City of Washington
Department of Planning and Development
Application for a Variance

Page 3: Applicant Responses to Relevant Factors, Pt. 2
In the spaces provided below, indicate the facts that you intend to show and the arguments that you intend to make to convince the Board that it can properly reach these three required conclusions.

b. THE VARIANCE IS IN HARMONY WITH THE GENERAL PURPOSE AND INTENT OF THE ORDINANCE AND PRESERVES ITS SPIRIT.
State facts and arguments to show that the variance requested represents the least possible deviation from the letter of the ordinance that will allow a reasonable use of the land, and that the use of the property, if the variance is granted, will not substantially detract from the character of the neighborhood.

Statement by Applicant:

c. THE GRANTING OF THE VARIANCE SECURES THE PUBLIC SAFETY AND WELFARE AND DOES SUBSTANTIAL JUSTICE.
State facts and arguments to show that, on balance, if the variance is denied, the benefit to the public will be substantially outweighed by the harm suffered by the applicant.

Statement by Applicant:

NOTE: APPLICANTS, AND/OR THEIR AGENTS OR PARTIES OF INTEREST ARE PROHIBITED FROM ANY CONTACT IN RELATION TO THIS MATTER WITH BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT MEMBERS OR PLANNING BOARD MEMBERS PRIOR TO THE PUBLIC HEARING.

I certify that all of the information presented by the undersigned in this application is accurate to the best of my knowledge, information and belief.

Respectfully submitted, this _____ day of ____________, 20___.

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(Signature of Applicant)

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