§ 163.04-01  Purpose.
   The Planned Development (PD) District is established for the purpose of encouraging innovative land planning and site design concepts that support a high quality of life and that achieve a high quality of development, environmental sensitivity, energy efficiency, and other city goals by:
   (A)   Increase flexibility.  Reducing or diminishing the uniform design that results from the strict application of zoning and development standards that are designed primarily for individual lots;
   (B)   Freedom to provide access, light, open space, and amenities.  Allowing greater freedom in selecting the means to provide access, open space, and design amenities;
   (C)   Freedom to provide mix of uses and housing types. Allowing greater freedom in providing a well-integrated mix of residential and nonresidential land uses throughout the development and on individual lots, including a mix of housing types, lot sizes, and densities;
   (D)   Provide greater opportunity for more efficient land use patterns.  Providing for an efficient use of land resulting in smaller networks of utilities and streets and thereby lowering development and housing costs;
   (E)   Promote quality design and environmentally sensitive development through site characteristics. Promoting quality design and environmentally sensitive development by allowing development to take advantage of special site characteristics, locations, and uses; and
   (F)   Encourage quality design through density increases.  In specific instances, encouraging quality design and environmentally sensitive development by allowing increases in residential density or nonresidential square footage when such increases can be justified by superior design or the provision of additional amenities such as public open space.
(Ord. 05-10, passed 3-23-10)