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What is the Urban Village General Plan land use designation?
The Urban Village land use designation is applied within the Urban Village areas that are planned in the current Horizon (see Horizon section below for a description of planning Horizons) to accommodate higher density housing growth along with a significant amount of job growth. This designation supports a wide variety of commercial, residential, institutional or other land uses with an emphasis on establishing an attractive urban form in keeping with the Urban Village concept. Development within the Urban Village designation should conform to land use and design standards established with an adopted Urban Village Plan.

Prior to preparation of an Urban Village Plan, this designation supports uses consistent with those of the Neighborhood Community Commercial designation, as well as development of “Signature” Projects (see “Signature” Projects section below for a description of this type of project). Following preparation of an Urban Village Plan, the appropriate use for a site will be commercial, residential, mixed-use, public facility or other use as indicated within the Urban Village plan as well as those uses supported by the Neighborhood/Community Commercial designation

Planning - Urban Villages

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1. What is an Urban Village?
2. What is the Urban Village General Plan land use designation?
3. What is the Urban Village Boundary General Plan land use designation?
4. What are Horizons and what does it mean to be in one versus another?
5. What is a “Signature” Project and what is the planning process for developing a Signature Project?
6. What is a “Pool” Project and what is the planning process for developing a Pool Project?
7. What if my site is located within a Specific Plan area?
8. Prior to preparation of an Urban Village Plan what can I do with my property if …?
9. Can I rezone my property consistent with its General Plan land use designation?
10. Can I build a mixed use (commercial/residential) project in an Urban Village?
11. Can I build a residential project in an Urban Village?
12. What if the use I want to implement is a permitted use in my zoning district?
13. What if the use I want to implement is a Conditional Use in my zoning district?
14. What if the use I want to implement is a special use in my zoning district?