The City Council finds and determines that it is necessary to restrict further intensification of medical uses in the City in order to limit commercial intrusion into residential areas, prevent adverse traffic and parking impacts, maintain and promote the character and image of the City, foster economic vitality and encourage pedestrian activity in retail areas. The Medical Use Overlay Zone establishes a process to allow limited expansion of medical uses at appropriate locations in the City and in a manner that is consistent with the underlying zoning district and the elements of the general plan. These regulations impose additional requirements to ensure that a medical use shall not be incompatible with uses permitted in adjacent areas and will not result in negative long term impacts to the City. (Ord. 11-O-2602, eff. 2-11-2011)