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The planning commission and city council shall consider the following criteria in their review of zoning change requests. Proposed zoning change amendments that satisfy all of the criteria may be approved.
(a) The requested zoning change is justified by a change in conditions since the previous zoning classification was established or by an error in the zoning map.
(b) The city and other agencies will be able to provide necessary public services, facilities, and programs to serve the development allowed by the new zoning classification at the time the property is developed.
(c) The proposed amendment is consistent with the purpose of this Land Development Code, the adopted Shape Sioux Falls 2035 Comprehensive Plan and other adopted policies of the city.
(d) No proposed amendment shall be allowed that is a spot zoning. Spot zoning is a rezoning of a lot or parcel to benefit an owner for a use that is incompatible with surrounding land uses and that does not further the Shape Sioux Falls 2035 Comprehensive Plan. Spot zoning does not necessarily occur when there is an isolated parcel that is zoned differently than the adjacent zoning. Spot zoning occurs only when all of the following situations occur:
(1) A small parcel of land is singled out for special and privileged treatment.
(2) The singling out is not in the public interest but only for the benefit of the land owner.
(3) The action is not in accord with the Shape Sioux Falls 2035 Comprehensive Plan.
(Ord. 9-13, passed 3-19-2013)