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Planned Unit DevelopmentsForm 103

Instructions for Form 103 - Application for a 1st-Stage, 2nd-Stage, Consolidated, or Modification of Significance of a Planned Unit Development

Pre-Application Requirements: 

At least 45 days prior to filing any planned unit development (PUD) application, the applicant must serve a written notice of intent (NOI) to file the application on the affected ANC and on the owners of all property within two hundred feet (200 ft.) of the perimeter of the property in question. 

In a PUD case, the applicant must make all reasonable efforts to attend a duly noticed meeting of the affected ANC during the 45-day notice period. 

Application Requirements: 

Each application for a PUD must meet the below requirements before it will be accepted by the Office of Zoning for processing: 
 

  1. All applications shall be made pursuant to this form. If additional space is necessary, use separate sheets of 8½"x11" paper to complete the form (drawings and plans may be no larger than 11"x17").
  2. Form 103 must be filed electronically using the Interactive Zoning Information System (IZIS) as well as a copy signed by each owner of property in the area to be developed.
  3. At the time of filing this application, the Applicant shall pay a filing fee in accordance with the Subtitle Z, Chapter 16. (Check or money order is payable to the “DC Treasurer” or credit/debit card payments are acceptable.)
  4. Below is a list of all the documents that must be submitted in PDF format at the time you file your application. Please have these documents ready for uploading before you start your application:
    • 1st-Stage PUD:
      • A completed application form;
      • A certified surveyor’s plat of the subject property prepared by the Office of the Surveyor; 
      • A map showing the location of the proposed project, the existing zoning for the subject site, the zoning of adjacent properties, and any proposed change of zoning; 
      • A statement of the purposes and objectives of the project, including the proposed form of development and a detailed statement elucidating how the application meets the PUD evaluation standards of Subtitle X;
      • A statement certifying to whom and in what manner the required NOI was given. The applicant shall also indicate what meetings or discussions were held with the Office of Planning, the affected ANC, and other individuals and community groups concerning the proposed development, as well as any changes that resulted from these meetings or discussions;
      • A general site, landscape, and development plan indicating the proposed use, location, dimensions, number of stories, and height of each building, and the exact area of the total site; and
      • A tabulation of development data showing the following:
        • The area and dimensions of each lot proposed for each building and the exact area of the total site;
        • The percentage of lot occupancy of each building on each lot and the total percentage of lot occupancy for all buildings on the entire site;
        • The gross floor area and floor area ratio for each building on each lot, including a break-down for each use, and the total gross floor area and floor area ratio for all buildings on the entire site, including a breakdown for each use;
        • A circulation plan, including the location of all vehicular and pedestrian access ways and the location and number of all off-street parking spaces and loading berths, including an indication of which spaces are designated for which use;
        • The existing topography of the development area; the location of all major natural features, including trees of 6 in. caliper or greater; and the location and elevations of public or private streets, alleys, or easements bounding or traversing the site, including an indication of which of the rights-of-way or easements are to be continued, relocated, or abandoned;
        • Estimated quantities of potable water required by the project, and of sanitary sewage and storm water to be generated, including the methods of calculating those quantities; and
        • Any other information needed to understand the unique character and problems of developing the PUD; and
      • The name and mailing addresses of the owners of all property within 200 feet, in all directions from all boundaries of the property involved in the application, and two sets of self-stick labels of the names and mailing addresses of the owners of the properties. (Note: This information is most readily available from the D.C. Department of Tax and Revenue, Tax Assessors, 1101 4th Street, S.W. – West Building, Washington, D.C. 20024.)
    • 2nd-Stage PUD:
      • A completed application form;
      •  A certified surveyor’s plat of the subject property prepared by the Office of the Surveyor
      • A detailed statement as to the uses to be located in the project, including the location, number, size, and types of stores, offices, residential, institutional, industrial, and other uses; 
      • A statement certifying to whom and in what manner the required NOI was given. The applicant shall also indicate what meetings or discussions were held with the Office of Planning, the affected ANC, and other individuals and community groups concerning the proposed development, as well as any changes that resulted from these meetings or discussions;
      • A detailed site plan, showing the location and external dimensions of all buildings and structures, utilities and other easements, walkways, driveways, plazas, arcades, and any other open spaces;
      • A detailed landscaping and grading plan, showing all existing contour lines, including graphic illustration of grades exceeding 15% in 5% increments, landscaping to be retained, grades, planting, and landscaping. The plan shall also show the proposed drainage for the site, including the location of buildings, roads, sidewalks, water and sewer lines, inlets, and basins, and connections to public water and sewer lines. Proposed erosion control measures shall also be shown;
      • Typical floor plans and architectural elevations for each building, sections for each building and the project as a whole, and sections and elevations of the entire square within which the project is located;
      • A final detailed circulation plan showing all driveways and walkways, including widths, grades, and curb cuts, as well as detailed parking and loading plans;
      • Any other information needed to understand the final design of the proposal, or information specifically requested by the Commission;
      • A statement showing how the second-stage plans are in accordance with the intent and purposes of this title, the PUD process, and the first-stage approval; and
