Except as modified by and approved in the documents authorizing the planned development, a planned development shall be governed by the regulations of the district or districts in which it is located.
   (A)   (1)   A planned development may provide for exceptions from the district regulations governing:
         (a)   Use;
         (b)   Density;
         (c)   Area;
         (d)   Bulk;
         (e)   Parking;
         (f)   Signs; and
         (g)   Subdivision design standards;
as may be necessary or desirable to achieve the objectives of the proposed planned development, provided these exceptions are consistent with the standards and criteria contained in this subchapter.
      (2)   No modifications of the district requirements or the subdivision design standards may be allowed when the proposed modification would result in:
         (a)   Inconvenient or unsafe access to the planned development;
         (b)   Unsafe traffic conditions;
         (c)   An undue or disproportionate burden on public parks, recreational areas, schools, fire and police protection, and other public facilities that serve, or are proposed to serve, the planned development;
         (d)   A development that will be incompatible with the purpose of this chapter, and the goals and objectives of the comprehensive plan of the city;
         (e)   Alteration, destruction or diminution of natural landscape features such as flood plains, wetlands, fens, woodlands, prairie, rock outcroppings, seeps, springs or steep slopes;
         (f)   Alteration or destruction of archeological and historic features.
   (B)   The Plan and Zoning Commission may recommend to the City Council, and the City Council may grant a special use permit that modifies the applicable district zoning regulations and subdivision regulations, upon a written finding by the Plan and Zoning Commission that the planned development meets the applicable standards and criteria contained in § 156.142(E)(6). The written finding shall set out the reasons supporting each standard.
   (C)   The PZC may recommend and the City Council may require modifications to the following, including but not limited to:
      (1)   Landscape quantity or size;
      (2)   Parking quantity;
      (3)   Transitional yard widths;
      (4)   Signage, if submitted as part of the application;
      (5)   Additional pedestrian circulation improvements.
(Ord. 21-016, passed 8-18-21)