Conditional Use Permits
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♣What is a Conditional
All zoning districts contain land uses which
are normal and complementary to permitted uses in the district, but which,
because of their typical physical or operational characteristics, influence on
the traffic function of adjoining streets, or similar conditions are potentially
incompatible with adjacent activities and uses. A "conditional use" may be
permitted if the use can be designed and developed in a manner which assures
maximum compatibility with adjoining uses. The Planning and Zoning
Commission is empowered to grant or to deny applications for conditional use
permits, and to
♣The Application Process.
The Conditional Use Permit application
requests the following information:
●Name, address and telephone number of the applicant
●The location of property under consideration;
●Six (6) copies of the site plan, which must
contain the following information:
○ Lot dimensions
○ Location, size, height,
use and exterior materials of all buildings and
○ Size and dimensions of yards and space
○ Location and height of walls and fences
○ Location, number of spaces, dimensions,
circulation patterns, and surface
materials for all off-street parking and loading areas, driveways, access ways and
○ Location, dimensions, area, materials and
lighting of signs
○ Location and general nature of exterior
○ Street dedications and improvements
○ Existing and proposed grades and drainage
○ Size and location of all existing and
proposed public and private utilities.
easements must be shown.
○ Natural features such
as mesas, rock outcroppings, or streams and manmade
features such as existing roads and structures, with indication as
to which are to be
retained and which are to be removed or
○ Landscaping, including
all surfacing material around buildings and in all open
○ A vicinity sketch
showing the location of the site in relation to the surrounding
system. Adjacent properties and their uses shall be
○ A legal description of
the land include din the site plan and of the lot; the name,
address and telephone of the owner, developer and designer.
○ Any information which
the Zoning Director may find necessary to establish
compliance with this and other ordinances.
Please Note: The
applicant must supply
the names and addresses of all property
owners within 300 feet of the external
boundaries of the parcel under
The application is considered by the Planning
and Zoning Commission at a regular meeting to review the application and to
receive testimony from the applicant and any other person concerning the propose
development. Notice of the meeting shall contain the nature of the
Conditional Use Permit application and the date and time of the meeting.
Notice shall be given in the following manner: (1) Notices mailed to all
property owners within 300 feet of the external boundaries of the site under
(2) Notices posted on the site
At the Planning and Zoning Commission
meeting, the Commission may decide to set the matter or a public hearing.
In addition to the notice requirements above, notice must be published in the
newspaper of general circulation at least 15 days before the hearing. The
public hearing will be before the Planning and Zoning Commission. The
Commission will receive testimony from the applicant and other interested people
concerning the proposed use. The purpose of the hearing is to determine
what concerns, if any, exist for the public health, safety, peace, convenience,
comfort and general welfare of people residing, working or visiting the
neighborhood in particular, and the City as a whole.
The Commission may designate such conditions
in connection with the Conditional Use Permit as it deems necessary to secure
the intent and purposes of the General Plan and the Zoning Ordinance. The
Commission may also require such guarantees and evidence that such conditions
are being or will be complied with and may be deemed appropriate.
If the Commission finds that the applicant
and supporting information do not indicate that all applicable conditions and
requirements of the Zoning Ordinance will be met, the conditional Use Permit
will be denied or withdrawn.
If the Commission approves the
application, it shall direct the Zoning Director to issue a Conditional Use
Permit setting forth all conditions and requirements governing the proposed
development. If no appeal is filed with the City Council within seven (7)
days after Commission action, the action of the Commission shall be considered
final. The Conditional Use Permit will be in effect for the duration of the use
unless an amendment or revocation of the permit takes place.
Any aggrieved person may file a written
notice of appeal of the decision with the City Council within seven (7) days of
the Commission action. The item shall be placed on the next available
regular City Council meeting agenda.
Section 15-1-32 for
a complete list of requirements.
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