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(A) Variances in the yard requirements of this chapter may be granted by the Planning Commission where residential development so occurs that homes are grouped within 100 feet from their front or side building line, around one common point, or line, being either a common parking area or court area, except that the total lot size of the sum of all lots cannot be reduced, nor can the total area to remain in its natural state be reduced.
(B) The location of all structures shall be shown on final plans. The proposed location and arrangement of structures shall not be detrimental to existing or prospective development of the neighborhood. Open spaces between structures shall be protected where necessary by adequate convenants running with the land, conveyances, or dedications. There shall be no minimum lot size, no minimum setback lines, no maximum percentage of lot coverage, and no minimum lot width. However, every single-family dwelling shall have access to a public street, court, walkway, or other area dedicated to public use. No single-family dwelling, except in a townhouse, semi- detached dwelling, or an addition to any single-family dwelling, shall be erected within a distance of less than 20 feet from any other single-family dwelling.
(C) The land made available by cluster development shall be deeded to the individual home owners in a rational manner, or, except for an area 25 feet from any building, may be deeded to an appropriate government agency for recreational use.
(D) Access to the land set aside for public use must be given from a public street. Where bodies of water are dedicated to public use, adequate shoreline must be given in order that the public may enjoy the use of the area.
(E) The Planning Commission shall have the power to review the building sites in a cluster development and make necessary changes or add conditions which it deems necessary.
(F) Where it is proposed that land be dedicated to public use, the Planning Commission may grant this variance only on the condition that the county, city, or other appropriate public body accept the land or area in question. If the public body does not accept the area, a variance under this section cannot be granted and the plat cannot be filed with the County Clerk.
(Ord. 930.1, passed 3-15-71) Penalty, see § 155.99