Chapter 17.69
VARIANCES

Sections:

17.69.010    Purpose.

17.69.020    Application.

17.69.030    Specific nature.

17.69.040    Grant – Details required.

17.69.060    Existing violation – No permit issued.

17.69.010 Purpose.

Where practical difficulties exist that render compliance with the provisions of this title or other land use regulatory codes of the city impractical, and such compliance would create unnecessary hardships to the owner or use of land or buildings, the board of adjustment may grant a variance in harmony with the general purpose and intent of such codes so long as the spirit and benefits of such codes will be preserved. [Ord. 15-17 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 40-07 § 1, 2007].

17.69.020 Application.

No application for a variance from the terms of this title or any other land use regulatory ordinance or municipal code provision shall be granted unless the board of adjustment enters findings in accordance with the provisions of WRMC 17.63.070. [Ord. 15-17 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 40-07 § 1, 2007].

17.69.030 Specific nature.

The variance shall be granted only for specified item(s) and shall not grant exception to other zoning provisions. Such variances as are granted shall be considered as individual cases. [Ord. 15-17 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 40-07 § 1, 2007].

17.69.040 Grant – Details required.

The grant of the variance shall state the precise zoning requirement for which a variance is sought and shall state the degree of variance (e.g., Table 17.54.050 specifies a minimum front yard depth of 25 feet for a RM-10 district. This variance shall permit a front yard depth of 22 feet). [Ord. 15-17 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 40-07 § 1, 2007].

17.69.060 Existing violation – No permit issued.

No variance shall be issued where there is an existing violation of this title. [Ord. 15-17 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 40-07 § 1, 2007].