What is a Planned Unit Development?

Kara Banks City News

If you’ve noticed the yellow signs at the intersection of West 8th Street and Braun Street announcing a public hearing for rezoning, you may be wondering what is a PUD?

A Planned Unit Development, or PUD, allows a developer more creativity and imaginative design of land developments than is possible under traditional zoning districts. For example, PUDs allows developers to request the flexibility to include complimentary types of zoning or modifications from the traditional zoning requirements such as lot size, setbacks, etc.

In today’s ever-changing market, the PUD is an important tool to help developers and home builders design projects that balance the rising fixed costs (such as extension of road and utility infrastructure) and rising costs of building materials with the changing preferences of the home buyer for lower yard maintenance or more close-knit, walkable neighborhoods that include amenities.

The steps for consideration of a PUD are slightly different than a traditional development. For a PUD, the developer submits applications for both rezoning and a conceptual plan to be heard simultaneously by the Planning Commission, both with public hearing. These applications include specific details about the proposed development.

For this project, those applications will be heard on Tuesday, July 12th at 7:00 PM at City Hall. The City will publish the Planning Commission packet with the details of this particular project on Friday, July 8th. If you would like to have the meeting packet information for Planning Commission and City Council sent directly to your email, you can sign up at edgertonks.org/contact/sign-up-to-receive-alerts.