10-3-5: VARIANCES:
   (A)   The commission may grant a variance to authorize a specific exception to any regulation of this title in accordance with the procedure specified in section 10-3-6 of this chapter.
   (B)   The commission may grant variances from the terms of the zoning regulations contained in this title only when, because of special circumstances applicable to the property, including size, shape, topography, location or surroundings, the strict application of this title deprives such property of privileges enjoyed by other property in the vicinity and under identical zoning classification.
Any variance granted shall be subject to such conditions as will assure that the adjustment thereby authorized shall not constitute a grant of special privileges inconsistent with the limitations upon other properties in the vicinity and zone in which such property is situated.
A variance shall not be granted for a parcel of property which authorizes a use or activity which is not otherwise expressly authorized by the zone regulations governing the parcel of property or for purposes of granting density greater than that permitted in the zone. The provisions of this section shall not apply to conditional use permits. (Ord. 1474, 1-8-1991)