Pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) Article 6.1, Section 9-462.01, within individual zones, there may be uses permitted on a conditional basis under which additional requirements for development must be met. The purpose of the Conditional Use Permit is to allow integration of uses into the community which may only be suitable in specific locations, or because of unusual operational or physical characteristics that require special consideration, or only if such uses are designed or developed to assure maximum compatibility with adjoining issues.
Conditions may be applied to the issuance of the permit such that the proposed land use would not be detrimental to persons residing or working in the vicinity, to adjacent property, to the neighborhood or to the public welfare in general. Under no circumstances shall any of the conditions of development be reduced below the minimum standards that are imposed upon any permitted land use within a given zoning district. A Conditional Use Permit may be granted only for those land uses expressly listed as such, and only after the Planning Commission has made a recommendation and the Common Council has authorized such use as evidenced by resolution. (Prior code § 5-1)