General Plan Planned Communities
OBJECTIVE 2.1.4: PLANNED COMMUNITIESCreation and development of balanced communities in areas identified as suitable for intensive development due to the availability of adequate infrastructure and services.
Policy 22.214.171.124Planned communities within the County are identified as Planned Communities (-PC): "The Promontory (Russell Ranch)"; "Carson Creek"; "Pilot Hill Ranch"; and "Missouri Flat Area."
Policy 126.96.36.199Planned Communities should be designed with an emphasis on alternative modes of transportation to minimize the use of personal motorized vehicles to the maximum extent possible. Pedestrian/bicycle pathways shall be encouraged. These pathways should be separated from roadways whenever possible to allow for greater safety for the pedestrian and bicyclist and to allow vehicular traffic to move more freely.
Policy 188.8.131.52All planned communities are designated with the Planned Community (-PC) overlay designation and, except for the Missouri Flat Area Planned Community, which is governed by Policy 184.108.40.206, shall require the processing of a specific plan pursuant to Government Code Sections 65450-65457, unless otherwise specified herein. The specific designation of such lands, as well as permissible densities and intensities of use, shall be consistent with the applicable Land Use Summary Table. For these lands, the -PC overlay designation shall function as the General Plan designation governing the types and densities and intensities of allowed land uses and with which implementing planning actions such as adoption of specific plans and zoning must be consistent. Although these lands also have underlying land use designations (e.g., Low Density Residential), those designations will not control the allowed types and densities and intensities of land uses unless the -PC overlay designation and Land Use Summary Table is removed through a General Plan amendment pursuant to Policy 220.127.116.11. Thus, for example, although the underlying designation (e.g., LDR) may seem to permit only residential uses at relatively low densities, the -PC overlay designation will allow the County to approve, without General Plan amendments, specific plans authorizing some residential densities and land use intensities greater than that permissible pursuant to the underlying designation. (See tables below for densities allowed in a specific Planned Community.)
Carson Creek Planned Community Land Use Summary Table
Specific plans for planned communities include negotiable design features for public benefit. Examples of these features are:
To achieve a desired mix of uses within a planned community and emphasize the goal of improving the County's employment base, the following target acreage percentages shall be incorporated into the specific plan:
The actual mixture of uses will be refined and defined through the Specific Plan process. Where the mix of uses within a proposed planned community is substantially consistent with these target percentages, a specific plan for such a community may be approved without a General Plan amendment.
Policy 18.104.22.168In areas designated Planned Community overlay there will be no further land divisions until such time as the County adopts a specific plan. Development pursuant to the underlying land use designation shall not occur unless there is a General Plan amendment to remove the Planned Community designation.
Policy 22.214.171.124Planned Community densities reflected in a Board of Supervisors approved specific plan or development agreement shall supersede the underlying land use designation.
Policy 126.96.36.199The County, except where the proponent of a particular project has already received one or more discretionary approvals (other than approval of this General Plan) and has committed to fully participate in any funding mechanism to fund infrastructure within the Missouri Flat Area Planned Community, shall not approve any discretionary land use applications within the Missouri Flat Area Planned Community until September 1996 or such time as a specific plan, redevelopment plan, or a master circulation and funding plan is adopted by the County. The underlying land use designation shall be as specified on the General Plan land use map. The Board of Supervisors in September 1996 may elect to continue this policy or modify it through a General Plan amendment.
Policy 188.8.131.52Parcels within a Planned Community shall not be subdivided below 40 acres until such time as a specific plan, or other planning document specified herein, is adopted by the County.