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(A) The purposes of Planned Unit Development are:
(1) To permit flexibility that will encourage a more creative approach in the development of land and will result in a more efficient use of open area or will facilitate orderly land use transitions, while maintaining density and area coverage permitted in the general zoning district or districts in which the project is located;
(2) To permit flexibility in design, placement of buildings and use of open spaces, circulation facilities and off-street parking areas and to best utilize the potential of sites characterized by special features of geography, topography, parcel size or shape or proximity to sensitive land use areas.
(B) It is the intent of this section to provide for a change in the size of tracts in which a Planned Unit Development is permitted:
(1) Minimum district area. Eligible properties must normally be two acres or larger in size (gross acreage).
(2) Slightly smaller parcels, between one and two acres, may be eligible, provided the applicant can show that the proposed Planned Unit Development can meet the intent and regulation of this subchapter without injury to the public health safety and welfare.
(C) In every instance, the PUD is to be reviewed as to the proposed location and character of the uses and the treatment of the development of the tract. The regulations of the general zoning district or districts remain applicable except as specifically modified pursuant to the provisions of this section. No modification of use or bulk and area requirements of the applicable general use district or districts shall be permitted unless a subdivision plat or replat incorporating the provisions and requirements of this section is submitted to and approved by the Planning Commission and the City Council and filed of record in the office of the County Clerk.
(`93 Code, § 12-251) (Ord. 1040, passed 4-12-83; Am. Ord. 1454, passed 11-9-04)