The Board of Adjustment
hears and decides appeals from any zoning order, requirement, decision, or determination made by any administrative official of any development-related ordinances.
The Board of Adjustment may reverse, affirm in whole or in part, or modify any such order. It may also vary (grant a variance) or modify the application of the zoning code
relating to the use, construction, or alteration of buildings or structures so long as the spirit of the zoning code is observed. No self-induced hardship qualifies for remedy, and the variance must be based on unique circumstances. The board does not have the power to change the zoning code or zoning map
of the city.