What is “PD” or Planned Development zoning?
When a piece of property has unique or unusual constraints to development which would otherwise limit its efficient development, a “PD” or Planned Development suffix is sometimes added to the normal zoning district designation. This allows some discretionary flexibility by the Planning and Zoning Commission to the normal lot size and setback requirements. However, the overall density cannot exceed that which would normally be allowed in the District without “PD”. The “PD” designation also requires site plan approval by the Commission of each development. Commission approval occurs only after a public hearing, and the Commission may impose additional design or buffer requirements to mitigate adverse effects of the development.

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1. What is zoning?
2. How can someone tell me what I can and cannot do with my land?
3. What is allowed within specific zoning districts?
4. How are zoning district boundaries changed?
5. What is “PD” or Planned Development zoning?
6. How do I know which zoning district I live in?
7. How much does it cost for a zoning application?