Decision on the Project

The Planning Commission is responsible for reviewing all site plans.  The Planning Commission will approve, approve with conditions or deny the site plan.  In approving the site plan, the Planning Commission must be able to make the following findings:

A.  That all applicable, codes, ordinances and development standards are complied with;

B.  The following are so arranged that traffic congestion is avoided and pedestrian and vehicular safety and welfare are protected, and there will be no adverse effect on surrounding property:

1.  facilities, improvements and utilities;

2.  vehicular ingress, egress and internal circulation;

3.  setbacks;

4.  height of buildings;

5.  location of service use areas,

6.  fences, walls, and hedges,

7.  landscaping and irrigation.

C.  The proposed lighting is so arranged as to deflect the light away from adjoining properties;

D.  The proposed signs will not by size, location, or lighting interfere with traffic or limit visibility.

E.  That certain conditions of approval are deemed necessary to protect the public health, safety and welfare.  Conditions may include requirements involving the following:

1.  Yards, spaces, and buffers.

2.  Fences and walls.

3.  Enclosure of storage areas and limitation on out-of-door display of merchandise.

4.  Grading, surfacing and drainage improvements.

5.  Vehicular ingress and egress.

6.  Regulation of signs.

7.  Landscaping, irrigation and maintenance thereof.

8.  Fire prevention equipment and measures.

9.  Regulation of noise, vibration, odors, electrical discharge or interference.

10.  Regulation of lighting.

11.  Street dedication and improvements.

12.  Such other conditions as could make possible the development of the City in an orderly and efficient manner and in conformity with the intent and purposes set forth in the zoning ordinance.

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