Approved - 6 to 0.

NorthStar Towing Impound Yard Conditional Use Permit (CUP)

Case: CUP-2020-754
Consider a request by NorthStar Towing to operate an Impound Yard on 1.66 acres, located at 640 W. Gunnison Avenue.
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Decision Making Criteria

Per Section 21.02.110 of the Zoning and Development Code, the Planning Commission shall base its decision in consideration of the extent to which the applicant demonstrates the following criteria have been met:

(1) District Standards. The underlying zoning districts standards established in Chapter 21.03 GJMC, except density when the application is pursuant to GJMC 21.08.020(c);

(2) Specific Standards. The use-specific standards established in Chapter 21.04 GJMC;

(3) Availability of Complementary Uses. Other uses complementary to, and supportive of, the proposed project shall be available including, but not limited to: schools, parks, hospitals, business and commercial facilities, and transportation facilities;

(4) Compatibility with Adjoining Properties. Compatibility with and protection of neighboring properties through measures such as:

(i) Protection of Privacy. The proposed plan shall provide reasonable visual and auditory privacy for all dwelling units located within and adjacent to the site. Fences, walls, barriers and/or vegetation shall be arranged to protect and enhance the property and to enhance the privacy of on-site and neighboring occupants;

(ii) Protection of Use and Enjoyment. All elements of the proposed plan shall be designed and arranged to have a minimal negative impact on the use and enjoyment of adjoining property;

(iii) Compatible Design and Integration. All elements of a plan shall coexist in a harmonious manner with nearby existing and anticipated development. Elements to consider include: buildings, outdoor storage areas and equipment, utility structures, building and paving coverage, landscaping, lighting, glare, dust, signage, views, noise, and odors. The plan must ensure that noxious emissions and conditions not typical of land uses in the same zoning district will be effectively confined so as not to be injurious or detrimental to nearby properties.

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