How long is the Board approval valid for?

In accordance with "the Act", construction must start at least two years from the date that the variance was granted. If the two year time frame has passed and construction has not started, the applicant must re-apply to the Board.

As noted, the Board’s authority is limited to hearing cases of undue hardship relating to minor variances from the City’s current zoning regulations. Zoning Bylaw amendments (e.g., rezoning) and/or development variance permits are alternative processes for property owners to pursue in cases where the requested variance is not minor in nature.

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1. What is the Board of Variance?
2. How often does the Board meet?
3. What does “undue hardship” mean?
4. How do I apply?
5. What happens with my application after I have submitted it?
6. What are the procedures at the Board of Variance meeting?
7. How do I find out the Board’s decisions?
8. How long is the Board approval valid for?
9. Who can I contact for more information?
10. Is there a fee?
11. When are the meetings?