited number of adjoining properties;

 
(c) Where granting of a variance will not be materially detrimental to the public welfare or injurious to the property or improvements in the neighborhood in which the property is located; and
 

(d) Where the granting of a variance will not be contrary to the general purpose, intent and objectives of this Zoning Code and the Comprehensive Plan. When appealing for a variance or modification, the appellant shall state and substantiate his claim that each of the four conditions listed above exists.
(Ord. 1978-165. Passed 10-16-78.)

      ·       Deadline to submit documents and fee: One week prior to meeting

·         Documents required: Variance application (below), right of entry form (below) and nine (9) sets of plans:

·         Fee: $50.00

·         Submit to: Kathy Zamrzla, Building Department, 16099 Foltz Parkway, Strongsville, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 440-580-3106

·         Meeting place: Council Chambers, 18688 Royalton Road, Strongsville

·         Time:   Caucus begins at 7:30 p.m. and Call to Order begins at 8:00 p.m.

·         Meeting schedule (below): 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month unless otherwise noted  

·         The BZA also hears objections to building permits for a $50.00 fee.

Please refer to the City Codified Ordinances Chapter 1248 and Chapter 1414 in this website for variance criteria. Notice of all meetings scheduled will be given in accordance with Chapter 208 of the Codified Ordinances of the City.  All are encouraged to listen in on Caucus while the Board reviews the evening’s agenda. Minutes of meetings will be posted to this site after they are approved by the Board.

Following are the meeting agendas and meeting minutes from 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and the schedule of meetings for the year 2013:

2014 meeting dates

 

January  8, 22 July 9, 23
February 12, 26 August 13, 27
March 12, 26 September 10, 24
April 9, 23 October 8, 22
May 14, 28 November 5, 19
June 11, 25 December 3, 17

*Due to conflicts, these meeting dates fall on the 1st and/or 3rd Wednesday's.

Dates and times are subject to change. Call Kathy Zamrzla at (440) 580-3106 to confirm. The meeting is held at 18688 Royalton Road in the Council Chambers.

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Agenda June 26, 2013

Agenda June 12, 2013

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Agenda February 24, 2010 *meeting cancelled*

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Agenda March 28, 2007

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Agenda January 24, 2007

Agenda January 10, 2007

Agenda December 13, 2006

Agenda November 29, 2006

Agenda November 8, 2006

Agenda October 25, 2006

Agenda October 11, 2006

Agenda September 27, 2006

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