(A)   Preliminary development plan. Three copies of a preliminary development plan shall be submitted to the Planning Commission for an approval in principle of the land uses proposed and their interrelationship. Approval in principle shall not be construed to endorse precise location of uses, configuration of parcels, or engineering feasibility. Any preliminary development plan and text shall be prepared and endorsed by a licensed architect, and shall include the following information presented in a general, schematic fashion:
      (1)   Proposed location and size of the planned development;
      (2)   Proposed land uses, population densities, and building intensities;
      (3)   Proposed parks, playgrounds, school sites, and other open spaces;
      (4)   Relation to existing and future land use in the surrounding area;
      (5)   Proposed provision of water, sanitary sewers, and surface drainage;
      (6)   Proposed traffic circulation pattern, indicating both public and private streets, and access points to public rights-of-way;
      (7)   A market analysis of proposed commercial uses if the property is not zoned for commercial purposes at the time of submittal of the preliminary development plan;
      (8)   Proposed schedule of site development; and
      (9)   Evidence that the applicant has sufficient control over the land to carry out the proposed development plan within five years.
   (B)   Review. The Planning Commission shall review the preliminary development plan to determine whether the proposed development advances the general welfare of the community and neighborhood; and whether the benefits, combination of various land uses, and the interrelationship with the land uses in the surrounding area justify the deviation from standard district regulations. The Planning Commission’s approval in principle of the preliminary development plan shall be necessary before an applicant may submit a detailed development plan.
(Ord. 420, passed 3-4-1981)