purpose of the conditional use permit.
are flexibility situations where
cope with inherently
inconsistent with the use classification of a particular zone, may well create special problems and hazards if allowed to develop and locate as a matter of right in [a] particular zone." Id. at 701; see also Gail Easley, Conditional Uses: Using Discretion, Hoping for Certainty, American Planning Association Zoning Practice, May 2006, at 2 (identifying conditional uses as flexibility devices).
"certain uses, considered by the local legislative body to essential or desirable for the welfare of the community . .
use permit are necessary to the community, but because they often represent uses that may be problematic, their development is best governed more closely rather than as of right.
¶25 "Conditional use permits"——also referred to "conditional uses"——however, should not be confused "conditional-use district zoning"12 or "conditional zoning."
as with In
12 "Conditional-Use District Zoning" is also known as "conditional-use zoning" or "special-use district zoning." David W. Owens, Legislative Zoning Decisions 93 (2d ed. 1999).
For an example of a reference to conditional-use Village Creek Property Owners' Association, Inc., v
zoning, see . The Town of
Edenton, 520 S.E.2d 793, 796 (N.C. App. 1999).