Chapter 18.40

PLANNED DISTRICT DEVELOPMENT

 

            18.40.010        Purpose.

            18.40.020        Planned district developments.

            18.40.030        Objectives of planned district development.

            18.40.040        Standards and requirements for planned district developments.

            18.40.050        Standards for conventional development.     

           

18.40.010  Purpose.  The purpose of this chapter is to establish a zoning district in which the development of innovative non-residential and mixed use projects is encouraged.

(Ord. dated 12-19-94(part); ord. dated 11-19-13)

 

18.40.020  Planned district developments.

A.  A planned district development is characterized by a unified site design for clustered buildings, common open space, and a mixture of building types and land uses.

(Ord. dated 12-19-94(part); ord. dated 11-19-13) 

 

B.  Planned district developments are intended as an alternative method of development in the Planned District Development zoning district. A planned district development may be proposed for a vacant parcel of any size in the Planned District Development zoning district. In the alternative, any vacant parcel in the Planned District Development zoning district may be conventionally developed, and any developed parcel in the Planned District Development zoning district may be conventionally redeveloped, according to the regulations applicable in the General Business or the R-2 zoning district.

 

C.  A planned district development must be approved as a land development project.

(Ord. dated 11-19-13)

 

18.40.030  Objectives of planned district development. 

A.  To maximize opportunities for flexibility in the design of large developments; and

 

B.  To encourage developers to conserve the natural features of a site, and protect natural and historic resources; and

 

C.  To encourage a more efficient and aesthetic use of land for recreation, conservation and open space uses; and

 

D.  To encourage and promote variety in the physical development of land use in the town; and

 

E.  To allow effective use of physical improvements and municipal services relative to land use development; and

 

F.  To foster and maintain the rural character of the town, and

 

G. To provide a transitional area between business and industrial uses and residential uses.

(Ord. dated 12-19-94(part); ord. dated 11-19-13)

 

18.40.040  Standards and requirements for planned district development.

A.  Permitted uses and special permit uses that may be located in a planned district development are shown in Chapter 18.16 of this Title. 

 

B.  The development density required for single-family and two-family dwellings in the R-2 zoning district shall apply to residential uses in a planned district development, and the development density required for uses in the General Business zoning district shall apply to non-residential uses in a planned district development.

 

C.  For planned district developments, the planning board shall have the authority to approve departures from the General Business and R-2 dimensional regulations, including but not limited to lot area, lot width, lot frontage, yard dimensions, and parking requirements.  

(Ord. dated 11-19-13)    

   

18.40.050  Standards for conventional development.

A.  The dimensional requirements for the R-2 zoning district, including sign regulations, shall apply to existing and proposed single-family and two-family dwellings in the Planned District Development zoning district that are not part of a planned district development. 

 

B.  The dimensional requirements for the General Business zoning district, including sign and parking regulations, shall apply to existing and proposed non-residential buildings in the Planned District Development zoning district that are not part of a planned district development.     

(Ord. dated 12-19-94(part); ord. dated 11-19-13)

 

REFERENCES

R.I. Gen. Laws § 45-24-47.

 

 

Published by ClerkBase
©2021 by Clerkbase. No Claim to Original Government Works.