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What is the difference between the Comprehensive Master Plan and the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO)?

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The Comprehensive Plan generally guides land use and is an advisory document. The UDO is part of the City Code and regulates the type, scale and intensity of development which may occur in the specific zoning districts. To understand how a parcel of land may be developed, you first need to know how the land is planned in the comprehensive plan, and then determine how the land is zoned. The planning and zoning should generally be in agreement but a parcel planned for low density, single family residential development may be zoned Low Density Single Family Suburban Residential (SR), Low Density Single Family Residential (R-1), or Low to Moderate Density Single Family Residential (R-2).

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