City of Schenectady, NY
Schenectady County
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As a matter of original jurisdiction, the Planning Commission shall have the right to issue, deny or revoke a special use permit for all special uses in the respective districts as specified in Article III of this chapter following the requirements set forth in this article and Article III.
An application for a special use permit may be filed by a property owner or any other person authorized in writing by the owner.
An application for a special use permit may be filed by a property owner or any other person authorized in writing by the owner.
Special permit uses listed in this chapter shall be granted only if evidence is presented which establishes that:
A. 
Impact. The proposed building or use shall not substantially impact upon the nature and character of the surrounding neighborhood. In determining substantial impact, the Commission shall consider the location and size of the proposed use, the nature and intensity of the operations involved in or conducted in connection with the proposed use, the size of the site in relation to the proposed use and the location of the site with respect to streets giving access to the proposed use.
B. 
Adjacent properties. The proposed building or use will not have a substantial or undue adverse effect upon adjacent property, the character of the neighborhood, traffic conditions, parking, utility facilities and other matters affecting the public health, safety and general welfare.
C. 
Nuisances. Operations in connection with the proposed use shall not be more objectionable to nearby properties by reason of noise, fumes, vibration or flashing lights than would be the operations of any permitted use not requiring a special use permit.
D. 
Facilities and services. The proposed building or use shall be served adequately by essential public facilities and services, such as highways, streets, parking spaces, police and fire protection, drainage structures, refuse disposal, water and sewer, and schools.
E. 
Loss of significant features. The proposed building or use will not result in the destruction, loss or damage of any natural, scenic, architectural or historic feature of significant importance.
F. 
Compliance. The proposed building or use complies with all additional requirements imposed on it by the provisions of this chapter.