Whenever the tract to be subdivided is of such unusual size or shape or is surrounded by such development or unusual conditions that the strict application of the requirements contained in these regulations would result in substantial hardship or inequity, the Planning Commission may vary or modify, except as otherwise indicated, such requirements of design, but not of procedure or improvements, so that the subdivider may develop his or her property in a reasonable manner, but so, at the same time, that the public welfare and interests of the city are protected and that the general intent and spirit of these regulations be preserved. Such modification may be granted upon written request of the subdivider stating the reasons for each modification and such action shall be taken by the affirmative vote of 3/4 of the regular membership of the Planning Commission and confirmed by a simple majority vote of the City Council.
(Ord. 1573, passed 11-13-07)