The purpose and intent of allowing interim uses is to allow a use or activity that is presently acceptable, but that with anticipated development, redevelopment, or identifiable change may not be acceptable in the future.



A. Existing Uses.   Uses defined as interim uses which presently exist and which were legally established within a respective zoning district shall be considered approved.

B. New Uses.  Uses defined as interim uses which do not presently exist within a respective zoning district shall be processed according to the standards and procedures for a conditional use permit as established by Section 1204.



An interim use shall comply with the following:

A. Existing Uses.   Shall be in conformance with zoning and building standards in effect at the time of initial construction and development and shall continue to be governed by such regulations in the future.

B. New Uses.

1. Conforms to all zoning regulations as otherwise applicable.

2. The  date  or  event  that  will  terminate  the  use  can  be  identified  with certainty.

3. The existence of the use will not impose additional costs on the public if it is necessary for the public to take the property in the future; and

4. The user agrees to any conditions that the City Council deems appropriate for permission of the use.

C. Existing Uses and New Uses.

1. Shall maintain harmony and compatibility with surrounding uses and with the architectural character and design standards of existing uses and development.

2. Conforms with all performance standards contained in this Ordinance (i.e., parking, noise, etc.).

3. Shall have no detrimental effect upon the property values or the general health, safety, and welfare of the surrounding uses and property owners.

4. Traffic  generated  by  the  use  does  not  overburden  or  exceed  the capabilities of streets and other public services and facilities, including parks, schools, streets and utilities serving the area.



An  interim  use  shall  terminate  on  the  happening  of  any  of  the  following  events, whichever first occurs:

A. The date or event stated in the permit or ordinance.

B. Upon violation of conditions under which the permit was issued.

C. Upon  change  in  the  City's  zoning  regulations  which  renders  the  use  non- conforming.

D. The redevelopment of the use and property upon which it is located to permitted or conditional use as allowed within the respective zoning district.