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5.05.01 Purpose. Phased zoning is an overlay type regulation to be used in cases where the time or phasing of the zoning of an area is especially critical to the implementation of the adopted comprehensive plan. The intent of the phased zoning regulations is to encourage redevelopment of a specified area for the use or density designated on the comprehensive plan when the necessary conditions for such development are realized (for example, demolition of existing building). Until such conditions are realized, the type of development identified by the comprehensive plan is premature and such development would be prevented by temporarily zoning the area to generally conform with the predominant existing land use, with a clear stipulation of an intended future rezoning that would be in compliance with the adopted comprehensive plan.
(A) The phased zoning regulations may be overlaid over any zoning classification in accordance with the zoning map amendment procedures of § 12.04. The use of the phased zoning regulations would indicate that the regulations of the overlaid zone are currently being enforced based on the general existing land use, but on attainment of all the requirements of the zone that corresponds to the adopted comprehensive plan for type of use or density, the area could be rezoned in direct compliance with the plan.
(B) Phased zones are indicated on the official zoning map by adding to the overlaid zone, the letter "P-O" as a suffix enclosed in parentheses. For example, in order to properly phase its change, an area zoned RS-12.5 that is identified for future use on the adopted comprehensive plan for industrial could be temporarily zoned RS-12.5 (P-O), indicating that present development on the site would be in conformance with the regulations of the overlaid RS-12.5 zone, but on the attainment of certain conditions (for example, provision of an adequate access road, demolition of existing building) as indicated on the local comprehensive plan, the area could be rezoned through the zoning map amendment procedures of § 12.04. At the time of the zoning amendment, the temporary RS-12.5 (P-O) zone is removed and the area is developed according to the regulations of the new zone, which is in conformance with the adopted comprehensive plan.
(Ord. O-37-06, passed 8-15-06)