Conditional use permits are discretionary Planning Department permits which allow flexibility in providing for, regulating or preventing various uses so they will be compatible with existing neighborhoods or desired conditions in neighborhoods. Conditional Use Permits (CUPs) can be approved, approved with conditions, or denied based on specific findings.
Use permit approval is required for certain uses so that their detrimental effects can be reduced or avoided and potential conflicts in land use can be prevented. This is necessary because of the wide variety of uses that are allowed within zone districts and because of the variety of existing sites, varied site conditions and land uses found in the community. Typically, the Planning Commission reviews and takes final action on CUPs. Appeals of Planning Commission actions on CUPs are considered by the City Council, which would then take final action on the matter.
A conditional use permit shall not be granted unless the applicant demonstrates that the proposed land use will be detrimental to the health, safety or general welfare of the community. Any permit that is granted is subject to such conditions of approval as may be necessary to protect the health, safety or general welfare of the community. Conditions of approval may include, but are not limited to: hours of operation, duration, site improvements (e.g. access, parking, landscaping, fencing, signage), off-site improvements (e.g. trails, frontage improvements, street trees), and architectural design. (Title 9, Section 1828, Jurupa Valley Municipal Code)