No. B254636.

235 Cal.App.4th 1303 (2015)

185 Cal.Rptr.3d 871

WALNUT ACRES NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION et al., Plaintiffs and Respondents, v. CITY OF LOS ANGELES et al., Defendants; JOHN C. SIMMERS et al., Real Parties in Interest and Appellants.

Court of Appeals of California, Second District, Division Eight.

March 18, 2015.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Alston & Bird, Edward J. Casey and Andrea S. Warren for Real Parties in Interest and Appellants.

Law Offices of Mark Shipow and Mark S. Shipow for Plaintiffs and Respondents.


"Unnecessary hardship" is a term of art generally used in the context of evaluating a zoning variance. For example, under the Los Angeles Municipal Code, no variance may be granted unless "`the strict application of the provisions of the zoning ordinance would result in practical difficulties or unnecessary hardships...

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