VI . ZONING ADMINISTRATOR DETERMINATION
The zoning administrator shall apply the following criteria when reviewing the application. These are the criteria
that need to be addressed in Exhibit B of the application.
The standard yard (setback) requirements are spelled out in Section 27-156(c), Table 4-2. The reductions allowed
administratively are determined by the Planning District the property is located in, per the adopted City of Tampa
Comprehensive Plan. Staff can assist you in determining which Planning District applies to your property.
New Tampa, South Tampa and Westshore are limited to a 10 percent reduction in the front, corner and rear yards and a one
foot reduction in the side yards. The maximum increase in the building height is 10 percent.
University and Central Tampa are limited to a 25 percent reduction in the front, rear and corner yards and a one foot reduction
in the side yards. The maximum increase in the building height is 10 percent.
Please note that these are not automatic; you must still show compliance with the criteria listed below:
a. That the exception neither interferes with the rights of others as provided in this chapter, nor is injurious to the public
health, safety or general welfare; and
b. That the exception provides a reasonable allowance of use under the specified circumstances of each application; and
c. That the exception achieves the general intent of this chapter and the Tampa Comprehensive Plan; and
d. That the exception is the minimum possible exception under specific circumstances; and
e. The approval of the exception of standards includes conditions of approval as necessary to ensure that the adjustment
granted does not constitute a grant of special privileges inconsistent with the limitations upon other properties in the
vicinity and within the same zoning district; and
f. The exception is consistent with any applicable specific plans in place for the subject property; and
g. That a Design Exception-2 request clearly demonstrates that the exception is warranted due to unique circumstances
of the property, such as:
i. Location of existing protected or grand trees;
ii. Location of existing buildings or structures;
iii. Existing property elevations (grades); or
iv. Other unique, existing physical conditions of the property (above or below grade) that are otherwise
protected from or limited for alteration, due to other applicable development regulations.
An approval of an alternative design exception 2 shall be valid for one year, during which the property
owner must begin the associated development/construction work. If no development/construction
activity occurs on the land related to the approved exception within the one year period, the approval