The purpose of an overlay planned development zoning district (PD) is to provide for the development of land as an integral unit for single or mixed use in accordance with a PD Design Plan that may include uses, regulations and other requirements that vary from the provisions of other zoning districts. PD Districts are intended to implement generally the goals and objectives of the City's Comprehensive Plan. PD Districts are also intended to encourage flexible and creative planning and property development, to ensure the compatibility of land uses, to allow for the adjustment of changing demands to meet the current needs of the community, and to result in a higher quality development for the community than would result from the use of conventional zoning districts.
A PD also requires a special workshop with the Planning and Zoning Commission and the City Council, in order to introduce the proposed PD to both bodies, and to have them provide preliminary feedback to the applicant and property owner. The joint workshop shall occur prior to the public hearing. If you are interested in proposing a PD, please let the Planning Department know as soon as possible, in order to provide you with a schedule for the joint workshop and then the public hearing date.