STAFF RECOMMENDATION: The overarching Land Use Goal in the Comprehensive Plan is “To achieve a balance of land uses that will provide and protect the desired quality of life and recognize the natural features that make DeSoto a wonderful place to live, work, and visit.” The Comprehensive Plan displays the subject area as “Low Density Residential," which calls for single-family detached residential structures. Typically speaking, low density residential land uses will include homes located on 8,000 square foot lots and greater. This land use is exemplified by the density and character of many residential neighborhoods throughout the City. Therefore, staff recommends approval as the proposed Planned Development (PD) aligns with the Comprehensive Plan.
PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION: The Planning and Zoning Commission voted to recommend approval of the Planned Development (PD) as presented by a vote of 5 to 1.