The Board of Appeals shall not recommend nor shall the City Council grant any lot size/bulk variance unless they find that the proposed variance is consistent with the general purposes of this chapter, and that the strict application of the district requirements would result in great practical difficulties or hardship to the applicant. More specifically the Board shall not recommend nor shall the City Council decide upon a variance unless they determine, based upon the evidence presented to them, that:
   (A)   The property in question cannot yield a reasonable return if the district regulations are strictly applied; and
   (B)   The plight of the applicant is due to peculiar circumstance not of his own making; and
   (C)   The variance, if granted, will not be detrimental to the public health, safety, and welfare.
(Ord. 2831, passed 3-4-1999)