(a)   This chapter establishes standards and requirements for the review and approval, by the Planning Commission, of site plans. As used in this chapter, "site plan" includes the documents and drawings, as specified by this chapter, that are necessary as a part of the land development review process to ensure that a proposed land use or activity is in compliance with applicable local ordinances and State statutes and is compatible with the character of the surrounding area; the adjacent uses of land; the natural environment; the capacities of public services and facilities; and the public health, safety, and welfare.
   (b)   The standards and requirements provided by this chapter shall be in addition to those required elsewhere in this Zoning Code that are applicable to the use or activity under consideration.
   (c)   The intent of this chapter is to provide for consultation and cooperation between the applicant and the Planning Commission in order that the applicant may accomplish his or her objectives in the utilization of his or her land within the regulations of this Zoning Code and with minimum adverse effect on the use of adjacent streets and highways, and on existing and future uses and the environment in the immediate area and vicinity.
(Ord. 52. Passed 6-16-97.)