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6105.0520 VARIANCES.

Variances shall only be granted where there are particular hardships which make the strict enforcement of a Saint Croix Riverway ordinance impractical. Hardship means the proposed use of the property and associated structures in question cannot be established under the conditions allowed by a Saint Croix Riverway ordinance; the plight of the landowner is due to circumstances unique to the property, not created by the landowner after May 1, 1974; and the variance, if granted, will not alter the essential character of the locality. Economic considerations alone shall not constitute a hardship if a reasonable use for the property and associated structures exists under the conditions allowed by a Saint Croix Riverway ordinance. In addition, no variance shall be granted that would permit any use that is prohibited in a Saint Croix Riverway ordinance in which the subject property is located. Conditions may be imposed in the granting of variances to ensure compliance and to protect adjacent properties and the public interest, especially in regard to the view from the river.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 104.25

History:

17 SR 1279

Published Electronically:

June 11, 2008