3.5.5.   PLANNED AREA DEVELOPMENT (PAD)
   A.   General
      1.   The purpose of the Planned Area Development (PAD) is to enable and encourage comprehensively planned in accordance with adopted plans and policies.
      2.   The PAD is a zoning classification which provides for the establishment of with distinct standards.
   B.   Distinct Land Use Regulations Permitted
      1.   A PAD may have land use regulations different from the zoning regulations in the , any other PAD , or other .
      2.   When a provision in a PAD varies from the , the provisions in the PAD shall govern.
      3.   Signs shall be in compliance with Section 7A.11.4, Planned Area Development (PAD) District. A Master Sign Program, in accordance with 7A.7, Sign Design Options, may be submitted concurrently with a PAD.
   C.   Application Processing and PAD Establishment
      1.   Each PAD must be in compliance with the and applicable sub-regional and neighborhood plans.
      2.   A PAD is processed and established in accordance with Section 3.5.3, Zoning Examiner Legislative Procedure, and the following additional requirement.
      3.   Within 30 after the PDSD Department recommends approval, the PAD rezoning request is scheduled for a public hearing before the Zoning Examiner.
   D.   Established Districts
      1.   PADs are identified on the by the letters “PAD” followed by a number, such as “PAD-1,” signifying the set of standards adopted and applicable to that planned area .
      2.   The PDSD is responsible for maintaining the list of established PADs.
   E.   Initiation of a PAD District. 
      A PAD District is initiated by filing an application with the Planning and Development Services Department. The application may be filed by the owners of the subject property, an agent for the property owners, or the Mayor and Council. The application will be accepted for processing only if the following requirements are met:
      1.   The site is under single ownership or control except when initiated by the Mayor and Council;
      2.   The PAD District shall be configured to accommodate a well-integrated project. A PAD District may include existing rights-of-way provided the district is planned and developed on a unified basis.
   F.   PAD Implementation
   PADs are implemented in accordance with the procedures in this Section 3.5.5. PADs may establish additional implementation procedures, provided such methods are not in conflict with required procedures and are fully described by the PAD document.
   G.    Review
   No may occur within a PAD until a for the is approved by the in accordance with Section 3.3.3, PDSD Approval Procedure.
   H.   Enforcement
   Standards adopted for each PAD are enforced in the same manner as the enforcement of any zoning as provided in Section 10.2.
   I.   Interpretation
   The Zoning Administrator shall interpret a PAD in accordance with Section 1.5.1, Zoning Determinations and Zoning Certifications by the Zoning Administrator. Interpretations of zoning provisions may be applied to similar PAD provisions.
   J.   Amendment to an Adopted PAD
      1.   PAD amendments must be in substantial with the objectives of the PAD. Changes to conditions and terms of a PAD that affect the overall , intensity, and classifications of must be processed as a new change of zoning. Changes to other conditions of a PAD must comply with the procedures for changes of conditions in this section.
      2.   Amendment Application
         a.   An amendment to a PAD may be initiated by the property owner, the owner’s agent, or the Mayor and Council upon submittal of a written application to amend one or more of the PAD standards.
         b.   The application must be accompanied by a statement documenting the need for the amendment.
         c.   The PDSD shall determine if the amendment would result in a major change in the PAD. A major change is one which:
            (1)   Allows uses not otherwise permitted in the PAD or a section of the PAD;
            (2)   Varies or changes a PAD policy;
            (3)   Increases the number of proposed residences per by more than 10% or exceeds the maximum number of permitted within the adopted PAD;
            (4)   Changes designated buffers or perimeter , as delineated in the PAD, which was established to adapt the PAD to specific characteristics or mitigate impacts on the and surrounding area;
            (5)   Varies the , , or by more than 10% of that delineated in the adopted PAD;
            (6)   As a consequence of more than one non-substantial change submitted concurrently, cumulatively results in a significant change in the objectives or goals of the PAD; or,
            (7)   Results in a significant change in pedestrian or traffic circulation within the PAD or in the surrounding area.
         d.   Major changes to a PAD are processed in accordance with Sections 3.5.3, Zoning Examiner Legislative Procedure. A major change may require, as determined by the PDSD , submittal of amended items, such as a analysis.
         e.   The PDSD may approve changes determined to be minor or administrative.
         f.   When requested in writing by the applicant, the PDSD may authorize a delay in the PAD amendment process.
(Am. Ord. 11070, 5/14/2013; Am. Ord. 11127, 11/6/2013; Am. Ord. 11386, 7/6/2016; Am. Ord. 11508, 12/5/2017; Am. Ord. 11803, 12/8/2020)