Conditional Zoning is intended for use in unique development scenarios when a development proposal does not fit into a conventional zoning district, but may be desirable and compatible with an area depending on the specific details of the project and its surroundings. The conditional zoning process gives the City sufficient flexibility to determine whether a specific project on a given site will be compatible with the environment and the Comprehensive Plan.
In considering a request for a Conditional Zoning District, the Planning Board and City Council may approve conditions or use limitations that are mutually agreeable to the applicant, property owner, and the City, thereby establishing a realm of acceptability for the development. Conditional Zoning is a legislative process requiring the Planning Board to review and make a recommendation to the City Council on the request. The Conditional Zoning District is adopted as a map amendment and by ordinance.