The city's zoning code is broken into three basic parts, or modules, that specify use, density and development requirements for each district. The combined elements of the three modules create a zoning district.
The three zoning code modules are:
- Use - establishes the uses that are permitted, conditionally permitted and prohibited, as well as uses that may be permitted through a use review approval.
- Form - specifies the physical parameters for development, such as setbacks, building coverage, height and special building design characteristics.
- Intensity - establishes the density of development and identifies the:
- minimum lot sizes,
- minimum open space per dwelling unit,
- number of dwelling units per acre,
- minimum open space per lot or parcel, and
- floor area ratios, when applicable.
In addition, planned developments (generally referred to as PUDs) are a planning tool utilized by the city since the 1960s to allow for flexibility in development and design. Submit an inquiry for assistance in determining if a parcel is located within a PUD zone.