Riverfront at Dos Rios PD/ODP Amendment
Per Section 21.02.150, The planned development (PD) district is intended to apply to mixed use or unique single use projects to provide design flexibility not available through strict application and interpretation of the standards established in Chapter 21.05 GJMC. The PD zone district imposes any and all provisions applicable to the land as stated in the PD zoning ordinance. The purpose of the PD zone is to provide design flexibility as described in GJMC 21.05.010. Planned development rezoning should be used when long-term community benefits will be derived, and the vision, goals and policies of the Comprehensive Plan can be achieved. Long-term community benefits include:
(1) More efficient infrastructure;
(2) Reduced traffic demands;
(3) More usable public and/or private open space;
(4) Recreational amenities; and/or
(5) Needed housing choices.
Per Section 21.02.150 of the Zoning and Development Code, the planning commission and city council shall base their decision in consideration of the extent to which the applicant demonstrates the following criteria have been met:
(i) The Comprehensive Plan, Grand Junction Circulation Plan and other adopted plans and policies;
(ii) The rezoning criteria provided in GJMC 21.02.140;
(iii) The planned development requirements of Chapter 21.05 GJMC;
(iv) The applicable corridor guidelines and other overlay districts in GJMC Titles 23, 24 and 25;
(v) Adequate public services and facilities shall be provided concurrent with the projected impacts of the development;
(vi) Adequate circulation and access shall be provided to serve all development pods/areas to be developed;
(vii) Appropriate screening and buffering of adjacent property and uses shall be provided;
(viii) An appropriate range of density for the entire property or for each development pod/area to be developed;
(ix) An appropriate set of “default” or minimum standards for the entire property or for each development pod/area to be developed;
(x) An appropriate phasing or development schedule for the entire property or for each development pod/area to be developed.
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