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Section 1204.04    Site Plans

All reviewing agencies, the City Manager, the Planning Commission, and the City Council shall
review site plan applications, and all submitted plans and reports, and evaluate them to determine
their compliance with the following standards:

  1. The development shall be consistent with the purposes and intent of this Code, and
    with the policies, goals, and objectives of any applicable community plan, including
    the City of Hudson Comprehensive Plan, as amended from time to time.
    1. The development complies with the use regulations as set forth in Chapter
      1206 of this Code.

    2. The development complies with all applicable requirements set forth in
      Chapter 1207, "Zoning Development and Site Plan Standards," of this Code,
      except to the extent modifications, variances, or waivers have been expressly
      allowed.

    3. The development complies with all applicable federal, state, or county
      development regulations, standards, and requirements, or plans, including but
      not limited to wetlands, water quality, and wastewater regulations.

    4. The proposed development shall avoid or minimize land disturbance and
      grading and preserve the original contours and other natural topographical
      features of the site to the maximum extent feasible and shall incorporate
      measures to minimize soil erosion during all construction phases.

    5. The development must protect and enhance historic structures, sites, and
      archeological features designated by federal, state, and local agencies, and
      the applicant shall commit, to the maximum extent feasible, to protecting and
      enhancing any such structures, sites, and features eligible for designation
      discovered during the development process.

  2. At the option of the applicant and prior to final site plan review by the Planning
    Commission, or by City Council when the application is for a major development
    that is called up by Council, the applicant may request in writing to obtain concept
    plan review and approval. The Planning Commission, or City Council, shall review
    the submittals as required for concept plan review in Appendix A of this Code and
    evaluate them to determine their preliminary compliance with the standards set forth
    in subsection (a)(1)-(6) above, subject to final site plan review and approval.

  3. The purpose of the concept plan approval procedure is: (1) to afford the applicant an
    opportunity to receive guidance of the Planning Commission, or Council when the
    application is for a major development that is called up by Council, on the major
    features of the site design for the development plan prior to the submission of
    engineering details for the project; and (2) to obtain a decision on the concept plan
    by the Planning Commission or City Council, conditioned upon review and
    satisfaction of the requirements for final site plan review by the Planning
    Commission or City Council. Approval of a concept plan does not constitute a final
    decision on the site plan application since the plan may require revisions based upon
    a review of the submissions for final site plan approval by the Planning Commission
    or City Council.