An Overlay District is a mapped zone that establishes a development option with a set of design requirements that are in addition to and in some cases an exception to those of the conventional "base" residential zoning district, so that any parcel of land lying in a SLID Overlay District shall also lie in one or more conventional residential district. The SLID Overlay District gives property owners the choice of developing according to the conventional "base" district regulations or the SLID regulations.
   A.   Location of SLID Overlay District. The City Planning Commission and City Council may, through the zoning amendment procedures in Section 1213.07, approve a SLID Overlay District for a residential neighborhood where infill housing is to be encouraged. Areas where a SLID Overlay District has been established are described below:
      1.   The location of the South Moreland SLID Overlay District is limited to the TF District designated on Figure 1244.02.A.1.
      2.   The location of the North Moreland SLID Overlay District is limited to the TF District designated on Figure 1244.02.A.2.
   B.   SLID as a Conditional Use. Once a SLID Overlay District is established, Small Lot Infill Development (SLID) shall be regulated as a conditional use.
      1.   The availability of the SLID option imposes no obligation on a property owner to select the SLID form of development. The decision to approve a SLID application shall be at the sole discretion of the City Planning Commission and City Council.
      2.   Approval of a SLID is granted pursuant to the requirements of Section 1213.05, Conditional Uses. General standards for conditional use permits are found in Section 1213.05 H, Standards for Conditional Use Permits.
   C.   Relationship to Base Districts.
      1.   In the SLID Overlay District, the use and dimensional specifications of the base zoning district are herein replaced by an approval process in which an approved infill development plan becomes the basis for continuing land use controls.
      2.   The base zoning district shall be used as a guide for development, with any adjustment relative to use, density and building layout reviewed and approved through application of standards and design guidelines set forth in this Chapter and the review process for planned developments set forth in Section 1213.09.  
   D.   Relationship to Other Development Standards.
      1.   All of the provisions of the Shaker Heights Zoning Code that are applicable to the underlying district shall apply to SLID projects except as specifically modified in this Chapter.
      2.   To the extent that these regulations conflict with design standards in the Subdivision Regulations, these regulations shall apply.
   E.   Limitations on Flexibility of SLID. The City Planning Commission shall only approve a SLID that is consistent with the objectives set forth in Section 1244.01. Therefore, the City Planning Commission may require as a condition of approval any reasonable condition, limitation or design factor that will promote proper development of a SLID.
   F.   A map of approved Small Lot Infill Developments shall be prepared and maintained by the Shaker Heights Planning Department.
      (Ord. 18-25. Enacted 4-23-18.)