What is a conditional use?

In contrast to a use permitted by right on the property, a “conditional use” is “a use, which, because of the special nature of its activities or potential adverse effect on surrounding and adjoining properties, requires additional restrictions to those provided for other uses in the same district.” See definition of “Conditional Use” in the Glossary, Article VII.

Section 150.98 requires the planning director to review any conditional use application and allows the director to establish specific requirements for the proposed conditional use, including but not limited to, setbacks, buffers, hours of operation, noise transmission, height limits, and parking provisions.

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1. What changes were made to the Pedestrian - Residential District in the Revised Draft Zoning Code Update?
2. Where is the revised Pedestrian Residential District located?
3. What are the goals of the PR District?
4. How will the PR District affect existing properties?
5. What are the lot standards in the revised Pedestrian - Residential District?
6. Is the front yard setback changing?
7. Why are lot standards changing?
8. What types of small businesses are permitted in the PR District?
9. Why are there only limited types of small businesses allowed in the PR District?
10. What is a conditional use?
11. Does the City allow commercial uses in all residential zones and districts?
12. How does the Zoning Code impact the rental market?
13. Will the PR District mean increased traffic and where will additional cars park?
14. Will density increase in the PR District?
15. Will the PR District result in fewer trees and greenspace?
16. Who is ZoneCo?
17. Are zoning changes being proposed for all neighborhoods?
18. Will this harm historical properties?