(A)   The owner or owners of any tract of land, comprising an area of not less than ten acres, may submit to the Planning and Zoning Board of Appeals a plan for the use and development of the land, primarily for residential purposes. The proposed development plans shall be submitted to the Plan Commission for examination, study and report and for a public hearing. If the Plan Commission approves the development plan, the plan, together with the recommendations of the Plan Commission shall be embodied in a report to the Board, stating the reasons for the approval of the plan and application, and specific evidence and facts showing that the proposed residential development plan has considered and made provision for the following essential elements:
      (1)   The appropriate use of property adjacent to the area included in the plan will be fully safeguarded;
      (2)   The plan is consistent with the intent of these zoning regulations to promote public health, safety and general welfare;
      (3)   The buildings shall be used for single-family dwellings and the usual accessory uses such as garages, storage space and community activities; and
      (4)   The area of the tract, excluding street area, but including the area to be devoted to parks, parkways and other open spaces, will provide the minimum lot area per family, counting all families to be housed under the unit development plan, which is required for the most intensive use normally permitted in the district in which such development is to be located.
   (B)   If the Board approves the proposed residential development plan, permits shall be issued, even though the use of the land, the location of the buildings to be erected in the area and the yards and open spaces provided in the plan do not conform in certain respects to the regulations for the district in which the development is to be located.
(Prior Code, § 156.305)