Lesson 2.2 – Determine The Gap

Determine The Gap:

With a basic understanding of the issues related to CUPs, the next step is to define the gap between where your community’s policies are today, and where they need to be. As the issues champion, you need to be sure that you can answer the following questions before you move on to the next step:

  • What is your municipality’s current policy on CUPs?
  • How often is an application turned into your municipality for a CUP?
  • What is the municipality’s current process for approving a CUP? How can this process better meet the needs of the community?
  • What would be the result of including a public hearing in your municipality’s CUP process? Are there certain types of conditional uses the public does not show up to comment on? Could those uses be rewritten with standard conditions to be allowed as a permitted use within certain zoning districts?

Once you know what council members are likely to ask about this proposed policy, you are ready to put it in front of them for their consideration.

Action Items:

Move to Lesson 3.1

Conditional Use Permit (CUP) Issue Briefing

  • Use the link above to download and distribute the conditional use permit (CUP) issue briefing.

Conditional Use Permit (CUP) Model Code

  • Use the link above to download and modify the word document containing the model code.

Conditional Use Permit (CUP) Model Ordinance

  • Use the link above to download and modify the word document containing the model ordinance.  Note: In order to complete the model ordinance you will need to cut the model code language you modify from the file above and paste into the document.

Sample Notice Language For Electronic Meetings

  • Use the link above to download a template to inform the public of what is taking place and how they can participate in your public meetings / hearings online.