(A)   The Zoning Administrator shall review the preliminary development plan to verify PUD eligibility and make recommendation to the PUD applicant based upon the requirements of this chapter and the following specific considerations where applicable.
   (B)   The preliminary development plan shall then be forwarded to the planning commission for review.
   (C)   (1)   (a)   Pedestrian and vehicle movement areas, vehicle and materials storage and pick-up areas, and other services areas with particular reference to:  vehicle and pedestrian safety and convenience, traffic flow and control, alternate and marginal access to and emergency access in case of fire or catastrophe; and
         (b)   Streets:  All streets, at a minimum, must meet the Grand Traverse County Standard and Specifications for subdivisions and other Development Projects with Public and Private Roads.
      (2)   Utilities with reference to locations, availability, ownership, and compatibility;
      (3)   Screening and buffering with reference to type, dimension, and character;
      (4)   (a)   Signs, if any, and proposed exterior lighting with reference to size, height, setback, glare, traffic safety, economic effect, compatibility, and harmony with properties within and adjacent to the PUD area.
         (b)   All external light fixtures must be designed to focus light down on the site, not on adjacent properties, roads, and the like;
      (5)   Yards and other open space with reference to the arrangement and densities of  land uses within the PUD and those yards required in the existing and  surrounding zoning districts;
      (6)   The height, area, and bulk of all structures with reference to the requirements of this chapter, as well as compatibility with other ordinances and statutes, which regulate land development;
      (7)   General compatibility with adjoining properties and properties within the proposed PUD;
      (8)   The purpose and intent of this chapter, as well as compatibility with other ordinances and statutes, which regulate land development; and
      (9)   (a)   In an effort to allow flexibility in a PUD, building restrictions should be kept to a minimum.
         (b)   Several essential aspects must be adhered to as follows.
            1.   Building setbacks shall be determined by the Planning Commission  according to the use of the buildings and character of the neighborhood.
            2.   All portions of the land not developed must be landscaped with trees, shrubs, and suitable ground cover.
            3.   Portions of a commercial structure or parking area must be screened from any abutting residential area by a wall or berm measuring no less than 4 feet in height.
(Ord. passed 10-23-1978, § 13.08)