NORFOLK CITY ORDINANCE
25-7 — General standards and considerations for special exception uses
25-7.1 Compliance with ordinance and district purposes:
The proposed use and development will be in harmony with the objectives and policies of the adopted general plan of Norfolk and with the general and specific purposes with which this ordinance was enacted and for which the regulations of the district in question were established.
25-7.2 — No substantial impairment of property value
The proposed use and development will not substantially diminish or impair the value of the property within the neighborhood in which it is located.
25-7.3 No undue adverse impact
The proposed use and development will not have an adverse effect upon the character of the area or the public health, safety and general welfare. Conditions may be applied to the proposed use and development as specified in section 25-8 below, to mitigate adverse impacts.
25-7.4 No interference with surrounding development
The proposed use and development will be constructed, arranged and operated so as not to interfere with the use and development of neighboring property in accordance with the applicable district regulations.
25-7.5 Adequate public facilities
The proposed use and development will be served adequately by essential public facilities and services such as streets, public utilities, drainage structures, police and fire protection, refuse disposal, parks, libraries and schools.
25-7.6 No traffic congestion
The proposed use and development will not cause undue traffic congestion nor draw significant amounts of traffic through residential streets.
25-7.7 No destruction of significant features
The proposed use and development will not result in the destruction, loss or damage of natural, scenic or historic features of significant importance.
25-7.8 No pollution of environment
The proposed use and development will not cause substantial air, water, soil or noise pollution or other types of pollution which cannot be mitigated.
25-7.9 No negative cumulative effect
The proposed use and development will not cause a negative cumulative effect, when its effect is considered in conjunction with the cumulative effect of various special exception uses of all types on the immediate neighborhood and the effect of the proposed type of special exception use on the city as a whole.
25.-7.10 Compliance with standards
The proposed use and development complies with all additional standards imposed on it by the particular provisions of the ordinance authorizing such use.
25.-7.11 Payment of real estate taxes
No application for a special exception shall be recommended or granted until any and all delinquent real estate taxes owed to the City of Norfolk on the subject property have been paid.