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(a) Hardship. The Planning Commission may permit variances from these Regulations and Zoning Ordinances provided that such variances are not in conflict with the intent and purposes of these Regulations. In granting variances, modifications or waivers, the Planning Commission may require such conditions as will, in its judgment, secure substantially the objectives of the standards and requirements so affected.
(b) Cluster and Planned Unit Developments. Zoning Code requirements relative to area, height, bulk and placement, as they are usually applicable to single lots and buildings, would in certain case of large scale developments have results affording less protection to the public health, safety and welfare than if a degree of flexibility were permitted. Permitting these planned projects as special exceptions can, in certain cases, increase their desirability and convenience to the residents and users of the planned projects without adversely affecting adjoining property.
(c) Procedure. The developer shall submit an application for a variance, modification or waiver in writing to the Planning Commission simultaneously with the preliminary plat for the subdivision. The application shall explain in detail the reasons for and facts supporting the request.
(Ord. 1970-232. Passed 9-15-71; Ord. 98-114. Passed 9-1-98.)