18.74.060   FINDINGS.
   .010   Specific Description Required.  No variance from any specific provision of this code shall be deemed to have been granted, unless the description of the specific waiver provisions are contained in the resolution or written decision, as appropriate, granting the variance
   .020   Required Findings.  Before the approval authority, or City Council on appeal, may approve a variance, other than as governed by subsection .030 below, it must make a finding of fact, by resolution or written decision, that the evidence presented shows that all of the following conditions exist:
      .0201   That there are special circumstances applicable to the property, including size, shape, topography, location or surroundings, which do not apply to other property under identical zoning classification in the vicinity;
      .0202   That, because of special circumstances shown in subsection .0201, strict application of the Zoning Code deprives the property of privileges enjoyed by other property under identical zoning classification in the vicinity.
   .030   Special Findings.  There are instances expressly set forth in the Code, where the required findings set forth in subsection .020 (Required Findings) for granting of a variance are not appropriate, and alternate required findings have been identified, including but not limited to, variances relating to the minimum number of required parking spaces, as provided in Section 18.42.110 (Parking Variances) of Chapter 18.42 (Parking and Loading), or dedications and improvements, as provided by subsection .080 (Discretionary Exemptions) of Section 18.40.060 (Dedications and Improvements) of Chapter 18.40 (General Development Standards) Sound Attenuation for residential developments .090 (Sound Attenuation) of Chapter 18.40 (General Development Standards).  Before the approval authority, or City Council on appeal, may approve a variance in said instances, it shall make findings of fact, by resolution or written decision, as identified in those sections.  (Ord. 5920 § 1 (part); June 8, 2004:  Ord. 6101 § 59; April 22, 2008.)