There will be no variances or exceptions granted in whole or in part of this chapter, except in the following instances.
Upon application and allegations in writing that extraordinary hardship may result from strict compliance with these regulations, the case may be referred to the City Planning Commission for the purpose of hearing the cause and determining substitute regulations to accommodate the specific hardships. If by adopting the substitute regulations substantial justice may be done and the public interest may be secured, the Planning Commission may adopt the substitute regulations in lieu of the regulations causing hardship, provided that such variation will not have the effect of nullifying the intent and purpose of the Comprehensive Master Plan or of the spirit of these regulations.
The standards and requirements of these regulations may be modified by the Planning Commission in the case of a plan and program for a new town, a complete community or a neighborhood unit which, in the judgment of the Planning Commission, provide adequate public spaces and improvements for the circulation, recreation, light, air and service needs of the tract when fully developed and populated and which also provide the covenants or other legal provisions as will assure conformity to and achievement of the Comprehensive Master Plan.
In granting variances and modifications, the Planning Commission may require such conditions as will, in its judgment, secure substantially the objectives of the standards or requirements so varied or modified.