Overview Article XV of the Snellville Zoning Ordinance allows conditional uses of property within specific zoning districts. A conditional use is a use which, while not permitted as a matter of right, may be allowed within a given zoning district subject to meeting specific conditions for location and siting as prescribed by the Snellville Zoning Ordinance. Unless initiated by the Snellville City Council or Planning Commission, an application for a Conditional Use Permit must be submitted by the owner (or authorized agent) of the affected property. Conditional Uses are listed specifically within each zoning district and are subject to the additional requirements itemized in the Snellville Zoning Ordinance. Each additional regulation must be addressed in the application. Once an application is filed, the Planning Department reviews the application and makes a written recommendation. The Planning Commission holds a public hearing to review the application and make a recommendation to Mayor and Council. A Public Hearing is held by Mayor and Council for final action. Submittal Deadline Noon, 42-Days prior to Planning Commission meeting date. This is the last day to submit, earlier submittals are encouraged to ensure application acceptance. Application Procedures: Once an application is filed, the Planning Department reviews the application and prepares a Staff Analysis including a recommendation for approval or denial of the application. The Staff Analysis is forwarded to members of the Planning Commission, Mayor and City Council, and placed on the website for public view. The Planning Commission then holds a public hearing to review and consider the application, making a recommendation for approval or denial of the application to the Mayor and City Council. Finally, a Public Hearing is held by the Mayor and City Council for final action (approval or denial) of the application. Legal Ad in Gwinnett Daily Post The Planning Department is responsible for placement of a legal ad for publication at least 15-days prior to the Planning Commission public hearing date and again 15-days prior to the Mayor and Council public hearing date. Adjoining Property Owner(s) Notifications The Planning Department is responsible for notifying ALL adjoining property owners (and subject property owner(s) if owner/agent is not the applicant) of the parcel(s) subject to the application, giving notice of the Planning Commission and Mayor and Council public hearing dates by Certified Mail, Return Receipt Requested. These notices are mailed at least 15-days prior to the Planning Commission public hearing date to the property owner's mailing address on file with the Gwinnett County Tax Commissioner's office. Public Notice Sign Requirements The Planning Department is also responsible for placing Public Notice Signs on each parcel subject to the application. These signs must be erected a minimum of 15-days prior to the Planning Commission public hearing date, and placed on each subject parcel having public road frontage. Planning Commission and Mayor and Council Public Hearing Calendar: The Public Hearing Calendar is available on the right side of this page. Meeting Location and Time Planning Commission and Mayor and Council public hearings are held at 7:30 p.m. at Snellville City Hall Council Chambers, 2342 Oak Road, Snellville, unless alternative meeting times or places are necessary. The Planning Commission holds monthly regular meetings on the 4th Tuesday of the month. The Mayor and Council holds monthly regular meetings on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month. Application Withdrawal The applicant may withdraw an application without prejudice until such time as the legal notice for the Council public hearing is sent to the paper (no less that 21 days before the hearing date). No application shall be allowed to be withdrawn less that 21 days before the Council public hearing unless the request for withdrawal is granted by Council at the public hearing. If an application is denied, no application affecting any portion of the same property shall be submitted less than six (6) months from the date of denial.