Spencer v. Zoning Board of Appeals

In Spencer v. Zoning Board of Appeals, 15 Conn. App. 387, 390, 544 A.2d 676 (1988), the plaintiff owned a dwelling that was situated partly on two adjoining lots. She sought a variance to allow for the construction of a dwelling on each of the lots. The plaintiff claimed as a hardship the town's practice of taxing her parcel of real property as two separate lots but refusing to allow her to construct a dwelling on each lot. Id., 391. The Court characterized the plaintiff's claimed hardship as simply "an argument that the zoning regulations prevented maximum economic utilization of the parcel." Id. Accordingly, this court concluded that the plaintiff's hardship was not a sufficient justification for granting a variance. Id., 392.