At a minimum, all proposed planned unit developments shall meet the following qualifying conditions, as applicable, to be considered for approval:
   (a)   Location.  Planned unit developments may be located in any part of the City, subject to meeting all other applicable requirements.
   (b)   PUD Purpose. The applicant shall demonstrate that the planned unit development will achieve two (2) or more of the purposes listed in Section 1131.01.
   (c)   Size. The minimum site size for a planned unit development shall be based on the type of development, as shown in the following table.  Churches, public or private schools, public buildings, and recreational amenities such as golf courses and health clubs, and their ancillary commercial uses such as club houses and pro shops, shall not be considered non-residential uses for purposes of this condition.  Sites containing less than the minimum required acreage may be approved by City Council, if the Council determines that the site will advance the purposes of the planned unit development district and:
      (1)   Rezoning the property to PUD will not result in a significant adverse effect upon nearby properties;
      (2)   The proposed uses will complement the character of the surrounding area;
      (3)   The purpose and qualifying conditions of the PUD district can be achieved within a smaller area; and
      (4)   PUD zoning is not being used as a means to circumvent conventional zoning requirements.
Table 1131.02, Minimum Site Size
PUD Type
Minimum Required Site Size
All residential
20 acres
Mixed residential/non-residential
30 acres
All non-residential
10 acres
   (d)   Housing Variety.  A residential planned unit development shall contain a variety of housing types and/or lot sizes to provide for varying lifestyles, diversity and affordability.
   (e)   Utilities.  The planned unit development shall be served by public water and sanitary sewer facilities.
   (f)   Ownership and Control. The tract(s) of land for which a PUD application is submitted must be either in single ownership or the subject of an application filed collectively by all owners of the property.  Each property owner, or their agent, must sign the PUD application.
   (g)   Recognizable Public Benefit. The planned unit development shall achieve recognizable and substantial benefits that may not be possible under the existing zoning classification(s).  At least two (2) of the following benefits shall be accrued to the community as a result of the proposed PUD:
      (1)   Preservation of significant natural features,
      (2)   A complementary mix of land uses or housing types,
      (3)   Preservation of common open space beyond the minimum required,
      (4)   Connectivity of preserved open space with open space, greenways or public trails on abutting properties,
      (5)   Coordinated redevelopment of multiple lots or parcels,
      (6)   Removal or renovation of deteriorating buildings, sites or contamination clean-up.    (Ord. 4-21.  Passed 1-4-21.)