Public utility uses and distribution equipment for a public utility, if essential in a district, shall be permitted in any zoning district.  However, where such public utility uses are proposed to be located across or on unplatted lands, such uses shall be subject to the issuance of conditional use permits in accordance with Section 1262.07. Utility structures, located in easements obtained by the utility company on privately owned property, shall be screened and landscaped as required by the Planning Commission and Section 1288.04(b).
   The regulations herein governing lot size shall not apply to any lot designed or intended for a public utility and public service use when the area involved is deemed appropriate for such use by the Planning Commission.
(Ord. 97-215.  Passed 4-21-98; Ord. 05-58. Passed 7-19-05.)