Chapter 16.32


16.32.010    Variances based on hardship.

16.32.020    Necessary conditions.

16.32.010 Variances based on hardship:

It is realized that there are certain parcels of land of such dimension, subject to such title restrictions, so affected by physical conditions and/or devoted to such use that it is impossible for the subdivider to conform to all of the foregoing requirements when subdividing property. (Ord. 98 §12(1), 1966).

16.32.020 Necessary conditions.

The planning commission, or on appeal the city council, may grant variances from the foregoing requirements when all the following conditions are found to apply:

A.    That any variance granted shall be subject to such conditions as will assure that the adjustment thereby authorized shall not constitute a grant of special privilege inconsistant with the limitations upon other properties in the same vicinity;

B.    That because of special circumstances applicable to the subject property, including size, shape, topography, location or surroundings, the strict literal application of this ordinance is found to deprive subject of property of privileges enjoyed by other properties in the vicinity;

C.    That under circumstances of this particular case, the variance, rather than the sections at issue in this title, actually carries out the spirit and intent of this title. (Ord. 98 §12 (2), 1966).