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In acting on a formula business conditional use permit application, the Planning Commission, or City Council on appeal, shall determine:

A. If the establishment, maintenance, or operation of the proposed use or development applied for will not, under the circumstances of the particular case, be detrimental to the health, safety, peace, comfort, and general welfare of persons residing or working in the neighborhood of such proposed use or development, or be detrimental or injurious to property and improvements in the neighborhood or to the general welfare of the City;

B. That the formula business establishment will complement existing businesses, and promote diversity and variety to assure a balanced mix of commercial uses available to serve both resident and visitor populations;

C. That the proposed use, together with its design and improvements, is consistent with the unique and historic character of Sebastopol, has an exterior design which appropriately limits “formula” architectural, sign, and other components, and will preserve the distinctive visual appearance and shopping/dining experience of Sebastopol for its residents and visitors;

D. That, as applicable, the proposed use will help residents and visitors avoid the need to shop out of town for goods or services;

E. That the proposed use will be pedestrian-oriented and connect to the area’s existing and planned pedestrian and bicycle facilities; and

F. That if the proposed use is greater than 10,000 gross square feet, the establishment will provide needed goods or services, will promote Sebastopol’s economic vitality, and will be compatible with existing and planned uses. (Ord. 1111, 2018)