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27.04.440 SPECIAL USE.

"Special use" means a use, either public or private, which is not classified as a permitted use in any particular district or districts, but which may be necessary or desirable to permit in a given district, subject to certain conditions and stipulations required to effect compatibility with existing or permitted uses in the area wherein the specific use is proposed to be located.