Planned Development zoning is used to accommodate infill and other developments that are not possible under standard zoning districts. Planned Development zoning offers flexibility from certain zoning standards in exchange for a higher level of site design and architectural control than is required using conventional zoning.
The Planned Development process generally requires two steps - the creation of a General Development Plan (GDP), followed by the review and approval of a Precise Implementation Plan (PIP) for each building or building type within the district. A GDP/PIP may be approved in one step for a site that involves one building. Once approved, the GDP and PIP serve as the zoning controls for a specific site or area of development. The map shows where Planned Development zoning is used within the city.