When is a variance required?

A variance is a modification of the specific provisions of this zoning ordinance granted by City Council following a duly advertised public hearing. A variance is required when strict enforcement of the zoning ordinance would cause undue hardship owing to circumstances unique to the individual property on which the variance is granted, and
1.There are extraordinary and exceptional conditions pertaining to the particular property in question because of its size, shape or topography;
2.The application of this zoning ordinance to the particular piece of property would create an unnecessary hardship;
3.Such conditions are peculiar to the particular piece of property involved;
4.Such conditions are not the result of any actions of the property owner; or
5.Relief, if granted, would not cause substantial detriment to the public good nor impair the purposes or intent of this zoning ordinance.

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