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(a) When Required. A Site Plan Permit shall be required to authorize:
(1) Compliance with Division 2. The alteration, construction, or expansion of every legally established use that is allowed by a land use zoning district subject to a Site Plan Permit in compliance with Division 2 (Land Use Zoning Districts and Allowable Land Uses); provided, the use complies with all applicable development standards identified in this Development Code, an adopted specific plan or adopted by the Board;
(2) Provision of Additional Parking. A change or expansion of any use that would require the provision of additional parking in compliance with Chapter 83.11 (Parking and Loading Standards); and
(3) Publicly Owned Institutional Structures. The alteration, disturbance, or expansion of an existing publicly owned institutional structure that is less than 10,000 square feet in area and is proposed to be expanded by no more than 5,000 square feet.
(b) Exceptions. A Site Plan Permit will not be allowed for any project that is located within a City Sphere of Influence, a designated redevelopment area or along a designated State highway. In such cases, the review and approval of a Minor Use Permit, in compliance with Chapter 85.06 will be required.
(c) Exempt from CEQA. A Site Plan Permit application shall be determined exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in compliance with State law and the County’s Environmental Review Guidelines or it shall be processed as a Conditional Use Permit or Minor Use Permit.
(Ord. 4011, passed - -2007)