Chapter 5.0


5.0.100    Introduction.

5.0.100 Introduction.

This title provides standards and procedures for variances and nonconforming situations (i.e., existing uses or development that do not comply with the code). This code cannot provide standards to fit every potential development situation. The City’s varied geography, and complexities of land development, requires flexibility. This title provides that flexibility, while maintaining the purposes and intent of the code. The variance procedures provide relief from specific code provisions when they have the unintended effect of preventing reasonable development in conformance with all other code provisions. The standards for nonconforming uses and development are intended to provide some relief from code requirements for older developments that do not comply. [Ord. NS-2016, 2006]