      • The name and mailing addresses of the owners of all property within 200 feet, in all directions from all boundaries of the property involved in the application, and two sets of self-stick labels of the names and mailing addresses of the owners of the properties. (Note: This information is most readily available from the D.C. Department of Tax and Revenue, Tax Assessors, 1101 4th Street, S.W. – West Building, Washington, D.C. 20024.)
    • Consolidated Stage PUD:
      • A completed application form;
      • A certified surveyor’s plat of the subject property prepared by the Office of the Surveyor; 
      • A map showing the location of the proposed project, the existing zoning for the subject site, the zoning of adjacent properties, and any proposed change of zoning; 
      • A statement of the purposes and objectives of the project, including the proposed form of development and a detailed statement elucidating how the application meets the PUD evaluation standards of Subtitle X;
      • A detailed statement as to the uses to be located in the project, including the location, number, size, and types of stores, offices, residential, institutional, industrial, and other uses;
      • A statement certifying to whom and in what manner the required NOI was given. The applicant shall also indicate what meetings or discussions were held with the Office of Planning, the affected ANC, and other individuals and community groups concerning the proposed development, as well as any changes that resulted from these meetings or discussions;
      • A general site, landscape, and development plan indicating the proposed use, location, dimensions, number of stories, and height of each building, and the exact area of the total site; and
      • A tabulation of development data showing the following:
        • The area and dimensions of each lot proposed for each building and the exact area of the total site;
        •  The percentage of lot occupancy of each building on each lot and the total percentage of lot occupancy for all buildings on the entire site
        • The gross floor area and floor area ratio for each building on each lot, including a break-down for each use, and the total gross floor area and floor area ratio for all buildings on the entire site, including a breakdown for each use ;
        • A circulation plan, including the location of all vehicular and pedestrian access ways and the location and number of all off-street parking spaces and loading berths, including an indication of which spaces are designated for which use ;
        • The existing topography of the development area; the location of all major natural features, including trees of six-inch (6 in.) caliper or greater; and the location and elevations of public or private streets, alleys, or easements bounding or traversing the site, including an indication of which of the rights-of-way or easements are to be continued, relocated, or abandoned;
        • Estimated quantities of potable water required by the project, and of sanitary sewage and storm water to be generated, including the methods of calculating those quantities; and
        • Any other information needed to understand the unique character and problems of developing the PUD; and
        • A detailed site plan, showing the location and external dimensions of all buildings and structures, utilities and other easements, walkways, driveways, plazas, arcades, and any other open spaces;
      • A detailed landscaping and grading plan, showing all existing contour lines, including graphic illustration of grades exceeding 15% in 5% increments, landscaping to be retained, grades, planting, and landscaping. The plan shall also show the proposed drainage for the site, including the location of buildings, roads, sidewalks, water and sewer lines, inlets, and basins, and connections to public water and sewer lines. Proposed erosion control measures shall also be shown;
      • Typical floor plans and architectural elevations for each building, sections for each building and the project as a whole, and sections and elevations of the entire square within which the project is located ;
      • A final detailed circulation plan showing all driveways and walkways, including widths, grades, and curb cuts, as well as detailed parking and loading plans;
      • Any other information needed to understand the final design of the proposal, or information specifically requested by the Commission;
      • The name and mailing addresses of the owners of all property within 200 feet, in all directions from all boundaries of the property involved in the application, and two sets of self-stick labels of the names and mailing addresses of the owners of the properties. (Note: This information is most readily available from the D.C. Department of Tax and Revenue, Tax Assessors, 1101 4th Street, S.W. – West Building, Washington, D.C. 20024.) 
    • Modification of Significance:
      • A completed application form;
      • A detailed statement setting forth the reason for the modification;
      • Architectural plans showing what was approved and what is being proposed; and
      • A certified surveyor’s plat of the subject property prepared by the Office of the Surveyor; and
      • The names and mailing addresses of the owners of all property within 200 feet, in all directions from all boundaries of the property involved in the application, and two sets of self-stick labels of the names and mailing addresses of the owners of the properties. (Note: This information is most readily available from the D.C. Department of Tax and Revenue, Tax Assessors, 1101 4th Street, S.W. – West Building, Washington, D.C. 20024.
       


Please note that after you submit this electronic filing, you will be required to submit two paper copies of the application with supporting documents, unless you are including plans, in which case ten copies of the plans are required. Also, at the time of filing, you will be required to serve a copy of your application on the Office of Planning (OP) and the affected Advisory Neighborhood Commission(s) (ANC). 

The application will not be accepted for processing unless accompanied by a certificate of service demonstrating that a copy of the application and all accompanying documents have been served upon: 

  1. The Office of Planning; and 
  2. The affected ANC(s).


Note: All applications are referred for review and recommendation to the Office of Planning (OP) and the Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) within which the affected property is located. Their reports are given “great weight” in the Zoning Commission decision-making process. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact these agencies to discuss the merits of their application/petition. OP can be reached at (202) 442-7600. ANC information can be ascertained by contacting the Office of Advisory Neighborhood Commissions at (202) 727-9945.

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