The first step needed to take is to check with the Planning Department to see if your business use is compatible with the zoning for the location you desire. The business may be a permitted use, need a Conditional Use Permit, or may not be an allowable use for the particular zone.
A Conditional Use Permit allows a specific use in a zone that may have adverse impacts on surrounding uses. A business owner may be allowed to open a business in a certain zone as long as the landowner or business owner meets certain conditions determined by the Planning Commission. Applications for Conditional Use Permit can be obtained at City Hall or by downloading thePlanning and Development Application Packet