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(a) Unless otherwise specified, the Planning Commission shall be responsible for reviewing and deciding upon all requests for conditional uses.
(b) Requests for approval of a conditional use shall be submitted to the Zoning Administrator on a form for that purpose, along with an application fee and a final site plan as specified in Chapter 1145. The Zoning Administrator shall review the application and final site plan for completeness, as well as conformance with the requirements of the zoning district in which the property is located and the applicable standards for the use as specified in this chapter. If the application and plan are complete, the material will be forwarded to the Planning Commission for action; provided, if the subject property is located within the design review overlay district or on property containing a designated historic or landmark structure, the materials shall also be forwarded to the Design Review Board for review and comment.
(c) The Planning Commission or Design Review Board, as applicable, shall review the application, site plan and any supplementary materials, and shall conduct a public hearing which shall be held at the next available meeting following receipt of the application and acknowledgement by the Zoning Administrator that the application is complete.
(1) Before holding the public hearing, notice shall be given in one or more newspapers of general circulation in the City at least seven (7) days before the date of the hearing. The notice shall set the time and place of the hearing and the nature of the proposed conditional use.
(2) Before holding the public hearing, written notice shall also be mailed by first class mail at least ten (10) days before the hearing to all owners of property abutting and directly across the street from any part of the premises for which a conditional use is being requested.
(d) Following the public hearing, the Planning Commission or Design Review Board, as applicable, shall consider recommendations from City staff and comments from the public. Based on this input and the conformance of the request with the general standards of Section 1143.03 and any specific standards of this chapter related to the proposed conditional use, the application shall be approved, approved with conditions, tabled or denied.
(e) If an application for conditional use is found to meet all applicable standards of this Ordinance, it shall be approved.
(f) If denied, the applicant may appeal the decision to the appropriate court in accordance with Chapter 2505 and 2506 of the Ohio Revised Code.
(Ord. 4-21. Passed 1-4-21.)