What is a PUD?
A Planned Unit Development is a zoning process that combines all of the development review processes (zoning, subdivision and site planning) into one comprehensive approach. Within a public hearing process, the Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board reviews issues including site plans, proposed land uses, density, architecture, landscaping and screening, signage, lighting, drainage, pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular access and other related issues, to create a site specific zoning district. Unlike regular zoning districts, the process allows a more flexible approach toward site plans and land use mixtures, so that a development can be designed for a specific site. The process also gives the community and decision makers more ability to have direct input into the character and design of a project.

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1. What is the comprehensive plan?
2. What is a PUD?
3. What are Zoning Regulations?
4. What are Subdivision Regulations?
5. What can I do if I can't comply with the setback requirements?
6. What is my property zoned?
7. How do you file an application for a conditional-use permit?
8. How do I request the rezoning of a property?
9. How do I request a variance?