Conditional uses may only be granted in the Mixed Use Zone Districts. Each Mixed Use Zone District lists permitted uses and conditional uses. Permitted uses are allowed uses "by right." Conditional uses are land uses that may or may not be compatible with the surrounding area and require additional review of the proposed use and site design to ensure that there will be minimal impact.
The Conditional Use Permit (CUP) process is the process by which a proposed conditional use is reviewed and approved. Factors under consideration for review of a conditional use include the design of the property, the operation of the use, and likely impacts on adjacent properties. Review of a proposed conditional use will include review of a site plan. If a CUP is approved, it can be vested with the land in perpetuity, can be granted only to the applicant, or can be granted for a specific period of time.