Employer's Variances to Construct a Parking Garage Away from His Place of Business

In Hill District Project Area Committee, Inc. v. Zoning Board of Adjustment of City of Pittsburgh, 162 Pa. Commw. 323, 638 A.2d 278 (Pa. Cmwlth. 1994) a business sought variances to construct a parking garage two blocks away from its place of business for use primarily by its employees. Id. at 279. This Court denied the requested variances because it reasoned, inter alia, that the hardship alleged was an impermissible economic hardship relating to that business entity's desire to use the property, despite it being zoned for other permitted and practical uses, in a manner most valuable to it. Id. at 281-82. Thus, the hardship related to the landowner, and not the property.