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J. Russell Thomas
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Dec. 31, 2025
Planning & Zoning Atty.
Nixon Peabody LLP
- 1 copy -- COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM & SHORT ENVIRONMENTAL FORM
- 1 copy -- PROOF OF: Ownership, accepted Purchase Offer, Lease or Written Consent from property owner is required to make application.
- 12 COMPLETE SETS OF PLANS TO INCLUDE:
- LETTER OF INTENT (See below for details)
- INSTRUMENT SURVEY MAP SHOWING:
- Lot dimensions & area
- Building lot coverage existing and proposed.
- All existing and proposed structures, fences, pavement etc., & their dimensions.
- Existing & proposed setbacks.
- Existing natural features: Trees, Streams, Steep Slopes, Wetlands & Flood Plains.
- FLOOR PLANS, CROSS SECTIONS, SIGN SKETCH, SITE PLAN, & ELEVATIONS (where applicable)
- A SIGN (PROVIDED BY THE TOWN) INFORMING THE AREA RESIDENTS OF THE PUBLIC HEARING MUST BE POSTED ON THE PROPERTY AT LEAST TEN (10) DAYS PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED HEARING.(Signs shall be returned to the Town at the Public Hearing).
- The date of application, address of the property, and signature of applicant or agent.
- A description of the proposed project or use. Applications for construction should include the dimensions, height, area, materials of construction, & purpose of any proposed project.
- Each Area Variance requested must be clearly stated, i.e. the proposed rear setback will be 27' as opposed to the 30' minimum required.
- The Area or Use Variance factors below should be included in the Letter of Intent.
- Possible change to neighborhood character. Will the granting of the variance result in an undesirable change to the character of the neighborhood or will it be detrimental to nearby properties?
- Are there alternative solutions that would not require a variance? An applicant should present his/her reasons for choosing one alternative over another, i.e. better view, better internal pattern, cheaper construction, better overall aesthetics.
- Consider whether the requested area variance is substantial, i.e. amount of variance requested, magnitude of variance requested.
- Consider whether the area variance will have an adverse effect on physical or environmental conditions in the neighborhood or district, i.e. block a view, cause a drainage problem, impact a wetland, cause a parking shortage.
- Is the situation self-created? (Because it is self-created, the granting of the variance is not precluded.)
- No reasonable return on investment
- Unique circumstances
- Not self-created
- No change in the character of the neighborhood
The applicant must pass EVERY test for a Use Variance.