Zionsville passed an ordinance which enabled the Town Plan Commission to have the flexibility to consider and accept development plans that don’t quite fit the exact specifications defined in our Zoning Ordinance. For example just the natural terrain features might prohibit a project due to required setbacks from lot boundaries. This enabling ordinance gives the Town the flexibility to consider alternatives.
When an individual PUD is approved it is not a free ticket to the developer to do whatever. The agreed requirements in the plan must be followed and any changes must come before the Plan Commission again. Additionally all PUDs have to also come before the Town Council to be approved as well.
Click here to see the “Dow PUD” that is the first such development plan approved by the Plan Commission. This particular development plan also must be approved by the Town Council.