Board of Adjustment

Navigating the zoning process has its challenges, one of which arises when a project needs to proceed to a Board of Adjustment (BOA). This board ensures flexibility and fairness within the zoning framework and has the authority to grant variances, issue special use permits, and hear appeals.

For many, this quasi-judicial body can be daunting to navigate alone. However, Masterplan is well-versed in this area, thanks to the years of experience our team has acquired, including some members who served as Board of Adjustment Administrators.

With the city’s understanding we bring to the table, our team can streamline this process efficiently, anticipating roadblocks and preparing solutions to keep your project on track.



Our Board of Adjustment consulting clients include:



Steve Long

Steve Long, with 40 years of public sector experience, recently joined the Masterplan team as a consultant focusing on the board of adjustors and zoning ordinances. Graduating from the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor’s in urban planning and design, Steve began his career at the City of Dallas’s Department of Planning and Development, eventually becoming the board of adjustment administrator. During his tenure, he handled over 3,500 requests, developing communication systems and providing comprehensive support to applicants. Known for his attention to detail and dedication to serving constituents, Steve’s expertise enhances Masterplan’s zoning board support and client projects. In his short time with the team, Steve has already proven invaluable, and his addition is welcomed as a respected leader in the Dallas community.  


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