A must watch for anyone considering renovations, here is a recent interview that I conducted -- on my HomeTowne TV Show called “Are You Ready for Life?” -- with Christa Anderson, City of Summit Zoning Officer, to discuss the nuances within the variance process.

I asked Christa to shed some insight into the approval process, explain why it’s necessary, and offer tips on ways to make it most efficient.

Highlights include:

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Explanation of what Zoning Board does

Why variance process exists

How to evaluate if you need a variance

Critical information to ensure your application is in order

How to navigate the hearing process