What are Planned Unit Developments (PUDs)?Planned Unit Developments are a distinct zoning classification established to provide flexibility for unified developments by waiving certain zoning requirements in exchange for public benefit.
What is the purpose of having Planned Unit Developments?Planned Unit Developments encourage the efficient use of land resources and promote innovation in planning and building for residential, mixed use and commercial projects.
Where are Planned Unit Developments allowed?Commercial and mixed use PUDs are allowed in all commercial and service zoning districts, and residential PUDs are allowed in all multiple family dwelling districts (R-4, R-5, R-6 and R-7). PUDs are required for all developments in certain overlay districts.
What is the application procedure?
Prior to submitting a formal PUD/Rezoning application, the applicant is encouraged to submit an application for conceptual review by the Plan Commission/ Architectural Review Board.
The applicant must have control of the subject property in order to submit a PUD request. The application process for a Planned Unit Development zoning designation typically involves other city approvals including site plan review, architectural review and possibly a subdivision plat. A request for rezoning must be submitted concurrently with the application for the Planned Unit Development. Oftentimes, a PUD proposal requires a traffic study, parking study and/or shadow study.
After review of the application and plans, the Planning and Development Services staff will notify the applicant of any deficiencies and/or modifications necessary to perfect the application. Once a submission is deemed complete, the request is published for public hearing and is sent to the Plan Commission for its consideration and recommendation. To allow for the required public notice, the application and supporting material must be submitted at least 22 days in advance of the next available Plan Commission meeting.