Comprehensive Design

These zones require three-phase development plan review, the first of which is Basic Plan approval at the time of rezoning that establishes general land use types, land use relationships, and minimum land use quantities. In zones providing for density and intensity ranges, increases in base density and intensity within the limits prescribed are allowed in return for public benefit features provided by the developer.

R-L: Residential Low Development


Provides for low-density residential development in areas recommended by a Master Plan for alternative low - density development techniques. The zone allows a mixture of residential types and lot sizes generally corresponding to single-family development; provides for limited commercial uses necessary to serve the dominant residential uses.
  • Minimum tract size - Generally 100 adjoining gross acres
  • Low 0.5 - Base density (dwelling units per gross acre) - 0.5
    • Maximum density - 0.9
    • Maximum mixed retirement development density - 8 du/gross acre
  • Low 1.0 - Base Density (dwelling units per gross acre) - 1.0
    • Maximum density - 1.5
    • Maximum mixed retirement development density - 8 du/gross acre

R-S: Residential Suburban Development


A mixture of residential types within the suburban density range generally corresponding to low-density single-family development; provides for limited commercial uses necessary to serve the dominant residential uses.
  • Minimum tract size - Generally 25 adjoining gross acres
  • Suburban 1.6 - Base density (dwelling units per gross acre) - 1.6
    • Maximum density - 2.6
    • Maximum mixed retirement development density - 8 du/gross acre
  • Suburban 2.7 - Base density (dwelling units per gross acre) - 2.7
    • Maximum density - 3.5
    • Maximum mixed retirement development density - 8 du/gross acre

R-M: Residential Medium Development


A mixture of residential types with a medium-density range; provides for limited commercial uses necessary to serve the dominant residential uses.
  • Minimum tract size - Generally 10 adjoining gross acres
  • Medium 3.6 - Base density (dwelling units per gross acre) - 3.6
    • Maximum density - 5.7
    • Maximum mixed retirement development density - 8 du/gross acre
  • Medium 5.8 - Base density (dwelling units per gross acre) - 5.8
    • Maximum density - 7.9
    • Maximum mixed retirement development density - 8 du/gross acre

R-U: Residential Urban Development


A mixture of residential types generally associated with an urban environment; provides for limited commercial uses necessary to serve the dominant residential uses.
  • Minimum tract size - Generally 5 adjoining gross acres
  • Urban 8.0 - Base density (dwelling units per gross acre) - 8.0
    • Maximum density - 11.9
    • Maximum mixed retirement development density - 8 du/gross acre
  • Urban 12.0 - Base density (dwelling units per gross acre) - 12.0
    • Maximum density - 16.9
    • Maximum mixed retirement development density - 8 du/gross acre

L-A-C: Local Activity Center


A mixture of commercial retail and service uses along with complementary residential densities within a hierarchy of centers servicing three distinct service areas: neighborhood, village, and community.
  • Neighborhood Village Community
  • Minimum tract size 4 adjoining gross ac. 10 adjoining gross ac. 20 adjoining gross ac.
  • Base residential density 8 du/gross residential ac. 10 du/gross residential ac. 10 du/gross residential ac.
  • Maximum residential density 12.1 du/gross residential ac. 15 du/gross residential ac. 20 du/gross residential ac.
  • Base commercial intensity 0.16 FAR 0.2 FAR 0.2 FAR
  • Maximum commercial intensity 0.31 FAR 0.64 FAR 0.68 FAR
  • Maximum mixed retirement development density 8 du/gross ac. 8 du/gross ac. 8 du/gross ac.

M-A-C: Major Activity Center


A mixture of uses which serve a regional residential market or provide concentrated employment, arranged to allow easy pedestrian access between uses; two types of functional centers are described: Major Metro and New Town or Corridor City.
  • Minimum tract size - Generally 40 adjoining gross acres
  • Metro Center
  • New Town or City Corridor Center
  • Base residential density 48 du/gross residential ac. 10 du/gross residential ac.
  • Maximum residential density 125 du/gross residential ac. 47.9 du/gross residential ac.
  • Base commercial intensity 1.0 FAR/gross 0.2 FAR/gross commercial ac. commercial ac.
  • Maximum commercial intensity 2.7 FAR/gross 0.88 FAR/gross commercial ac. commercial ac.
  • Minimum residential floor area 20% of total at time 20% of total at time of full development of full development
  • Maximum mixed retirement 8 du/gross ac. 8 du/gross ac. development density

E-I-A: Employment and Institutional Area


A concentration of nonretail employment and institutional uses and services such as medical, manufacturing, office, religious, educational, recreational, and governmental.
  • Minimum tract size - Generally 5 adjoining gross acres
  • Minimum open space improved by landscaping - 20% of net lot area

V-L: Village-Low


Provides for a variety of residential, commercial, recreational, and employment uses within a traditional village setting surrounded by open space; mandates the following land use area categories: (1) Village Proper; (2) Village Fringe; (3) Residential Areas; (4) Village Buffer; 5 Recreational Areas. Land use areas are arranged to allow a sense of community with linkage via a pedestrian network to a core which contains commercial, civic, community, and residential uses; also mandates a mixture of residential types and lot sizes, including affordable housing units; includes detailed design standards and building materials requirements. This Zone may be utilized in areas recommended for permanent low density by a Master Plan.
  • Minimum tract size - 150 contiguous gross acres
  • Maximum density - 1.3 dwelling units per gross acre

V-M: Village-Medium


Provides for a variety of residential, commercial, recreational, and employment uses within a traditional village setting surrounded by open space; mandates the following land use area categories:
  1. Village Proper
  2. Village Fringe
  3. Residential Areas
  4. Village Buffer
  5. Recreational Areas
Land use areas are arranged to allow a sense of community with linkage via a pedestrian network to a core which contains commercial, civic, community, and residential uses; also mandates a mixture of residential types and lot sizes, including affordable housing units; includes detailed design standards and building materials requirements.
This Zone may be utilized in areas recommended for permanent low density by a Master Plan.
  • Minimum tract size - 300 contiguous gross acres
  • Maximum density - 2.0 dwelling units per gross acre