The purpose of a PUD is to provide flexible land use and design regulations and mixed uses and structures while the County Commission would retain absolute authority.
Planner Corey Divel said the only reason for establishing a PUD district would be for allowing for more flexibility, but he expressed reservation that a PUD could possibly be used to circumvent setback requirements.
The city has approved eight PUD developments, including Home Depot, Cleveland Towne Center and Spring Creek.
Planning Commission Chair Tony Young said the most likely places for a PUD in the county is along the Mouse Creek Corridor where sewer is available, which would make it subject to annexation by the city.
“Whatever is done is going to be very limited,” he said.
Based on the possibility of annexation, commissioners said they should base their standards on the city of Cleveland.
A subdivision that has been around since 2002 might finally be developed after going through plat revisions, bankruptcy and ownership changes.
Planning commissioners granted preliminary approval for Frontage Village on Elijah Way as a townhome subdivision owned by Ted Moss.
The 4.43-acre subdivision was first granted preliminary plat approval as Vista Village in April 2002. The 16-lot subdivision off Frontage Road again received preliminary plat approval in June 2004, subject to staff recommendations of a change in the road name. In February 2005, Bradley County commissioners approved changing the name from Vista Village Drive to Elijah Way. A month later, the subdivision was rezoned from Farm Agriculture Residential to R-2, low density single and multi-family residential.
The subdivision returned to the Planning Commission again in 2009 as a townhome subdivision with 28 units.
Commissioners also gave preliminary and final approval for Hidden Springs subdivision on Old Lower River Road located west of Interstate 75. The 4.77 acre subdivision, owned by Mitch Maloney, is laid out in seven lots for single family residences. The property is zoned FAR.