Variances, like public hearings are a secondary process to a subdivision plat. A Variance request is an application submitted to the City or County to request a deviation or waiver from a specific development requirement in order to facilitate a development or address an existing non-conformance. Variances regularly include reducing building setbacks, addressing building heights, waivers or reductions to parking requirements, or to not provide public dedications. Each variance is submitted to the municipality in conjunction with a subdivision plat application and is approved or denied according to its own individual merit. Variances often times require extensive coordination with the owners, engineers, architects, and the city to determine the hardship and feasibility of the specific request and in some cases variances may require additional requirements or an exchange of requirements as a condition of approval. Windrose’s team of platting experts are always available to help review and assess if variances will be necessary to facilitate a development.