A permit that is only granted with the consent of the planning commission, and not as of right.
an activity which is permitted in a zone but which, because of some characteristics which are not entirely compatible with other uses allowed in the zone, cannot be permitted outright
a special use having some uncommon or unique characteristics, which is specifically listed and permitted in a particular zoning district
a use listed in the Zoning Bylaw which because of its location, size, or some other aspect of the use requires specific approval of the municipal Council before it can be established
a use that is permitted if the Planning Commission makes certain findings, including a finding that the use will not have an adverse affect on the community
a use that might be permitted in a Neighborhood Conservation district, but because of its nature requires special review by the Planning Commission, which then gives a recommendation to the City Council, then the City Council takes action
a use that would not be appropriate without restriction, but which is permitted provided that all performance standards and other requirements of this ordinance are met
a use which is permitted under a zoning ordinance, but which must meet certain conditions
A land use that is inconsistent with the current zoning for its location but is allowed on a discretionary and conditional basis by the Planning Commission and City Council. Examples of conditional uses are a day care facility in a residential area that cares for fifteen or more children, a club or lodge such as an Elks Lodge or Lions Club in residential areas, or a bar in any commercial area other than in the Central Business District.
Conditional use is a use for a property that is not allowed outright by zoning regulations, but may be allowed on a case-by-case basis, if certain conditions are met. The zoning regulations for the property include a list of the conditional uses possible. The planning department makes the determination.
A use which is not appropriate to a particular zone district as a whole, but may be suitable in certain localities within the district only when specific conditions and factors prescribed for such cases within the zoning ordinance are present. Conditional uses are allowed or denied by board of adjustment, planning commission, city council or hearings examiner.
A special use, or type of variance, allowing a different use of a property without the need for a change in zoning. A buyer is well advised to make a purchase agreement "subject to" obtaining a special use permit if they intend to continue the current use.