Planned Unit Development

  1. Information
  2. Approval Criteria
  3. PUD Amendments

The objective of Planned Unit Development (PUD) is not simply to allow exceptions to otherwise applicable regulations. It is instead to encourage a higher level of design and amenity than it is possible to achieve under the usual land development requirements.

It is accordingly the intent of the City to suspend the application of detailed zoning and subdivision standards as provided herein only where such special amenity is achieved. In this way the City may grant the creative developer a desirable flexibility and at the same time not only protect, but to enhance the welfare of the residents and other users of a development as well as the rest of the community.

The provisions of this section are intended for special situations in which:

  1. adequate space, light, air, and other objectives of this Ordinance relating to the public health, safety, and welfare can be achieved without the literal application of the detailed zoning and subdivision requirements otherwise applicable, and
  2. special amenities and benefits to the community beyond those required by this and other City ordinances can be achieved by allowing more flexible design than is otherwise permitted by such requirements.

These objectives can be achieved where an area of land is planned for development as an integrated unit, and where its design is subject to more detailed review and approval by the City than is normally required.