Special use permits are required for specific uses which are not allowed outright under the existing zoning. These types of uses are reviewed for their impact on the health, safety, welfare or property values of the immediate neighborhood and must be compatible with the surrounding properties. For a listing of special uses per zoning district see (insert section to the code). Special use permits require a public hearing before the Planning Commission and then are forwarded to the City Council for consideration. The Planning Commission public hearing is considered the official public hearing for the proposed special use permit.
The applicant must pay all costs incurred by the City, including publication costs, consultant's charges for application review, any court reporter costs, and costs of the original transcript of the hearing of the Planning Commission and copies of the same. With the payment of the filing fee, the applicant must include a cost advance with each application to be used by the City to pay for said costs. Applicants must pay the city for costs exceeding the stipulated cost advance. If costs are less than the stipulated advance, the City will refund the difference.
Fourteen copies of the site plan must be submitted for the Planning Commission to review. Please send fourteen copies of any other information which could be helpful to the Planning Commission. Applicants must submit copies of all license or regulatory documentation required by outside private and public organizations.
Click here to download a special use permit application.