Zoning rules in Danbury have been slightly adjusted in order to accommodate west side career academy. The problems began when permission was granted to rezone the 24-acre site from industrial to residential, in order to permit the school. That led to the need for a variance for building height from 52 to 55 feet. Then there was another issue… Zoning only allowed a three story building, but they are dealing with a four story building. Finally, the setback for a residential zone is 50 feet, but they only had 38 feet as a pre-existing condition.