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General Development Plan (GDP)
General development plan (GDP). Submittal requirements. An application for approval of a GDP for a PED shall include:
a. A topographic map of the entire tract showing all tidal wetlands and/or freshwater wetlands as defined in Chapter 440 of the Connecticut General Statutes and all coastal resources within the tract and within 100 feet thereof.
b. A conceptual plan for the overall development scheme within a PED which identifies the proposed uses, improvements, infrastructure, intensity of development, parking areas, open space and the traffic and circulation system to be located in the PED.
c. A written planned statement containing appropriate legal evidence that the entire site is owned by or under effective control of the applicant describing various aspects of the plan, including any proposed phasing of development activities.
d. A compliance chart of appropriate data demonstrating compliance with all requirements of these Regulations.
e. The Zoning Commission may waive any submission requirements under Sections and that may be inapplicable due to the conceptual nature of the GDP. Additional general development plan standards.
(a) The intensity of development for the entire GDP shall not exceed a floor area ratio (FAR) of 0.35.
(b) The FAR on any parcel within the GDP may be greater than 0.35 provided that the FAR for the entire GDP does not exceed 0.35; and provided further that the proposed development complies with the height, impervious coverage, parking and all other applicable requirements.
(c) The minimum distance between buildings shall be not less than 30 feet.
(d) Where applicable, the location of all buildings within the GDP shall comply with the setback requirements of Section 3.14 of these Regulations. Where the said regulations do not apply, no building shall be nearer than 50 feet to any public street or boundary line of the tract and no parking area within such setback area shall be nearer than 25 feet to any public street existing at the time of the approval of the GDP or to any new street within the GDP that is proposed to be dedicated to the Town.
(e) The aggregate development within the PED shall conform to the following standards as a percentage of the tract area of the entire PED:
Maximum building coverage 30%
Maximum impervious area 70%
Minimum open space area 30%
(f) In a planned economic development, one goal is to have open space which shall be of such condition, location(s), size and shape as to be readily usable for conservation, park, or recreation purposes by the occupants of the PED. Where possible, efforts should be made to encourage linkage for pedestrian and bicycle access from adjacent areas and to encourage public access and interaction with any adjacent park or recreational areas. Effect of approval of the planned economic development.
(a) Approval of the GDP shall be deemed to have designated the area encompassed thereon as a planned economic development (PED). Such designation shall not be affected by the subsequent sale, leasing or mortgaging of any portion of the PED.
(b) Approval of the GDP shall not be deemed to approve any specific individual use that may be shown thereon. All individual uses will require either site plan and/or special case approval depending on the specific use.
(c) A PED shall be exempt from the time limit requirement set forth in Section 20.3 of these Regulations.
(d) Any site plan for a specific parcel within the PED which complies with all GDP standards shall be exempt from the front yard, side yard, rear yard, building coverage, impervious area and open space requirements of Section 10.1.5.