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(A) Planned community development is permitted by the terms of this chapter and subject to approval by the agent in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and by the Board of Supervisors in accordance with the special provisions of §§ 154.025 through 154.038 and applicable zoning regulations. Projects may include single-family dwellings, two-family dwellings, multifamily dwellings (apartments, condominiums, townhouses, or other multifamily arrangements). Business and industrial uses may also be located within planned community developments. Design alternatives are intended to encourage permanent reservation of open space and an efficient and improved use of the land to provide good building sites by taking advantage of topography and minimizing grading or destruction of natural vegetation. Plans shall not be approved where the clear purpose of the design is to subvert the purposes of these regulations by inclusion of excessively unbalanced distribution of land among lots or inclusion of open spaces which are inappropriately located or which will not contribute to the future amenity of the subdivision.
(B) No resubdivision or sale by any means shall be permitted in a subdivision approved under this section, which resubdivision or sale would in any way create a violation of this chapter or applicable zoning regulations.
(C) No more than 30% of the required minimum area of any lot shall be located in a floodplain area or wetland and no part of the area of any lot shall be covered by any body of water except that no more than 30% of the required minimum area of any lot may be covered by the waters of a lake, pond, or canal planned and approved as a part of and wholly within the subdivision or development.
(D) An average lot area or residential cluster subdivision shall be designed to promote harmonious relationships with surrounding adjacent and nearby developed properties and to this end may employ such design techniques as may be appropriate to a particular case, including coordination of yard dimensions, location of lots of various sizes, location of buildings with respect to project boundary lines, location of open spaces, and maintenance of vegetation.
(E) (1) The preservation of wetlands and natural vegetation, and particularly mature trees on steep slopes, along watercourses and in stream valleys, should be recognized as a primary design consideration in review and approval of an application under this section.
(2) Failure to exercise due care in maintenance of landscape amenities in accordance with approved plans shall be considered a violation of this chapter.
(Ord. passed 8-10-1989) Penalty, see § 154.999