The Planned Development (PD) district is a tool intended to facilitate the planning, design, and development of integrated land uses on large tracts of land that cannot adequately be accommodated in other zoning districts. A PD should further the goals of the comprehensive plan, demonstrate enhanced and contextual design standards, present a well-organized and cohesive land plan, and contain clear and concise development regulations.
A PD district may be used to permit innovative and superior land utilization concepts not permitted by other zoning districts. A PD district can permit greater flexibility and creativity to encourage design plans unique to individual projects that are responsive to changing market conditions. The PD district also provides assurance of high-quality standards and a consistent vision across the scope, scale, and term of the project.