§ 153.250  INTENT.
   Special uses are uses of land specifically permitted within a zoning district only by the approval of the Planning Commission, following a review of the use and its potential impact on its surroundings.  Special uses are generally consistent with the purpose of the zoning district in which they are permitted but, due to unique operational characteristics, may not be desirable or compatible in all locations within the district. Factors such as traffic, hours of operation, noise, odor or similar potential nuisance effects require that the special use be evaluated relative to its appropriateness on a case-by-case basis. This article establishes the review procedure for special uses and the general standards that must be met for all special uses. In addition, more specific standards and requirements, as found in §§ 153.140 through 153.159 of this chapter, are established for certain individual uses to mitigate their potential negative impacts.
(Prior Code, § 5.130)