This may seem like a silly question, but do you think it's a good idea to use 'PUD' as a land use category, rather than a zoning classification or actual physical space? I've been asked to review a comp plan for a small town (pop. 5k) in a rural area, and there are some strange distinctions on the land use map, one of which is a separate category for land use.
It seems to me that it would be better (and by better I mean simpler and clearer) to use a traditional land use category in this case - residential, open space, commercial, or mixed. Maybe it would be different for a larger jurisdiction, but we're talking about three small sections of a very small town.
So what do you think? Is it acceptable to use PUD as a land use category? Wise? Depends on the situation?