A Planned Unit Development (PUD) is a specific zoning classification given to a development that successfully completes the PUD process. A PUD offers flexibility in development which standard zoning classifications do not. In exchange for the additional flexibility, the City gains additional control over the final product. Each PUD is unique. One PUD may include a variety of residential uses, while another may incorporate a mix of commercial and residential uses. The specifications and conditions are included as part of the approved plans.
The PUD process includes review and action by the Plan and Zoning Commission and by the City Council. Public hearings are required at both levels. The PUD process usually takes approximately 4 months plus the time spent by the consulting firms in preparation on behalf of the developer.
The Process Checklist is a summarized timeline of deadlines and meetings in order to successfully complete the PUD process.
Refer to Chapter 28 of the Zoning Ordinance for the PUD requirements.