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The applicant may request and the community development director may grant a modification to the requirements of this chapter under one or more of the following circumstances:

A. The existing or finished grade of the subject property or adjoining property decreases or eliminates the need for the required landscaping;

B. The modification will be more beneficial to the adjoining property than the required landscaping by causing less impairment of view or sunlight;

C. It is reasonable to anticipate that the adjoining property will be rezoned in the near future to a zone which would require no buffer or a less intensive buffer, based on land use designations in the adopted Imagine Bothell... Comprehensive Plan;

D. The modification is necessary to allow for maximum efficiency of an active or passive solar energy system on the subject property or a nearby adjoining property;

E. The required landscaping would substantially conflict with existing utility lines;

F. If required biofiltration swales are required and proposed within landscape areas; provided the intent for the required type of landscaping is met by meandering the swale or increasing the landscape buffer to accommodate both;

G. If there are unique or unusual existing site configurations or structures which preclude landscaping requirements, they may be transferred elsewhere on-site;

H. If application of these landscaping standards would block transmission or reception of a telecommunications signal. (Ord. 1904 § 1, 2003; Ord. 1815 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1629 § 1, 1996. Formerly 12.18.150).