The Planning Department processes requests for a Conditional Use Permits.
A conditional use permit is a zoning exception which allows the property owner use of his land in a way not otherwise permitted within the particular zoning district.
A zoning ordinance cannot account for every situation, and exceptions such as the conditional use permit gives the zoning authority discretion to allow uses otherwise prohibited in the specific district for the benefit of the neighborhood. A conditional use permit is commonly granted to add commercial, education, or religious services to residential zones.
A conditional use permit is designed to allow flexibility within the zoning laws. Churches, schools, and small or home-based businesses in residential neighborhoods are all products of the conditional use permit which allows an exception to the zoning law.
The Alpine Design Staff can assist you in preparing your Conditional Use Permit Application.
We look forward to assisting you with your Conditional Use Application.