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The approval of a planned unit development shall be by the City Council, upon recommendation of the Hearing Examiner, and shall be processed in accordance with the following procedures:

(1) Who May Apply. Any owner or group of owners of contiguous property acting jointly may submit an application for a PUD.

(2) Pre-application. Prior to the acceptance of an application for PUD approval, a pre-application conference between representatives of the City and the potential applicant is required. This conference shall be set by the Planning Department at the request of the potential applicant. The purpose of the pre-application conference is to acquaint the applicant with various code requirements affecting PUD districts.

(3) Application. The applicant shall file a PUD district application for preliminary plan approval with the Planning Division. All applications will be processed in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 25.210 PMC. The application shall be accompanied by the following:

(a) A filing fee in an amount equal to the rezone fee;

(b) A completed SEPA checklist;

(c) A vicinity map; and

(d) Twelve copies of maps and drawings comprising the preliminary plan.

(4) Preliminary Plan. The preliminary PUD district plan shall indicate or include the following:

(a) Written documents, including but not limited to:

(i) A legal description;

(ii) Statement of present ownership;

(iii) Statement of intent, including any plans for selling or renting the property;

(iv) A timetable of development, including a phasing schedule if project will be developed in phases;

(v) Provisions to assure maintenance of all common areas; and

(vi) Proposed restrictive covenants, if any.

(b) Relationship of the property to the surrounding area, including identification of land use and zoning of both the site and vicinal properties.

(c) Names and dimensions of streets bounding, traversing or touching upon the site.

(d) Location and width of proposed streets and pedestrian ways, arrangement of common off-street parking and recreational vehicle storage areas.

(e) Location, layout and conceptual landscape design of all common yards, open space and recreational areas.

(f) Proposed method of street lighting and signing.

(g) Existing and proposed utility systems, including irrigation plan.

(h) Existing site conditions, showing contours at five-foot intervals and location of significant geographic features.

(i) Approximate building locations, buildable areas and building heights.

(5) Public Hearing Before the Hearing Examiner. Following a public hearing, the Hearing Examiner may recommend approval or denial of the application and accompanying PUD plans or may recommend imposition of such conditions of approval as are necessary to ensure conformity to all applicable regulations and the purposes of the PUD district. A PUD may be recommended for approval only when it has been determined that:

(a) The PUD district development will be compatible with nearby developments and uses.

(b) Peripheral treatment ensures proper transition between PUD uses and nearby external uses and developments.

(c) The development will be consistent with the Comprehensive Plan and the purposes of the PUD district.

(d) The public health, safety and welfare have been served. [Ord. 4481 § 1, 2020; Ord. 4433 § 1, 2019; Ord. 3354 § 2, 1999; Code 1970 § 25.62.090.]