Zone verification is used by the city to evaluate whether a proposed building or land use activity would be a permitted use or be subject to land use application approval or special standards applicable to the category of use and the zone of the subject property. The city may use zone verification as part of the review for a land use application or development permit, or where required by this land use code. As part of the zone verification, the planning and development director shall determine whether uses not specifically identified on the allowed use list for that zone are permitted, permitted subject to an approved conditional use permit or other land use permit, or prohibited, or whether a land use review is required due to the characteristics of the development site or the proposed site. This determination shall be based on the requirements applicable to the zone, applicable standards, and on the operating characteristics of the proposed use, building bulk and size, parking demand, and traffic generation. Requests for zone verification shall be submitted on a form approved by the city manager and be accompanied by a fee pursuant to EC Chapter 2.