(a) The use made of property may not be substantially changed (see section
15-152), clearing, grading, or excavation may not be commenced, and
buildings or other substantial structures may not be constructed,
erected, moved, or substantially altered except in accordance with and
pursuant to one of the following permits:
(1) A zoning permit issued by the zoning administrator;
(2) A special use permit issued by the Board of Adjustment; and
(3) A conditional use permit issued by the Board of Aldermen.
(b) Zoning permits, special use permits, conditional use permits, and
sign permits are issued in respect to plans submitted by the applicant
that demonstrate compliance with the Land Use Ordinance provisions. When
such plans are finally approved, they are incorporated into any permit
issued in reliance on said plans. All development must occur strictly in
accordance with the approved plans.
(c) A zoning permit, conditional use permit, special use permit, or sign
permit authorizes the recipient to make use of property in accordance with
the requirements of the Ordinance. Included in the application is the property
information consisting of the business name, an address of the property,
purpose of the permit, zoning district, minimum and proposed setbacks,
and number existing of and proposed buildings. Additional information may
be required such as the number of proposed trees, parking spaces, signs,
and plans of existing and proposed site conditions.