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A. Approval Criteria. A Conditional Use Permit shall be granted if the approval authority finds that the application meets all of the following criteria, or can be made to conform through the imposition of conditions.

1. That the use would be in conformance with all standards within the zoning district in which the use is proposed to be located, and in conformance with relevant Comprehensive plan policies that are not implemented by any City, State, or Federal law or program.

2. That adequate capacity of City facilities for water, sewer, electricity, urban storm drainage, paved access to and throughout the development, and adequate transportation can and will be provided to the subject property.

3. That the conditional use will have no greater adverse material effect on the livability of the impact area when compared to the development of the subject lot with the target use of the zone, pursuant with subsection 18.5.4.050.A.5, below. When evaluating the effect of the proposed use on the impact area, the following factors of livability of the impact area shall be considered in relation to the target use of the zone.

a. Similarity in scale, bulk, and coverage.

b. Generation of traffic and effects on surrounding streets. Increases in pedestrian, bicycle, and mass transit use are considered beneficial regardless of capacity of facilities.

c. Architectural compatibility with the impact area.

d. Air quality, including the generation of dust, odors, or other environmental pollutants.

e. Generation of noise, light, and glare.

f. The development of adjacent properties as envisioned in the Comprehensive Plan.

g. Other factors found to be relevant by the approval authority for review of the proposed use.

4. A conditional use permit shall not allow a use that is prohibited or one that is not permitted pursuant to this ordinance.

5. For the purposes of reviewing conditional use permit applications for conformity with the approval criteria of this subsection, the target uses of each zone are as follows.

a. WR and RR. Residential use complying with all ordinance requirements, developed at the density permitted by chapter 18.2.5 Standards for Residential Zones.

b. R-1. Residential use complying with all ordinance requirements, developed at the density permitted by chapter 18.2.5 Standards for Residential Zones.

c. R-2 and R-3. Residential use complying with all ordinance requirements, developed at the density permitted by chapter 18.2.5 Standards for Residential Zones.

d. C-1. The general retail commercial uses listed in chapter 18.2.2 Base Zones and Allowed Uses, developed at an intensity of 0.35 floor to area ratio, complying with all ordinance requirements; and within the Detailed Site Review overlay, at an intensity of 0.50 floor to area ratio, complying with all ordinance requirements.

e. C-1-D. The general retail commercial uses listed in chapter 18.2.2 Base Zones and Allowed Uses, developed at an intensity of 1.00 gross floor to area ratio, complying with all ordinance requirements.

f. E-1. The general office uses listed in chapter 18.2.2 Base Zones and Allowed Uses, developed at an intensity of 0.35 floor to area ratio, complying with all ordinance requirements; and within the Detailed Site Review overlay, at an intensity of 0.50 floor to area ratio, complying with all ordinance requirements.

g. M-1. The general light industrial uses listed in chapter 18.2.2 Base Zones and Allowed Uses, complying with all ordinance requirements.

h. CM-C1. The general light industrial uses listed in chapter 18.3.2 Croman Mill District, developed at an intensity of 0.50 gross floor to area ratio, complying with all ordinance requirements.

i. CM-OE and CM-MU. The general office uses listed in chapter 18.3.2 Croman Mill District, developed at an intensity of 0.60 gross floor to area, complying with all ordinance requirements.

k. CM-NC. The retail commercial uses listed in chapter 18.3.2 Croman Mill District, developed at an intensity of 0.60 gross floor to area ratio, complying with all ordinance requirements.

l. HC, NM, and SOU. The permitted uses listed in chapters 18.3.3 Health Care Services, 18.3.5 North Mountain Neighborhood, and 18.3.6 Southern Oregon University District, respectively, complying with all ordinance requirements.

B. Conditions of Approval. The approval authority may impose conditions that are found necessary to ensure that the use is compatible with other uses in the vicinity, and that the negative impact of the proposed use on the surrounding uses and public facilities is minimized. These conditions include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following.

1. Limiting the hours, days, place, and/or manner of operation.

2. Specifying the period of time within which the proposed use shall be developed.

3. Limiting the duration of use.

4. Requiring site or architectural design features that minimize environmental impacts such as noise, vibration, exhaust/emissions, light, glare, erosion, odor and/or dust, in addition to the requirements of part 18.4 Site Development and Design Standards.

5. Requiring larger setback areas, and/or building separation.

6. Requiring architectural design features such as building materials, textures, colors, and architectural features that address architectural compatibility with the impact area.

7. Designating the size, number, location, and/or design of vehicle and pedestrian access points or parking and loading areas.

8. Requiring street right-of-way to be dedicated and street improvements made, or the installation of pathways or sidewalks, as applicable, consistent with the requirements of chapter 18.4.6 Public Facilities. Alternatively, the City may require the owner sign a non-remonstrance agreement and consent to participate in the costs of providing such improvements, per section 18.4.6.030.

9. Requiring landscaping, screening, drainage, water quality facilities, and/or improvement of parking and loading areas, in addition to the requirements of part 18.4 Site Development and Development Standards.

10. Regulation of building materials, textures, colors, and architectural features.

11. Limiting the number, size, location, height and/or lighting of signs;

12. Limiting or setting standards for the location, type, design, and/or intensity of outdoor lighting.

13. Requiring berms, screening, or landscaping and the establishment of standards for their installation and maintenance.

14. Requiring and designating the size, height, location, and/or materials for fences and walls.

15. Requiring the protection and preservation of existing trees, soils, vegetation, watercourses, habitat areas, drainage areas, historic resources, cultural resources, and/or sensitive lands.

16. Requiring improvements to water, sanitary sewer, or storm drainage systems, in conformance with City standards.

17. The approval authority may require renewal of Conditional Use Permits annually or in accordance with another timetable as approved pursuant to this chapter. Where applicable, the timetable shall provide for periodic review and renewal, or expiration, of the Conditional Use Permit to ensure compliance with conditions of approval; such period review may occur through a Type I or Type II review process, pursuant to chapter 18.5.1.

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