SEC. 16-446.  SENIOR AND/OR SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES.
   (A)   A senior and/or senior assisted living residential facility may be approved as a planned residential group by issuance of a special use permit in accordance with sections 16-530 to 16-553 of this code. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the requirements of section 16-531 shall not apply to a special use permit for a senior and/or senior assisted living residential facility.
   (B)   In addition to the requirements of sections 16-530 to 16-553, an applicant for a senior and/or senior assisted living residential facility shall evaluate parking, including resident, guest, employee and shuttle parking, through a parking study. The parking study shall be based on intended population level of assistance, project location and proximity to public transportation and services for senior citizens. The applicant shall prepare and submit the parking study for review and approval by the city traffic engineer. Once the city traffic engineer approves the traffic study, said study shall be submitted with any special use permit submitted pursuant to this section to the planning commission for review and approval.
   (C)   The planning commission may grant a special use permit pursuant the requirements of this section and sections 16-530 to 16-553 of this code for a senior and/or senior assisted living residential facility planned residential group to permit departures from the development standards of the zone in which the use is located and to permit departures from the attached dwelling unit development standards when such action is in accordance with the basic principles and intent of this chapter and the planning commission finds and determines all of the following:
      (1)   The residential use proposed is permitted within the zone and is in conformance with the general plan;
      (2)   Through project design features and conditions, the residential use will not adversely affect or be materially detrimental to adjacent uses, buildings or structures or to the public health, safety or general welfare;
      (3)   The site that is subject to the special use permit is adequately served by sufficient parking as demonstrated in the submitted parking study;
      (4)   The site that is subject to the special use permit will be served by streets and highways adequate in width and structure to carry the kind and quantity of traffic such use will generate; and
      (5)   The applicant has demonstrated that the proposed population densities can be accommodated by existing and future public facilities, services and infrastructure such as sewerage, water, fire protection and storm drainage facilities.
(Ord. No. 2896)