Special Use Request

 

If considering requesting a special/conditional use permit, please review the procedural steps below.  The special use application form is  included within the Permit Application forms provided within this site.

 

SPECIAL USE REQUIREMENTS

(AS OUTLINED BY EXCERPT FROM LUCE COUNTY ZONING ORDINANCE)

 

SECTION 11.08 USES BY SPECIAL APPROVAL

 

11.08.A GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

 

Uses by Special Approval where required, shall be subject to the provisions of the Zoning District wherein located in addition to the provisions of this section, to prevent conflict with or impairment of the primary uses of the District. Each such use shall be considered an individual case.

 

11.08.B SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

 

Written application addressed to the County Zoning Commission shall be made through the office of  the Zoning Administrator, and shall include the following:

  • Name of applicant and owner of premises.

  • Legally recorded description of premises.

  • Description of proposed use, including parking facilities, if required, and any exceptional traffic situation that the use may occasion. Also, a copy of an approved drive-way permit, if required.

  • Sketch drawn to scale showing size of building or structure and location of premises.

  • Sewage and waste disposal and water supply facilities, existent or proposed for installation.

  • Use of premises on all adjacent properties.

  • A statement by applicant appraising the effect of the proposed use on adjacent properties and the general development of the neighborhood.

 

The Zoning Administrator shall file his recommendations with the Zoning Commission which shall then make determination. The Commission may hold a public hearing upon the application. In reaching its determination, the Commission shall consider the following, among other things:

  • Whether the sewage disposal facilities and water supply will be safe and adequate.

  • Whether the location, use and the nature of the operation will be in conflict with the primary permitted uses of the District or neighborhood.

  • Whether the use will be more objectionable to adjacent and nearby properties than the operation of the primary uses of the District, by reason of traffic, noise, vibration, dust, fumes, smoke, odor, fire hazard, glare, flashing lights, or disposal of waste or sewage.

  • Whether the use will discourage or hinder the appropriate development and use of adjacent premises and neighborhood.

  • Whether the use will create a major traffic problem or hazard.

 

SECTION 11.09 UNLISTED PROPERTY USES AND BUILDINGS

 

The County Zoning Commission shall have the power, on written request of a property owner, to classify a use or building not specifically listed in any District with a comparable permitted or prohibited use specified in the ordinance, giving due consideration to the purposes of this ordinance as expressed by Section 1.01. When found incomparable, such use may be provided only by due amendment to the ordinance.

 

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