Oh ok I just looked at the date of when you posted the thread and see a year has passed . Didnt pay attention to the date nor read through the thread but it sounded to me like at that point you had already bought the building but were yet to have clearance from the local building department or atleast you didnt indicate otherwise at the time you posted the threadUmmm.....the variance was approved last year. Building is up. Didn’t need to get letters from the neighbors, and I am not aware of others that could not. Didn’t need a good reason.
Just about every other property in my neighborhood(older hood, no HOA) has a shop, some smaller, some a lot bigger than mine. I was pretty sure I was gonna be ok.