A zoning ordinance prohibited the erection of private garages within twenty feet of the street line. Because of the peculiar shape of the lot in question, a variance was granted to the then owner permitting the building of a garage closer to the street line. However, before the garage was built, the land was sold to the present owner who obtained a building permit and began construction. Plaintiffs, owners of the adjoining lot, objected to the granting of the permit and appealed to the zoning board of review which denied their appeal. On certiorari, held, present owner might act on the variance granted to his predecessor. Mastrati v. Strauss, (R.I. 1949) 67 A. (2d) 29.
Herbert N. Weingarten,
MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS-ZONING-RIGHT OF GRANTEE TO ACT ON VARIANCE ISSUED TO HIS GRANTOR,
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