A Planned Development Permit is a permit based upon a discretionary decision that is required prior to initiation of specified uses and structures which are allowed as a matter of right, but which are subject to site plan review and which may be conditioned in order to assure compliance with the requirements of this Chapter and with the purposes of the applicable zone. Planned Development Permits may be granted by the Planning Director or his/her designee through an administrative hearing process, or by the Planning Commission or Board of Supervisors through a public hearing process.

In the case of a use or development that also contemplates a subdivision of property located within the RPD Zone, the Planned Development Permit shall be processed simultaneously with the subdivision application. Where the subdivision application would normally be approved by some authority higher than the authority normally specified for approval of the permit by Article 5, the permit may be approved only by that higher authority. Where the subdivision application would normally be approved by some authority lower than the authority normally specified for approval of the permit by Article 5 or this subsection (a), that lower authority shall defer action on the subdivision application to that higher authority. For the purposes of this Section, the Planning Commission is a higher authority than the Planning Director and the Board of Supervisors is a higher authority than the Planning Commission. (AM. ORD. 4377 – 1/29/08)