Permit Process

Mt. Pleasant MI City Administration Planning Zoning 48858 Isabella County

Special Use Permit

City Code § 154.171 SPECIAL USE PERMITS

  1. (A) Criteria for special use permits.
    1. (1) The special use shall be one listed as a permitted special use for the zoning district in which the property is located and the special use shall be consistent with the intent and purpose of this chapter and the objectives of the currently adopted Master Plan.
    2. (2) The special use shall be designed, constructed and maintained in a manner which reflects or enhances the character of the surrounding neighborhood within 300 feet measured lot line to lot line. The special use shall be operated in a manner compatible with surrounding land uses within 300 feet. Compatibility includes, but is not limited to, hours of operation and environmental effects (e.g. noise, light, traffic, intensity of use, density).
    3. (3) Applicant shall demonstrate how the exterior structure is compatible with the surrounding area (defined as adjacent and/or abutting properties including those properties separated by streets alleys or other rights-of-way) and how the use is compatible with surrounding land uses.
    4. (4) The special use shall not interfere with the general enjoyment of the surrounding area (defined as adjacent and/or abutting properties including those properties separated by streets alleys or other rights-of-way).
    5. (5) The applicant shall indicate how the special use will not have an adverse impact on the surrounding neighborhood within 300 feet in regards to traffic, noise, architectural compatibility, hours of operation, light, odors, etc.
    6. (6) The special use shall not be hazardous to the adjacent property, or involve uses, activities, materials or equipment which will be detrimental to the health, safety, or welfare of persons or property through the excessive production of traffic, noise, smoke, odor, fumes or glare.
    7. (7) The special use shall be adequately served by the existing capacity of essential public facilities and services, or it shall be demonstrated that the person responsible for the proposed special use shall be able to continually provide adequately for the services and facilities deemed essential to the special use under consideration.

Mount Pleasant, Michigan City Code     (excerpt)     04/01/2010

City Code contains the parameters (Height, Bulk, Density, Area and Uses) deemed to satisfy Special Use Permits criteria:

  1. (1) shall be consistent with the intent and purpose of this chapter ... ,
  2. (2) shall be designed, constructed and maintained in a manner which reflects or enhances the character of the surrounding neighborhood ... ,
  3. (4) shall not interfere with the general enjoyment of the surrounding area,
  4. (6) shall not be hazardous to the adjacent property, or involve uses, activities, materials or equipment which will be detrimental to the health, safety, or welfare of persons or property ... .

Beyond conformity with published standards and requirements, Special Use requires:

  1. (3) Applicant shall demonstrate how the exterior structure is compatible with the surrounding area ... and how the use is compatible with surrounding land uses,
  2. (5) The applicant shall indicate how the special use will not have an adverse impact on the surrounding neighborhood ... ,
  3. (7) The special use shall be adequately served by the existing capacity of essential public facilities and services ... .

 

Special Use Permit

City Code § 154.171 SPECIAL USE PERMITS

  1. (A) Criteria for special use permits.
    1. (1) The special use shall be one listed as a permitted special use for the zoning district in which the property is located and the special use shall be consistent with the intent and purpose of this chapter and the objectives of the currently adopted Master Plan.
    2. (2) The special use shall be designed, constructed and maintained in a manner which reflects or enhances the character of the surrounding neighborhood within 300 feet measured lot line to lot line. The special use shall be operated in a manner compatible with surrounding land uses within 300 feet. Compatibility includes, but is not limited to, hours of operation and environmental effects (e.g. noise, light, traffic, intensity of use, density).
    3. (3) Applicant shall demonstrate how the exterior structure is compatible with the surrounding area (defined as adjacent and/or abutting properties including those properties separated by streets alleys or other rights-of-way) and how the use is compatible with surrounding land uses.
    4. (4) The special use shall not interfere with the general enjoyment of the surrounding area (defined as adjacent and/or abutting properties including those properties separated by streets alleys or other rights-of-way).
    5. (5) The applicant shall indicate how the special use will not have an adverse impact on the surrounding neighborhood within 300 feet in regards to traffic, noise, architectural compatibility, hours of operation, light, odors, etc.
    6. (6) The special use shall not be hazardous to the adjacent property, or involve uses, activities, materials or equipment which will be detrimental to the health, safety, or welfare of persons or property through the excessive production of traffic, noise, smoke, odor, fumes or glare.
    7. (7) The special use shall be adequately served by the existing capacity of essential public facilities and services, or it shall be demonstrated that the person responsible for the proposed special use shall be able to continually provide adequately for the services and facilities deemed essential to the special use under consideration.

Mount Pleasant, Michigan City Code     (excerpt)     04/01/2010

City Code contains the parameters (Height, Bulk, Density, Area and Uses) deemed to satisfy Special Use Permits criteria:

  1. (1) shall be consistent with the intent and purpose of this chapter ... ,
  2. (2) shall be designed, constructed and maintained in a manner which reflects or enhances the character of the surrounding neighborhood ... ,
  3. (4) shall not interfere with the general enjoyment of the surrounding area,
  4. (6) shall not be hazardous to the adjacent property, or involve uses, activities, materials or equipment which will be detrimental to the health, safety, or welfare of persons or property ... .

Beyond conformity with published standards and requirements, Special Use requires:

  1. (3) Applicant shall demonstrate how the exterior structure is compatible with the surrounding area ... and how the use is compatible with surrounding land uses,
  2. (5) The applicant shall indicate how the special use will not have an adverse impact on the surrounding neighborhood ... ,
  3. (7) The special use shall be adequately served by the existing capacity of essential public facilities and services ... .