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Ordinance 2016-15

ORDINANCE NO. 2016-15

A ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 2007-10 (STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES FOR PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT) AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

WHEREAS, development of real property in Northwest Arkansas, and the City has seen many changes over the last eight years;

WHEREAS, the City staff and Planning Commission are constantly revisiting procedures set out in City ordinances to keep them consistent with similar provisions  in sister cities;

WHEREAS, the City staff and the Planning Commission recommended certain amendments to the PUD Ordinance to protect the unique character of our City and  yet facilitate  healthy new development.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF JOHNSON, ARKANSAS, That:

Section 1:   'Section 1: General Description of Ordinance 2007-10 is hereby amended by the addition of the following paragraph which will become the last paragraph in that Section, to-wit:

"If the PUD zoning district Preliminary Plan contains parking requirements/design standards, street and sidewalk requirements/design standards, landscape requirements/design standards, architectural design standards for residential, commercial and/or industrial uses and lot configurations, along with a procedure or mechanism for deviations, that plan, if specifically approved by the Planning Commission and adopted by the City Council , is an Approved Regulated Plan. An Approved Regulated Plan may define and determine what constitutes a 'minor amendment' to the plan and may control as to how minor amendments to such Plan are approved."

Section 2:  'Subsection (1) Amendments to Preliminary Plan.'  of  number  '(4)  Amendments.' to Section 3 of Ordinance No. 2007-10 (on page 7 of Ord. 2007-10) is hereby amended by the following language being substituted in place of the language in the third sentence which  precedes the colon, to-wit: 

 In addition to the 'minor amendments' as defined or determined by an Approved Regulated Plan, other modifications from the previously  approved  preliminary  plan shall be deemed to be minor plan changes if any and all modifications by the applicant of the  plan do not:"

Section 3:    'Subsection (2) Amendments to Final Development Plan.' of number '(4) Amendments' to Section 3 of Ordinance No. 2007-10 (on page 8 of Ord. 2007-10) is hereby amended  by the following  language  being added as the beginning of the second  sentence to-wit:

"Minor Amendments as defined or determined by an Approved Regulated Plan and other".

Then the original text of the second sentence continue;

Section 4:    These amendments to Ordinance 2007-10 shall be effective on the date of passage and approval of this Ordinance.

Section 5:    That in all other respects Ordinance 2007-10 is approved, confirmed and ratified.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 14th day of June 2016.