Conditional uses are those types of uses, which, due to their nature, need to be considered relative to the health, safety, welfare or property values of the neighborhood and the surrounding environment. Within various zoning districts, conditional uses may be permitted only after compliance with specified conditions as established by the City’s Zoning Regulations and by the Planning Commission. A conditional use must be listed as an allowed use under the conditional use provisions the Zoning Regulations consider to be a permit.
The Planning Commission holds a public hearing on each proposed Conditional Use Permit
Application and is considered the final body in reviewing these types of applications. 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. The application includes a filing fee in addition to the retainer costs.
Applicants are required to send return receipt certified letters to property owners within 200 feet of the subject property. In addition, under the City's Citizen Participation Policy, applicants also send first class mail notification to adjacent homes associations and hold a neighborhood meeting on the proposed project.
The applicant must submit fourteen copies of a site plan for the property of which the Conditional Use Permit applies and one copy of any other information that may be helpful to the Planning Commission when reviewing the application.
The application includes a filing fee, which is required for each request.
Click here to download the Conditional Use Permit application.