Does Hardship Exists In a Case Where the Landowner Requests a Dimensional Variance ?

In Hertzberg v. Zoning Board of Adjustment, 554 Pa. 249, 721 A.2d 43 (1998), our Supreme Court set forth the following standard for determining if hardship exists in a case where the landowner requests a dimensional variance: courts may consider multiple factors, including the economic detriment to the applicant if the variance is denied, the financial hardship created by any work necessary to bring the building into strict compliance with the zoning requirements and the characteristics of the neighborhood. Id., 554 Pa. at 264, 721 A.2d at 50.