Planned Development Districts

District Section
District Description
PD-R: Planned Development-Residential District 
72-33.1 The Planned Development-Residential (PD-R) District is established to encourage innovative and creative design, to facilitate use of the most advantageous construction techniques, and to protect watercourses, stream valleys, forest cover in watersheds, and areas with scenic vistas. The district is designed to permit a greater degree of flexibility in terms of layout, design and construction of planned development than is found in conventional zoning classifications. It will permit planned mixed use communities comprising residential, commercial, office and service uses. For these reasons, the PD-R District shall not be appropriate unless the General Development Plan submitted by an applicant satisfies the requirements of this division and the adopted Comprehensive Plan to a significantly greater degree than the requirements of a conventional zoning district.
PD-C: Planned Development-Commercial District 72-32.2 The Planned Development-Commercial (PD-C) District is established to provide locations for a full range of retail commercial and service uses which are oriented to serve a regional market area. The district also provides for planned employment centers with offices and professional business uses. The district should be located adjacent to major transportation arteries, with development encouraged in centers planned as a unit.

The district should be reserved for development on contiguous land areas of at least 150 acres under single ownership or control capable of containing an aggregate gross floor area in excess of 500,000 square feet.
PD-MU: Planned Development-Mixed-Use District 72-33.3 The Planned Development Mixed-Use District is established to promote areas appropriate for office, retail, and residential uses, designed in a unified and cohesive manner in order to create an attractive environment in which to live, work and recreate. Two or more uses shall be integrated into a mixed use project. The district is appropriate in areas suitable for redevelopment as identified in the Jumpstart Plan contained within the Comprehensive Plan, and those areas designated for mixed use development to provide a process and design criteria that can be used to transition from established uses while accommodating new growth and evolving market trends. Vertical integration of uses is encouraged where appropriate.

Where appropriate, existing environmental features are to be preserved and integrated into the plan of development. In order to lessen the dependence on vehicles, the major land uses are encouraged to be connected by way of pedestrian linkages, bicycle/pedestrian facilities, trails and greenways that tie together the businesses, residences and open space into accessible patterns of development, and connect to adjacent offsite roads, parks and trails. The pedestrian-oriented nature of the district should be emphasized by the building scale and design, block sizes, pedestrian-oriented uses and streetscapes.

This district is considered an urban-style model with uses that are mixed together and easily walkable. For example, main entrances are located close to public streets, parking lots serve multiple uses, residential densities are higher to promote more activity within the development, as well as more public open spaces, and buffers located between different uses within the borders of the development are reduced or eliminated.

The district shall encourage mixed-use development and its accompanying support commercial and office uses while maintaining a strong emphasis on pedestrian scale, urban development and amenities. In order to encourage high quality design and innovative arrangement of building and open space uses throughout the project, this district provides substantial flexibility from the conventional use and dimensional requirements of the general districts.

The district shall promote a compact mixed-use design, traditional neighborhood pattern of development which includes a hierarchy of interconnected streets and blocks, pedestrian friendly walkable streets, a variety of housing types and lot sizes, mixed-use commercial neighborhood centers, and a connected passive and active open space network.

For purposes of this district, the following themes are embraced as desired sustainable growth policies and should be included in the design of each project: walkability, green building design, recycling, natural resource protection, and non-commercial community gardens, where appropriate.
PD-MC: Planned Development-Medical Center District 72-33.4 The Planned Development-Medical Center (PD-MC) District is intended to permit the development and growth of general and specialty hospitals to serve as the nuclei of medical center complexes within the City. The principal land use objective of the district is to permit the location around a general hospital of closely related medical uses, such as medical offices, diagnostic laboratories, pharmaceutical centers, special patient care units and allied housing units, in order to provide for an improved, convenient and efficient health care and delivery system for the City region. The district shall be developed in accordance with the Comprehensive Planning principles, guidelines, and performance standards outlined in this section.

The PD-MC District shall not be appropriate unless the generalized development plan submitted by an applicant satisfies the requirements of this section and the adopted Comprehensive Plan, to a significantly greater degree than the requirements of a conventional zoning district.