Most zoning districts have various permitted uses. The purpose of a “use permit” is to allow for special consideration of certain specified uses which may or may not be compatible with an area depending on the specifics of the particular project. In reviewing a use permit application, the staff and Planning Commission will evaluate such items as building placement and size, traffic generation, noise, hours of operation, adequacy of parking, circulation, proposed merchandise, landscaping, overall compatibility of the use with adjoining properties, other related development impacts, etc.. Conditions may be imposed as necessary to insure that the proposed use will be compatible with the environment.
Examples of business uses that require a Conditional Use Permit include: adult-oriented businesses, amusement arcades which constitutes a poolroom, billiard or social club, and businesses planning to provide entertainment or serve alcohol.