The Planning Commission has been presented an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance for a Commercial PUD overlay.
What are your positive and negative experiences, and what pitfalls do we need to look out for?
Our CPUD has three components:
1. A Use Restrictions section.
2. A Site Plan section.
3. An Architectural Guidelines section.
The main advantage I see is that while it allows the developer to maximize the use of his land, it provides an opportunity for the city to manage a control of design elements that it has not had before. Further, it makes this control of design legal in that the developer does not have to accept it. He can go back to the underlying Commercial Zone criteria if he thinks he is being abused.