10.98.020   Applicability.
   A.   Variances. The Commission may approve a Variance that allows adjustments from any of the development standards required by this Zoning Code.
   B.   Minor Variances. The Director may approve Minor Variances in compliance with Table 6-3 (Types of Minor Variances Allowed), below.
 
TABLE 6-3
TYPES OF MINOR VARIANCES ALLOWED
Types of Minor Variances Allowed
Maximum Variance
1.    Allowable height of a fence, hedge, or wall. An increase of the allowed maximum height of a fence, hedge, or wall located within a side or rear setback.
10 percent
2.    Distances between structures. A decrease of the minimum required distances between detached accessory structures and main structures on the same site.
15 percent
3.   Floor area ratio (FAR). An increase in the allowable floor area ratio.
10 percent
4.   Lot coverage. An increase of the maximum allowable lot coverage.
10 percent
5.   Parcel dimensions (e.g., area, depth, or width). A decrease in the minimum required parcel area, parcel depth, or parcel width.
10 percent
6.   Parking space reduction. A reduction in the number of required parking spaces in nonresidential zones.
15 percent
7.   Projections. An increase in the allowed projection of eaves, fireplaces, landings, masonry chimneys, overhangs, stairways, and steps into any required front, side, or rear setbacks.
10 percent
8.   Reduction of landscape standards. Reduction of required on-site landscaping standards.
15 percent
9.   Setbacks. A decrease of the maximum required setback areas (e.g., front, rear, and side) for structures.
10 percent
10.   Signs. Sign regulations (other than prohibited signs).
10 percent
11.   Structure heights. An increase in the maximum allowed height of structures.
10 percent
 
(Ord. 935 § 3 (part), 2015)