Contact the Planning Department to be sure that your business is allowed in the zone or area you've selected before you sign a lease or purchase a commercial building. The Planning Department can tell you if your business meets the zoning requirements and whether you need any other type of city review or permit, such as a Design Review or Use Permit.
Parking & Signage
Additionally, the Planning Department has information about signage and parking requirements that may apply to your business and location. Remember that home-based businesses also need to check on zoning.