Planned development zoning may be established by application in accordance with the following procedure.
   (a)   Submission of Application: The owner or owners of a tract of land may request that the Zoning District Map be amended to include such tract as a planned development in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 1136 (Amendments or Supplements).
   (b)   Development Plan: The owner shall have the option to proceed with a concurrent submission of a Development Plan or to proceed with the rezoning first followed by a later submission of a Development Plan within three (3) years of zoning approval. However, where land is rezoned without a Development Plan, no subdivision of land or Certificate of Zoning Compliance shall be authorized or issued until a Development Plan is reviewed and approved.
The required Development Plan shall be submitted and approved within the three (3) year time limit, or the zoning approval shall be voided and the land shall revert to its last previous Zoning District, except if an application for time extension is submitted in accordance with subsection (f) (Extension of Time or Modification) hereof.
Where a Development Plan is submitted for review, twenty (20) copies of the Development Plan shall be submitted at a scale of at least one inch equals one hundred feet (1"=100') prepared and sealed by either a registered engineer, surveyor, architect, or a landscape architect. Such Development Plan shall be in map form with accompanying text as appropriate and shall address the following:
      (1)   Site Map: A survey map of the boundary of the area being requested for zoning map amendment shall depict existing roads, streets, and easements within the subject tract as well as the proposed location and approximate size of all structures and ancillary uses. Off-site contour and easement locations shall be provided where necessary to determine special off-site circumstances as they relate to the development or off-site features affected by the development;
      (2)   Vegetation: Significant stands of existing vegetation are to be depicted;
      (3)   Soils: Soil types found on the subject tract are to be submitted based upon the Franklin County Soil Survey;
      (4)   Selected uses in accordance with Section 1153.03 (Land Use Matrix) to be permitted within a planned development district shall be specified by size of service type (use) areas, and proposed location of specific structures and ancillary uses as a part of the Development Plan submission. The Development Plan shall indicate total square feet in buildings and for residential uses shall note dwelling unit types, tenant types, dwelling unit densities and the total number of dwelling units for each density area, and the total number of dwelling units proposed in the Development Plan;
      (5)   The proposed size, location, and use of other portions of the tract, including: useable open areas, parks, playgrounds, school sites, landscaped, parking, loading, service, maintenance, and other areas and spaces with the suggested ownership of such areas and spaces;
      (6)   The proposed provision of water, sanitary sewer and/or industrial waste disposal, and surface drainage facilities, including engineering feasibility studies or other evidence of reasonableness;
      (7)   The proposed traffic circulation patterns, including public and private streets, access drives, parking arrangement, pedestrian walks and safety areas, and other access ways, indicating their relationship to topography, existing and proposed external streets and traffic patterns, or showing other evidence of reasonableness;
      (8)   The proposed schedule of site development, construction of structures, and associated facilities, including sketches and other materials indicating design principles and concepts to be followed in site development, construction, landscaping, and other features. Such schedule shall include the proposed use or reuse of existing site development and associated facility features, such as topography, structures, streets, services, utilities, and easements;
      (9)   The relationship of the proposed development to existing and future land use in the surrounding area, the street system, community facilities, services, and other public improvements;
      (10)   Evidence that the applicant has sufficient control over the land to effectuate the proposed Development Plan, including street, water, sanitary sewers, waste disposal, surface drainage, and other facilities for subdivision development required by the Subdivision Regulations for Municipality of Groveport, Ohio. Evidence of control includes property rights and the engineering feasibility data which may be necessary;
      (11)   Planned commercial districts shall include economic feasibility studies (market analysis or other data) justifying the proposed development.
      (12)   The proposed landscape plan showing buffer yards, existing major trees, screening, and other landscaping as required in Section 1176.
      (13)   Proposed signage such as ground, pole, wall, and other signage.
      (14)   Proposed fencing.
   (c)   Basis of Approval: The basis for approving a planned development district application shall be:
      (1)   That the proposed development is consistent in all respects with the purpose, intent, and applicable standards of this Zoning Ordinance;
      (2)   That the proposed development is in conformity with a comprehensive plan or portion thereof as it may apply;
      (3)   That the proposed development advances the general welfare of the Municipality and the immediate vicinity; and
      (4)   That the benefits (including economic character), improved site arrangement, and the design of the proposed development justify the deviation from standard development requirements included in this Zoning Ordinance.
   (d)   Effect of Approval: The Development Plan as approved by the Groveport City Council shall constitute an amendment to the planned development district regulations as they apply to the land included in the approved amendment.
      (1)   The approval shall be for a period of five (5) years for the PR-6, PR-12, PSC, and PIP Districts, a period of three (3) years for the PR-18 and PHS Districts, and a period of two (2) years for the SCPD District to allow the preparation of the required Subdivision Plat, submitted in accordance with the Subdivision Regulations for the Municipality of Groveport, Ohio and a Certificate of Zoning Compliance;
      (2)   Unless the required Subdivision Plat is submitted and recorded within the time limit, the approval shall be voided and the land shall revert to its last previous Zoning District, except if an application for time extension is submitted in accordance with subsection (f) (Extension of Time or Modification) hereof.
   (e)   Plat Required: In a planned development district, no use shall be established or changed and no structure shall be constructed or altered until the required Subdivision Plat has been recorded in accordance with the Subdivision Regulations for the Municipality of Groveport, Ohio. The Subdivision Plat shall be in accord with the approved Development Plan and shall follow the guidelines of Section 1191.09 (Final Plat).
   (f)   Extension of Time or Modification: An extension of the time limit or the modification of the approved Development Plan may be approved by the City Council. Such approval shall be given upon a finding of the purpose and necessity for such extension or modification and evidence of reasonable effort toward the accomplishment of the original Development Plan, and that such extension or modification is not in conflict with the general health, safety, and welfare of the public or the development standards of the planned development district. Normal public notification procedures of the Planning and Zoning Commission shall be followed prior to recommending to City Council any modification to a previously approved planned development district or Development Plan.
      (Ord. 19-011. Passed 4-22-19.)