§ 217.12  STANDARDS FOR COMMON OR OPEN SPACE.
   No open area may be approved as common open space under the provisions of this chapter unless it meets the following standards:
   (A)   The location, shape, size, and character of the common open space must be suitable for the planned unit development;
   (B)   Common open space must be used for amenity or recreational purposes. The uses authorized for the common open space must be appropriate to the scale and character of the planned unit development, considering its size, density, expected population, topography, and the number and type of dwellings to be provided.  Whenever possible, common open space shall be linked to the open space areas or parks of adjoining developments;
   (C)   Common open space must be suitably improved for its intended use but common space containing natural features worthy of preservation may be left unimproved. The buildings, structures, and improvements which are permitted in the common open space must be appropriate to the uses which are authorized for the common open space and must conserve and enhance the amenities of the common open space having regard to its topography and unimproved condition; and
   (D)   Outlots to be dedicated to the city for park, ponding, or other purposes shall be deeded to the city before the final plat is released for recording.
(Ord. 2011-06-07A, passed 6-7-2011)