Planned Development

Planned Developments are project-specific zone regulations that encourage innovative land planning and site design concepts that support a high quality of life and achieve a high quality of development, environmental sensitivity, energy efficiency, and other County goals and objectives. PD's provide flexibility of zone standards that sometimes results from strict application of the zone development, form, and design standards established in the Ordinance.

gaylordPre-Application Conference: Required

Pre-Application Neighborhood Meeting: Required 

Subdivision and Development Review Committee (SDRC): Planned Development applications may be referred to the SDRC, at the discretion of the section Supervisor or at the request of the applicant.

Decision-Making Body: District Council makes decision with recommendations from Planning Board and Zoning Hearing Examiner.

Fees: $5,000 plus $200 per acre up to and including 50 acres, plus $100 for each additional acre 

Public Notice Requirement:

Legal Advertisement: 30 days prior to the District Council, Planning Board, and Zoning Hearing Examiner hearings.

Sign Posting: 30 days prior to the District Council, Planning Board, and Zoning Hearing Examiner hearings on the subject site.

Mailings: For District Council Review - 30 days prior to the District Council hearings to:

  • The applicant(s) 
  • All persons of record 

And 60 days prior to District Council hearings to: 

  • Any municipality lying, wholly or in part, within, or within 1 mile of, the boundaries of the land subject to the application
  • Any governed special taxing districts lying, wholly or in part, within, or within 1 mile of, the boundaries of the land subject to the application.

Mailings:  For Planning Board Review - 30 days prior to the hearings to:

  • The Applicant(s)
  • All owners of land abutting the land subject to the application
  • All persons of record, and all other persons who requested (in writing) a copy of the Technical Staff Report
  • Registered civic associations that identified the geographical area in which the site is located as part of their represented areas
  • Any municipality lying, wholly or in part, within, or within 1 mile of, the boundaries of the land subject to the application
  • Any governed special taxing districts lying, wholly or in part, within, or within 1 mile of, the boundaries of the land subject to the application

Mailings:  For Zoning Hearing Examiner Review - 30 days prior to the hearings to:

  • The Applicant(s)
  • All persons of record
  • Any municipality lying, wholly or in part, within, or within 1 mile of, the boundaries of the land subject to the application
  • Any governed special taxing districts lying, wholly or in part, within, or within 1 mile of, the boundaries of the land subject to the application 

Estimated Review Time: 8-10 months


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Fill out this application form and email the PDF along with required submission materials to DRDApplications@ppd.mncppc.org.

Important Documents

Application Forms and Filing Instructions

Fee Information 

Public Notice Requirements

Relevant Development Review Bulletins