What is a conditional use permit and how do I get one?
The City defines a conditional use permit as a use that because of special requirements or characteristics may be allowed in a particular zoning district only after review of the impact the use presents on neighboring properties and demonstrated compliance with certain conditions. Conditional use permits may be approved administratively (by staff) with a valid building permit or business license application. The City's Zoning Ordinance lists those uses that are allowed with approval of a conditional use permit. Individual desiring to apply for a conditional use permit must obtain an application packet from the Planning and Zoning Department. When filing the application, the applicant must provide evidence that the conditional use complies with the requirements listed within the Zoning Ordinance.
What is a Setback
A setback is the minimum distance by which any building or structure (e.g. storage shed, detached garage, casita, sign, etc..) must be separated from a street right-of-way or property line.