I did some more research today on variance requests and the process. What I gleaned from the previous hearings is that I could have a good chance of being approved for a larger shop. However, there are a few hoops to have to jump through for it to happen.
It’s a hard decision, I could remake my workshop with no paperwork, no hearings, no additional funding to pay for variances or inspections, or any of that. Four more linear feet though would be a huge help.
Having to get a permit for power may impact what kind of foundation I use as well, and it is appealing to just keep doing what I’m doing.
Just some more thoughts. No real updates here aside from getting some advice on what to do. I’m researching foundations, the need for house wrap, all those little things you may not consider.