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(A) The city may designate areas, tracts or sites for inclusion within a PUC District in the same manner prescribed for the designation of other zoning districts by this code and subject to compliance with this section.
(B) The initiation of a proposal of designation may be made by:
(1) The Planning and Zoning Commission or the Council; or
(2) Upon the application of property owners of the area, tract or site to be designated, provided the application includes:
(a) A petition that includes signatures of the property owners of at least 50% of the property are within the boundaries of the proposed district; and
(b) A statement documenting the conditions justifying a PUC District designation and setting forth the purpose and intent of such a designation;
(c) Upon the drafting of an ordinance of designation for a PUC area, public hearings shall be held and notice given to all owners of affected property in accordance with the notice requirements of this zoning ordinance. The notice shall include sufficient information to identify the boundaries of the district, basis for designation and types of restrictions which may result from such designation;
(d) The Planning Commission may solicit and present expert testimony or document evidence regarding the importance and effects of PUC regulation within the proposed district; and
(e) As part of every designation or amendment of a designation, the Planning Commission shall state in writing the attributes of the area or district designated as these attributes relate to and comply with the review criteria for district designation as provided in this section. In addition the Planning Commission shall review any public policies, projects or other activities which might be related to the designation.
(`93 Code, § 12-262) (Ord. 1040, passed 4-12-83)