The purpose of a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) is to allow the establishment of uses which may be suitable only in certain locations in a zoning district or only when subject to standards and conditions that assure compatibility with adjoining uses. Conditional uses are those uses which are generally compatible with the permitted land uses in a given zoning district but require individual review and approval by City Council. The review may include analysis of proposed location, design and configuration, and result in conditions of approval in order to ensure the appropriateness of the use at a particular location, under particular circumstances. Only those uses enumerated as conditional uses in a particular zoning district (Chapter 2, Land Use Matrix, UDC), or those nonconforming uses which are damaged or destroyed, and which are permitted to be reestablished under the Unified Development Code, shall be authorized as conditional uses. The CUP application must be accompanied by a Site Plan.
Upon submittal of a CUP Application, the Planning Department will schedule a Joint Special Meeting before the Planning and Zoning Commission and the City Council. The Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council shall jointly conduct a meeting to discuss the application. The City Council shall be the final decision maker regarding whether to approve, approve with conditions or modifications, or deny the permit.