Aitken v. Zoning Board of Appeals – Case Brief Summary (Connecticut)

In Aitken v. Zoning Board of Appeals, 18 Conn. App. 195, 557 A.2d 1265 (1989), the applicant sought and was granted a variance that reduced the minimum lot frontage from 130 feet to zero feet, permitting him to resubdivide his previously conforming single lot to establish a rear building lot with zero frontage. Aitken v. Zoning Board of Appeals, 18 Conn. App. 195 at 196, 557 A.2d 1265.

The plaintiff claimed that the trial court improperly had found that there was sufficient hardship to support the granting of the variance. Id., 203-204.

The Court agreed, concluding that the applicant's desire to subdivide his property into two lots was self-created and "therefore, not a sufficient reason to depart from the zoning regulations." Id., 206.