A Planned Unit Development (PUD) is a special type of zoning in which the proposed land uses, transportation elements, building densities, arrangements and types are set out in a unified plan. A planned unit development may consist of mixed residential, commercial, office, and public land uses or a single use development.
PUDs shall be used as an alternate development tool for those developments that propose a creative and innovative development whose layout is not achievable by the standards under which the property is currently zoned.
A PUD is zoning and may dictate different development standards from the traditional zoning ordinance. If a property is in a PUD, start by reading the PUD ordinance. The PUD ordinance may reference a sketch plan which can be found in the following below: