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Narcotic Detoxification and/or Maintenance Facilities
Where a special permit is required for a narcotic detoxification and/or maintenance facility, the special permit granting authority shall grant the special permit only upon its written determination that any adverse effects of the proposed use will not outweigh its beneficial impacts to the City or the neighborhood, in view of the particular characteristics of the site, and of the proposal in relation to that site. In addition to any specific factors that may be set forth in this chapter, the determination shall include consideration of each of the following:

(1) Social, economic, or community needs which are served by the proposal;
(2) Traffic flow and safety, including parking and loading;
(3) Adequacy of utilities and other public services;
(4) Neighborhood character and social structures;
(5) Impacts on the natural environment;
(6) Potential fiscal impact, including impact on City services, tax base, and employment; and
(7) The ability for the facility to:
(a) Meet a demonstrated need;
(b) Provide a secure indoor waiting area for clients;
(c) Provide an adequate pick-up/drop-off area;
(d) Provide adequate security measures to ensure that no individual participant will pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals; and
(e) Adequately address issues of traffic demand, parking, and queuing, especially at peak periods at the facility, and its impact on neighboring uses. The special permit granting authority may require the applicant to provide a traffic study, at the applicant's expense, to establish the impacts of the peak traffic demand.

See § 650-31: Narcotic detoxification and/or maintenance facilities for complete, detailed information.
See Permitting for information on permits.