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The provisions of this chapter shall apply whenever an owner or developer elects to submit plans in accordance with its provisions and whenever the Planning Commission finds and determines that the application of the planning standards and regulations of this section are required:
A. In order to preserve or protect natural features or environmentally sensitive conditions areas of land proposed to be developed.
B. In order to meet the open space or recreational needs of the future residents of a land area proposed to be developed.
C. In order to provide for the safety of those utilizing pedestrian and vehicular circulation routes in and near a land area proposed to be developed through the separation of pedestrian circulation from vehicular circulation routes which for any reason present an above average risk to pedestrian traffic.
D. In order to assure an arrangement or placement of improvements and/or dwelling units on the land area proposed to be developed which will be functional and serviceable in all respects.
E. To provide an integration of land uses and architecture that enhance the quality of life for the neighborhood.
F. The Planning Commission finds and determines that the application of the planning standards and regulations of this section will not significantly impact the use of the land area proposed to be developed when considered as a whole for the purposes and to the extent permitted under this Zoning Code.
The Use of these provisions shall not be a matter of right for properties zoned R 1 and R 2, but may be permitted at the discretion of the Planning Commission based upon the findings and considerations set forth herein and the submittal of an acceptable development plan.