CHRISTI SCHREIBER, ARENDIJUS APPELLANTS MEJERAS, T.C. CALLENDER, DIANNE CALLENDER, ALEXANDER COTHRAN, VIRGINIA P. COTHRAN, STEVEN E. CRUDUP, LAURA L. CRUDUP, BENGE R. DANIEL JR., JACKIE L. DANIEL, MARTHA J. FRY, RICHARD C. GASSER, MARILYN L. GASSER, ROBERT R. GASSER, MARC M. GOLDMAN, STACIE F. GOLDMAN, MELVIN R. HAAS JR., LAURA J. HAAS, MICHAEL J. HILL, SARAH R. HILL, ALAN LEACH, SUSAN LEACH, GREG D. MORSE, F. WALTER OWEN, SHEILA OWEN, RICHARD D. YENTIS, AND EDITH T. YENTIS v. BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT OF THE APPELLEES CITY OF FORT WORTH, SARA SCHUSTER, AND SCOTT SCHUSTER
CONCURRING MEMORANDUM OPINION 1
I write separately only to emphasize that but for the standard of review that ties our hands, I would conclude that the Schusters' need for a variance was a self-imposed hardship; that the dormant utility easement—on top of which the Schusters planned, after all, to construct a swimming pool even if not the house proper—did not justify a variance; and that an oddly shaped lot is an insufficient reason to grant a setback variance so that a roughly 10,000-square-foot house may be situated so close to the street.
1. See Tex. R. App. P. 47.4.
ELIZABETH KERR JUSTICE