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Board of Zoning Appeals

The Board of Zoning Appeals is established pursuant to Ohio Revised Code and deals with the following issues:

To hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is error in any order, requirement, decision or determination made by an administrative Official in the enforcement of this Resolution.

To authorize, upon appeal, in specific cases, such variance from the terms of the Zoning Resolution, as will not be contrary to the public interest, where, owing to special conditions, a literal enforcement of the provisions of the Resolution will result in unnecessary hardship, and so that the spirit of the Resolution shall be observed and substantial justice done.

To permit the extension of a District where the boundary line of a District divides a tract of not more than one acre in area and held in a single ownership on the effective date of this Resolution, provided such extension shall not exceed 100 feet.

To permit, where the boundary line of a District divides a tract of more than ten (10) acres under a single ownership, adjustment of such line to conform with the topography of the ground where such a tract is being subdivided and when a preliminary subdivision plan for such a tract has been approved by the Regional Planning Commission of Hamilton County or a Planning Commission of a municipality thereof, provided such variation does not extend for a distance of more than five hundred (500) feet and does not come closer than three hundred (300) feet to any boundary of the tract.

To interpret the provisions of the Zoning Resolution in a way to carry out the intent and purpose of the plan, as shown upon the Maps fixing the several Districts accompanying and made a part of the Resolution, where the street layout actually on the ground varies from the street layout as shown on the maps aforesaid.

To permit a variation in the yard requirements of any District where there are practical difficulties or unnecessary hardships in the carrying out of these provisions due to an irregular shape of the lot, topographic or other conditions, provided such variations will not seriously affect any adjoining property or the general welfare.

To authorize a Special Zoning Certificate for any of the Conditional Uses in the "ID" Industrial Development District set forth in Article,3.16,B,3,s


John Halpin

Jeff Nye

Paul Sheckels

Paul Sian

Scott Lawrence

Greg Heimkreiter, Alternate

Staff Contacts:  Stephen Springsteen, (513) 688-8400, Ext 1180, email