A Conditional Use is a use permissible within a district other than a principally permitted use, which requires a Conditional Use Certificate, and approval by the Board of Zoning Appeals. A school or church in a district zoned residential is an example of a Conditional Use. Conditional Uses have some special impact or uniqueness which requires careful review of the location and design to determine the desirability of permitting their establishment on any given site.
There are four general standards considered by the board and applicable to all conditional uses:
1. compliance with the spirit and intent of the Zoning Resolution and the zone district
2. determination that the proposed use will not have an adverse affect on adjacent property or the public health, safety, morals and general welfare
3. protection of natural, scenic, and historic features to the greatest extent practicable
4. consistency with adopted plans