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The Planning Commission shall review a final development plan to determine if such application complies with the review criteria set forth below. In order to approve a final development plan, the Planning Commission shall determine that:
(A) The plan is consistent with any plan for the orderly development of the City and, when applicable, conforms in all respects to the approved or provisionally approved general development plan, provided however, that the Planning Commission may authorize plans as specified § 150.1414.
(B) The appropriate use and value of property within and adjacent to the area will be safeguarded.
(C) The development will result in a harmonious grouping of buildings within the proposed development and in relationship to existing and proposed uses on adjacent property.
(D) Adequate provision is made for safe and efficient pedestrian and vehicular circulation within the site and to adjacent property.
(E) The development will have adequate public service and open spaces.
(F) The development will preserve and be sensitive to the natural characteristics of the site in a manner that complies with the applicable regulations set forth in this Code.
(G) The development will provide adequate lighting for safe and convenient use of the streets, walkways, driveways, and parking areas without unnecessarily spilling or emitting light onto adjacent properties or the general vicinity.
(H) The proposed signs:
(1) Are of an appropriate size, scale, and design in relationship with the principal building, site, and surroundings; that the base of ground-mounted signs are adequately landscaped;
(2) Adequately identify the use; and
(3) Are located so as to maintain safe and orderly pedestrian and vehicular circulation.
(I) The landscape plan will adequately provide the following:
(1) Enhance the principal building and site;
(2) Maintain existing trees to the extent possible;
(3) Buffer adjacent incompatible uses;
(4) Break up large expanses of pavement with natural material; and
(5) Provide appropriate plant materials considering the ultimate mature size and shape of plants relative to the buildings and site, and the climate of the area, including typical weather conditions.
(J) Adequate provision is made for storm drainage within and through the site so as to maintain, as far as practicable, usual and normal swales, water courses and drainage areas, and shall comply with the applicable regulations in this Code and any other design criteria established by the City or any other governmental entity which may have jurisdiction over such matters. The final water management and sediment control plan is subject to review and final approval by the City Engineer or consulting engineer.
(K) If the project is to be carried out in progressive stages, each stage shall be so planned that the foregoing conditions are complied with at the completion of each stage.
(L) The project complies with all other local, state and federal laws and regulations.
(Ord. 5-2005, passed 3-23-05)