A planned unit development (PUD) provides a means to develop property with greater latitude in site development standards, common areas, and open space than is allowed through traditional zoning. The standards for planned unit developments assure well planned and harmonious development, and provide for increased amenities in the development of residential uses within certain zones. Planned unit developments may be approved with or without a land division.
Approval of a planned unit development is a multi-step process. The first step is the approval of a planned unit development tentative plan. The second step is the approval and recording of a planned unit development final plan.
Requirements pertaining to planned unit developments are contained in Salem Revised Code (SRC) Chapter 210.