Chapters 1238 through 1272 are primarily applicable to the usual situation of one principal building on one lot of record. It is the intent of this chapter to provide a degree of flexibility in regard to the area, height, bulk, placement and use regulations for large scale developments that qualify as planned projects. These planned projects may include, but are not limited to, multifamily housing developments, shopping centers, industrial districts, office districts and medical and educational campuses. The requirements of area, height, bulk and placement regulations, as they are ordinarily applicable to individual buildings in individual lots of record, will, in certain cases of large scale developments, have results that will give less protection to the public health, safety and welfare than if a certain degree of flexibility were allowed. Certain planned projects may be of such a large size as to justify permitting certain uses which otherwise are not permitted in a zoning district. Permitting these uses as a special exception can in certain situations increase the convenience of the users of the planned project, be compatible with the overall character of the district and not be injurious to adjoining properties. Subject to the foregoing statement of intent, and the requirements of this chapter, the Board of Zoning Appeals may, upon application, approve special exceptions with reference to the area, height, bulk, placement and use regulations of Chapters 1238 through 1272.
(Ord. 2.  Passed 6-22-61.)