Chapter 18.48
CONDITIONAL USES

Sections:

18.48.010    Purpose.

18.48.020    Conditional uses designated.

18.48.030    Permit – Application.

18.48.040    Permit – Public hearing.

18.48.050    Permit – Criteria to grant.

18.48.060    Performance security.

18.48.070    Reapplication after permit denial.

18.48.010 Purpose.

It is the purpose of this chapter to establish review and permit approval procedures for unusual or unique types of land uses which, due to their nature, require special consideration of their impact on the neighborhood and land uses in the vicinity. The conditional uses may be located by special permission of the hearing examiner under such conditions as the hearing examiner may impose. (Ord. 1694 § 1, 1995)

18.48.020 Conditional uses designated.

The conditional uses listed in each district shall require a conditional use permit in order to locate and operate in an appropriate zone district within the city. (Ord. 1694 § 1, 1995)

18.48.030 Permit – Application.

Application for conditional use permit shall be made in accordance with chapter 18.56 SMC. (Ord. 1694 § 1, 1995)

18.48.040 Permit – Public hearing.

Public hearing(s) and public notice shall be made in accordance with chapter 18.56 SMC. (Ord. 1694 § 1, 1995)

18.48.050 Permit – Criteria to grant.

The hearing examiner shall be guided by the following criteria in granting a conditional use permit:

A. The proposed use will not be materially detrimental to the public welfare or injurious to the property or improvements in the vicinity of the proposed use or in the district in which the subject property is situated;

B. The proposed use shall meet or exceed the performance standards that are required in the district it will occupy;

C. The proposed development shall be compatible generally with the surrounding land uses in terms of traffic and pedestrian circulation, building and site design;

D. The proposed use shall be in keeping with the goals and policies of the Sumner comprehensive plan;

E. All measures have been taken to minimize the possible adverse impacts which the proposed use may have on the area in which it is located. (Ord. 1694 § 1, 1995)

18.48.060 Performance security.

A performance bond or other adequate and appropriate security may be required by the hearing examiner for any elements of the proposed project which the hearing examiner determines are crucial to the protection of the public welfare. Such bond shall be in an amount equal to 100 percent of the cost of the installation or construction of the applicable improvements. (Ord. 1694 § 1, 1995)

18.48.070 Reapplication after permit denial.

An application for a conditional use permit which has been denied may not be resubmitted within six months from the date of hearing examiner disapproval. (Ord. 1694 § 1, 1995)