What is a PUD?
A planned unit development (PUD), is a type of building development and also a regulatory process. As a building development, it is a designed grouping of both varied and compatible land uses, such as housing, recreation, commercial centers, and industrial parks, all within one contained development or subdivision.
- It can provide targeted zoning requirements if a developer opts in to the PUD. This addresses the concern of widespread zoning impacts across Town.
- A PUD will provide an "accompanying developer commitment agreement" that outlines in writing, specific commitments made by a developer utilizing the PUD zoning.
- The PUD still requires Town Meeting approval to allow a PUD in the ID2 zoning district.
- Because the PUD Warrant Article will contain specific commitments, more information that is project specific can be provided to the public.