Special Land Uses (SLU) are uses that may be allowed in the district only after review of an additional set of criteria, (Article 12 of the City’s Zoning Ordinance). These criteria are established to protect the districts from uses that may be more intense than the permitted uses within that district. SLU’s require a Public Hearing in front of the Planning Commission and City Council Approval. All Special Land Use requests must be accompanied by plans and information demonstrating compliance with current zoning requirements and SLU criteria.
- Where can I find the City's zoning map? Review the City of Ferndale Zoning Map HERE. If a site is zoned Central Business District (CBD), please also review the CBD Zoning District map HERE.
- Where can I find the City's Zoning Ordinance? Review the City of Ferndale Zoning Ordinance HERE.
- What is the typical timing for a site plan review that requires consideration by the Planning Commission? Site plans shall be submit a minimum of six (6) weeks in advance of a meeting. A staff review will be completed first to determine potential revisions or variances, and make a recommendation on a potential Planning Commission meeting date. Site plans that are submit with special land use and rezoning applications shall be submit for staff review 10 weeks in advance of a meeting. Site plans that are submit with Planned Unit Development (PUD) applications shall be submit for staff review 14 weeks in advance of a meeting.