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Approval of a zone change application, including the designation of an overlay zone, shall not be approved unless it meets all of the following criteria:

(1) The proposed change is consistent with applicable provisions of the Metro Plan. The written text of the Metro Plan shall take precedence over the Metro Plan diagram where apparent conflicts or inconsistencies exist.

(2) The proposed zone change is consistent with applicable adopted refinement plans. In the event of inconsistencies between these plans and the Metro Plan, the Metro Plan controls.

(3) The uses and density that will be allowed by the proposed zoning in the location of the proposed change can be served through the orderly extension of key urban facilities and services.

(4) The proposed zone change is consistent with the applicable siting requirements set out for the specific zone in:

(a) EC 9.2150 Commercial Zone Siting Requirements.

(b) EC 9.2430 Employment and Industrial Zone Siting Requirements.

(c) EC 9.2510 Natural Resource Zone Siting Requirements.

(d) EC 9.2610 Park, Recreation, and Open Space Siting Requirements.

(e) EC 9.2681 Public Land Zone Siting Requirements.

(f) EC 9.2735 Residential Zone Siting Requirements.

(g) EC 9.3055 S-C Chambers Special Area Zone Siting Requirements.

(h) EC 9.3105 S-CN Chase Node Special Area Zone Siting Requirements.

(i) EC 9.3140 S-DR Downtown Riverfront Special Area Zone Siting Requirements.

(j) EC 9.3205 S-DW Downtown Westside Special Area Zone Siting Requirements.

(k) EC 9.3305 S-E Elmira Road Special Area Zone Siting Requirements.

(l) EC 9.3605 S-JW Jefferson Westside Special Area Zone Siting Requirements.

(m) EC 9.3705 S-RP Riverfront Park Special Area Zone Siting Requirements.

(n) EC 9.3805 S-RN Royal Node Special Area Zone Siting Requirements.

(o) EC 9.3905 S-W Whiteaker Special Area Zone Siting Requirements.

(p) EC 9.3955 S-WS Walnut Station Special Area Zone Siting Requirements.

(q) EC 9.4160 /CL Clear Lake Overlay Zone Siting Requirements.

(r) EC 9.4205 /EC East Campus Overlay Zone Siting Requirements.

(s) EC 9.4715 /WP Waterside Protection Overlay Zone Siting Requirements.

(t) EC 9.4776 /WQ Water Quality Overlay Zone Siting Requirements (only for the purposes of adding the overlay zone. See EC 9.4786.).

(u) EC 9.4915 /WR Water Resources Conservation Overlay Zone Siting Requirements (only for the purposes of adding the overlay zone. See EC 9.4960.).

(v) EC 9.4815 /WB Wetland Buffer Overlay Zone Siting Requirements.

(w) An uncodified ordinance establishing a site specific S-H Historic Special Area Zone, a copy of which is maintained at the city’s planning and development department.

(5) In cases where the NR zone is applied based on EC 9.2510(1)(b), the property owner shall enter into a contractual arrangement with the city to ensure the area is maintained as a natural resource area for a minimum of 50 years.

(Section 9.8865, see chart at front of Chapter 9 for legislative history from 2/26/01 through 6/1/02; amended by Ordinance No. 20267, enacted November 12, 2002, effective March 3, 2003; Ordinance No. 20271, enacted November 25, 2002, effective December 25, 2002; Ordinance No. 20275, enacted January 13, 2003, effective February 12, 2003; administratively corrected June 5, 2003; amended by Ordinance No. 20312, enacted March 8, 2004, effective April 7, 2004; Ordinance No. 20330, enacted December 2, 2004, effective January 1, 2005; administratively corrected March 10, 2005; amended by Ordinance No. 20351, enacted November 14, 2005, effective January 1, 2006; Ordinance No. 20355, enacted December 12, 2005, effective January 13, 2006; Ordinance 20430, enacted March 9, 2009, effective June 10, 2009; Ordinance No. 20449, enacted December 14, 2009, effective January 16, 2010; Ordinance No. 20460, enacted July 12, 2010, effective August 14, 2010; Ordinance No. 20513, enacted July 8, 2013, effective August 9, 2013; Ordinance No. 20528, enacted May 14, 2014, effective June 23, 2014; and Ordinance No.20584, enacted July 17, 2017, effective August 24, 2017.)