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Conditional Use Permit
What is the Purpose of a Conditional Use Permit?
The purpose of the Conditional Use Permit (CUP) is to allow types of use that have some special impact or uniqueness that needs to be evaluated for a particular location. The CUP process provides the city with the means to review the location, design, configuration of uses and potential impacts and compatibility with the surrounding area. 

The Land Development Code allows conditional uses to be authorized by the city council after review by the planning commission. CUPs are attached to a specific applicant and do not allow for a right of assignment to subsequent owners. Unless approved by city council, CUPs do not "run with the land" like zoning or variance case.

When is a CUP Required?
The Use Table in the Land Development Code denotes when a CUP is needed by zoning district.

  1. Schedule a pre-application meeting to discuss the conditional use proposal and help identify the requirements and process for the application.
  2. Submit a completed application, associated materials, and the non-refundable fees to the city. The application will be assigned a staff single point of contact and reviewed for completeness. The application will be sent to various departments and outside agencies for comment and discussion.
  3. After a three-week period which includes a city development review meeting, the applicant will receive a comment letter stating additional items that must be addressed or clarified.
  4. The applicant addresses these comments and resubmits information to the city.This process continues until all the comments have been successfully addressed by the applicant and the application is ready for the public hearings.
  5. Occasionally, the city may require a neighborhood meeting when it appears that an application may have significant neighborhood impacts.
  6. Approval requires a public hearing before the planning commission and the city council. The applicant or owner is required to attend both of these meetings.
  7. About seven to ten days prior to each hearing date the property will be posted with a sign and public hearing notices will appear in the newspaper. Additionally, neighbors will be notified by letter, about the request.