Sec. 7.5.1 Intent
It is the intent of this district to encourage development of compatible land uses on a scale larger than that
of individual small parcels. This district is designed to be an overlay appended to a residential, commercial, or
industrial district to provide greater latitude with regard to the internal site planning considerations of a planned
development. Individual uses and structures in a planned development need not comply with the specific building
location, height, type, building size, lot size, and other space limits of the underlying basic district provided that the
spirit and intent of such requirements are compiled within the total development plan approved for such project.
Sec. 7.5.2 General provisions
Any area may be rezoned as a planned development district if any one of the following conditions is met:
A. More than one principal land use is proposed for development on a single or multiple ownership.
B. Separate land uses, which would not otherwise be permitted to locate within the same zoning district,
are proposed for development on one or more adjacent parcels under single or separate ownership.
C. Exceptions or variations to the size, dimensional changes in standards required, or other requirements
of the zoning ordinance or are being sought to provide design flexibility.
Sec. 7.5.3 “PD” approval procedures.
A. The application for the planned development shall be executed by all property owners as recorded in the
official records of the superior court of Athens-Clarke County, or their authorized agents.
B. Any request pertaining to the establishment of a “PD” zoning district shall be considered an amendment to
the official zoning map and shall be administered and processed as an application to amend the official
zoning map.
C. Development plan and application.

  1. A petition for “PD” zoning must be accompanied by a site plan and written report of the project. The
    application shall include a report addressing the approval criteria of Section 13.8 and a development
    plan prepared and sealed by a licensed surveyor, architect, landscape architect, or engineer, and
    including the following information:
  2. Vicinity map.
  3. North arrow.
  4. Depiction and names of all streets within and abutting the subject property, including right-ofway and pavement widths.
  5. Depiction of the subject property, including the dimensions of all lot lines.
  6. Location and use of all buildings existing and proposed on the subject property.
  7. Location of all parking areas, parking spaces, and ingress, egress and traffic circulation for the
    subject property.
  8. Schematic landscaping plan showing area and type of landscaping proposed.
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  9. For any proposed structural or site improvement, a topographic map of the site showing contour
    intervals of five feet or less.
  10. Approximate location of all existing natural features in areas which are planned to be disturbed,
    including, but not limited to, all existing vegetation, any natural drainage ways, ponds or
    wetlands, any substantial outcroppings of rocks or boulders, and protected environmental buffer
  11. Project name and designation of the plan
  12. Scale (plan must be drawn to a standardized engineering scale).
  13. Date of plan origination and latest revision.
  14. Tax parcel identification numbers and zoning designations of the subject property and adjacent
  15. Existing and proposed public water, sanitary sewer, and access easements, and stormwater
    management facilities.
  16. Total acreage, the area and percentage of lot coverage, the total number of parking spaces,
    sufficient information for required parking determination for each non-residential use, and the
    total number of dwelling units (including the number of bedrooms in each dwelling unit for
    multifamily development).
    In addition to the site plan, a planned development application shall include the following:
  17. Traffic Impact Analysis for projects that may be expected to generate 1,000 average daily vehicle
    trips per day, per the specifications of the Athens-Clarke County traffic engineer. Anticipated
    vehicle trips may be based upon the latest edition of Trip generation published by the Institute of
    Transportation Engineers.
  18. Water and sanitary sewer demands per specifications of the Athens-Clarke County Public Utilities
  19. Schematic architectural elevations of proposed structures and/or photographs of existing
    structures, as applicable, with the existing or proposed maximum height denoted.
  20. Written description of proposed stormwater management.
    D. Compliance. In any event where it is determined by the Mayor and City Council, after referral and/or receipt
    of a recommendation from the planning commission, that the development of an approved planned
    development project is not in accordance with this section, the Mayor and City Council, after holding a public
    hearing, may amend the zoning ordinance to place parts or all of the property in the planned development
    district in its prior zoning classification or any other appropriate classification.
    E. Application of regulations:
  21. If any exceptions or variations to the requirements of the zoning ordinance or ordinance are being
    sought in connection with the planned development, then the application must contain the applicant’s
    requests for such exceptions or variations for hearing, consideration, and decision by the Mayor and
    City Council in conjunction with the planned development.
  22. Uses permitted in a “PD” district shall include all uses permitted in the underlying district. In the case of
    an underlying residential district, retail and service uses designed and located within the project may
    be permitted.
  23. Total project residential density shall be compatible with that normally permitted in the underlying
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