1Description

Reviewing board can attach conditions. Referral to County or regional planning agency can be required. SEQRA can be in play. Area variance can be part of review.

2Purpose

To allow enough flexibility to achieve diversity of uses while ensuring compatibility.

3Issues

Where authority to grant special permit is given to the board, specific standards are required. Where legislative body retains authority, legislature must be careful to not act capriciously. Conditions must be based in zoning.

4Advantages

Provides flexibility. Can be linked to concessions.