Use Variance Obtained to Allow Fast-Food Restaurant with Drive Thru

Partner Robert D. Gaudioso successfully obtained a use variance for a client in Somers, NY, paving the way for the rehabilitation of a restaurant that has been vacant for over two (2) years. The use variance will allow the building to be operated as a fast-food restaurant, with drive thru service. Supported by affidavits and documentary evidence, including “dollars and cents” proof, Mr. Gaudioso was able to establish that based on various code revisions and changes to the character of the neighborhood, the applicant would suffer unnecessary hardship if the use variance was not granted.