Chapter 18.62


18.62.010    Specific purposes.

18.62.020    Applicability and zoning map designator.

18.62.030    Land use regulations.

18.62.040    Development regulations.

18.62.050    Required plans and materials.

18.62.060    Approval of a PD plan or specific plan.

18.62.070    Amendments to adopted PD plan.

18.62.080    Review of plans.

18.62.010 Specific purposes.

The specific purpose of the planned development district (PD) is to:

A. Establish a procedure for the development of large parcels of land in order to reduce or eliminate the rigidity, delay, and inequity that otherwise would result from application of zoning standards and procedures designed primarily for small parcels;

B. Ensure orderly and thorough planning and review procedures that will result in quality urban design;

C. Encourage variety and avoid monotony in large developments by allowing greater freedom in selecting the means to provide access, light, open space and amenity;

D. Provide for flexibility, consistent with the general plan, from the rigid land use and development regulations found in base districts in order to take advantage of unique land use or site characteristics;

E. Encourage allocation and improvement of common open space in residential areas, and provide for maintenance of the open space at the expense of those who will directly benefit from it;

F. Encourage the preservation of serviceable existing structures of historic value or artistic merit by providing the opportunity to use them imaginatively for purposes other than that for which they were originally intended;

G. Encourage the assembly of properties that might otherwise be developed in unrelated increments to the detriment of surrounding neighborhoods. [Ord. 07-1284 § 3 (Exh. D), 2007; Ord. 979 § 2 (Exh. A), 1990.]

18.62.020 Applicability and zoning map designator.

An amendment to reclassify property to PD is initiated by a property owner, qualified applicant, the planning commission, or the city council. If the property is not under a single ownership, each owner must join in the application. A map showing the extent of ownerships must be submitted with the concept plans and materials. A PD district is indicated on the zoning map by the designation “PD” followed by the number of the enacting ordinance. [Ord. 07-1284 § 3 (Exh. D), 2007; Ord. 979 § 2 (Exh. A), 1990.]

18.62.030 Land use regulations.

No use other than an existing use is permitted in a PD district except in accord with a PD plan or specific plan. A permitted or conditional use authorized by this title or any other use found consistent with the intent of the general plan may be included in an approved PD plan or an adopted specific plan, consistent with the land use element of the general plan. [Ord. 07-1284 § 3 (Exh. D), 2007; Ord. 979 § 2 (Exh. A), 1990.]

18.62.040 Development regulations.

A. Minimum Area. The minimum area of a PD district should be four acres or more. However, a PD district may be subdivided in accord with a PD plan or specific plan. A district may be less than four acres upon a finding that there is unique character to the specific site, the proposed land use, or the existing or proposed improvements.

B. Residential Density. The total number of dwelling units in a PD plan may not exceed the number permitted by the general plan density for the total area of parcels designated for residential use and for open space. The density bonus provisions of Chapter 18.46 PMC apply.

C. Signs. The sign regulations prescribed by PMC Title 19 apply except as may be approved or modified by the PD plan.

D. Other Development Regulations. All other development regulations prescribed by this title apply except as may be approved or modified by the PD plan. [Ord. 07-1284 § 3 (Exh. D), 2007; Ord. 979 § 2 (Exh. A), 1990.]

18.62.050 Required plans and materials.

In addition to the plans and materials required to accompany an application for a zoning map amendment, an application for rezoning to a PD district must include a PD plan or specific plan incorporating such information, drawings, exhibits, reports, and supporting data necessary to describe the plan. The city planner may also require one or more of the following items, based on the type, location and potential impacts of proposed development:

A. A map showing the proposed district boundaries and the relationship of the district to uses and structures within a 300-foot radius of the district boundaries;

B. A map or aerial photo of the proposed district and 100 feet beyond its boundary showing sufficient topographic data to indicate clearly the character of the terrain; the type, location, and condition of mature trees and other natural vegetation; and the location of existing development.

C. A site plan indicating the existing and proposed uses, gross and net acreages, gross floor area, lot coverage, height, parking, residential densities and delineation of building footprints, lot patterns and configurations and circulation plan including existing and proposed streets, driveways and parking areas;

D. Architectural plan indicating exterior elevations, floor plans, and colors and materials of buildings and structures;

E. Landscape plan indicating existing vegetation and proposed planting areas, types and sizes of plant materials and design of walkways, trails, recreation areas, paved areas, benches, water features, and lighting, plus use of open space areas;

F. Guidelines for the physical development of the property, including illustrations of proposed architectural, urban design, and landscape concepts.

G. On slopes over 10 percent, single line sections showing the relationship of the building to the topography. [Ord. 07-1284 § 3 (Exh. D), 2007; Ord. 979 § 2 (Exh. A), 1990.]

18.62.060 Approval of a PD plan or specific plan.

A. General Procedures. A PD plan or specific plan shall be processed at the same time as consideration of the application for reclassification to a PD district. The planning commission may require either a PD plan or a specific plan. A recommendation of the commission to reclassify to a PD district must include a resolution either recommending city council approval of a PD plan or recommending a specific plan.

B. PD Plan Effective Date and Expiration. The city council shall approve or conditionally approve a PD plan at the same time that it adopts an ordinance establishing a PD district. A PD plan is effective on the same date as the ordinance creating the PD district for which it was approved. The city council may require that the PD plan expire after a specified period of time unless a building permit is issued and construction diligently pursued. An approved PD plan may specify a development staging or phasing program. Expiration of a PD plan voids the PD district and causes the property to revert to the zoning map designation preceding the amendment to the PD district.

C. Specific Plan Procedures. A specific plan adopted by resolution of the city council is administered as prescribed by the city council, consistent with Government Code Section 65450 et seq. [Ord. 07-1284 § 3 (Exh. D), 2007; Ord. 05-1257 § 4, 2005; Ord. 979 § 2 (Exh. A), 1990.]

18.62.070 Amendments to adopted PD plan.

An amendment to an adopted PD plan is initiated in the same manner as an application for a zoning map amendment (Chapter 18.48 PMC). [Ord. 07-1284 § 3 (Exh. D), 2007; Ord. 979 § 2 (Exh. A), 1990.]

18.62.080 Review of plans.

Each project requires design review (Chapter 18.36 PMC). The city shall not accept plans for a project in a PD district for design review (Chapter 18.36 PMC) unless the plans are substantially consistent with an approved PD plan or specific plan. [Ord. 07-1284 § 3 (Exh. D), 2007; Ord. 05-1257 § 4, 2005.]