What is a Conditional Use?

A Conditional Use is a use that is not principally permitted in a particular zoning district. Conditional Uses require a Planning Commission hearing, in order to determine if the proposed use is necessary and desirable to the neighborhood, whether it may potentially have a negative impact on the surrounding neighborhood, and whether the use complies with the General Plan. During this public hearing, the Planning Commission will "condition" the use by applying operational conditions that may mitigate neighborhood concerns, as well as apply conditions that may be required by the Community Development Department and the zoning code. Conditional Use Permits are entitlements that run with the property, not the operator.

A conditional use permit is required if the use is represented by a “C” in the Land Use Table.

To apply for a conditional use permit, please submit via the Citizen Self Service Portal.

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1. What is zoning?
2. What is a Conditional Use?
3. What is site plan review?
4. What is a variance?
5. What do I need to build an ADU (Additional Dwelling Unit)?