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(A) Exceptional conditions. Variances may be granted under the following conditions:
(1) Where the subdivider can show that strict adherence to these regulations would cause unnecessary hardship (financial disadvantage to the property owner is not proof of hardship within the purpose of these regulations); or
(2) Where the Planning Commission decides that there are topographical or other conditions peculiar to the site and a departure from these regulations will not destroy their intent, nor cause detriment to the public good.
(B) Group housing developments.
(1) The following provisions, as well as other provisions of these regulation shall apply to group housing developments:
(a) Although the developer will be allowed to deviate from the lot area requirements for the individual lots on which residential structures are located, the complex itself must meet the overall minimum lot density requirements. This may be accomplished through the provision of open spaces, open type recreational areas and consolidated parking areas;
(b) No parcel of land without an adequate public water supply shall be approved;
(c) No group housing development will be approved unless an adequate sanitary sewer system is included in the plans and approved by the County Health Department;
(d) The exterior yards of the complex must meet the minimum setback requirements; and
(e) All roads must be constructed to standards as set forth in these regulations.
(2) The following additional plans and schedules shall be submitted to the Planning Commission:
(a) The location and legal description of the proposed development;
(b) Site plan showing location of all building, lot lines yard sizes, setbacks, recreation and open space areas, utilities, parking and common-use facilities;
(c) The location and dimensions of all points of entry and exit for cars, pedestrians and complete interior circulation pattern;
(d) Other architectural, engineering and geographic data as may be required to permit the Planning Commission to determine if the above regulations are being complied with; and
(e) A time schedule for development.
(C) Mobile home subdivisions.
(1) The Planning Commission may approve a subdivision for the exclusive use of mobile homes.
(2) A mobile home subdivision is a subdivision where residence is in mobile homes exclusively.
(3) A mobile home is a detached single-family dwelling unit with the following characteristics:
(a) Designed for long-term occupancy and containing sleeping accommodations, a flush toilet, a tub or shower bath, and kitchen facilities with plumbing and electrical connections provided for attachment to outside systems;
(b) Designed to be transported after fabrication on its own wheels, or on a flatbed or other trailers or detachable wheels; and
(c) Arriving at the site where it is to be occupied as a dwelling complete, including major appliances and furniture, and ready for occupancy except for minor and incidental unpacking and assembly operations, location on foundation supports, connection to utilities. Mobile home subdivision shall meet the following standards:
1. The minimum tract size of the mobile home subdivision shall not be less than two acres and shall not contain less than ten mobile home spaces; and
2. Each mobile home space provided at the site shall not be less than 3,000 square feet. This space will include access roads, automobile parking, accessory building space and recreational area.
(D) Procedural variance. Where a proposed subdivision would contain five or less parcels or plots of land and no new streets, the procedure of preparing a preliminary plat may be waived by the Planning Commission.
(2000 Code, App. A, Art. VII)