A planned development may be located in any zoning district through the issuance of a special use permit, subject to the standards and procedures set forth in this chapter, when authorized by City Council upon recommendation from Plan and Zoning Commission. The development and execution of zoning regulations is based upon the division of the city into districts in which the use of land and buildings, and the bulk requirements and location of buildings and structures in relation to the land are specifically defined. The city recognizes that approaches in development forms and procedures that support mixing of uses and relief from bulk regulations within districts can produce very satisfactory, desirable and lasting results, if properly designed and planned; and can be done without adverse influence upon surrounding property. This subchapter establishes standards and procedures to provide flexibility and encourage sound and imaginative design. While a higher quality of outcomes for planned developments may include areas of increased height or density, simply allowing such intensification is not its sole, intended purpose.
(Ord. 21-016, passed 8-18-21)