For the purpose of carrying out the intent of this title, certain terms or words used herein shall be interpreted or defined as follows:
   A.   Words used in the present tense include the future; words used in the singular include the plural; and words in the plural include the singular.
   B.   The word "shall" is mandatory.
   C.   The word "may" is permissive.
   D.   The word "person" includes an individual, firm, copartnership, joint venture, corporations, associations, estate, trust, receiver, and/or any other group or combination acting as a singular entity, including the federal government, another town, county, or school district, except as exempt by law.
   E.   The following words or terms when applied in this title may be used interchangeably unless contrary to the circumstances: lot, plat, parcel or premises; and "building" applies to the word "structure". (Ord. 03-2005, 9-6-2005)
   F.   The following additional words and phrases shall, for the purpose of this title, have the following meanings:
    ABUTTING: Having property or zoning district lines in common. Contact at boundary with street or alley.
   ACCESS OR ACCESSWAY: The place, means, or way by which pedestrians and vehicles shall have safe, adequate and usable ingress and egress to a property or use as required by this title.
   ACCESSORY BUILDING: A detached building, situated on the same lot or building site, the use of which is customarily incidental to that of a principal use of the main building or premises.
   ACCESSORY USE: A subordinate use of a building, other structure, or land that is clearly incidental to the use of the primary building, other structure, or use of the land and is conducted on the same lot with the primary building, other structure or use of land.
   ADJACENT: Nearby, but not necessarily touching.
   ADJOINING: Touching at some point.
   ADMINISTRATIVE DECISION: Any decision on a development application made by an authorized town employee pursuant to this title.
   ADULT ORIENTED USE: Which shall include the following:
     Adult Live Entertainment Establishments: An establishment that offers live entertainment where patrons can see "specified anatomical areas". Such establishments may feature topless female or bottomless dancers, go-go dancers, exotic dancers, strippers, or other similar entertainers.
     Adult Only Massage Establishment: An establishment in which is carried on the business of providing any service or massage or body manipulation, including exercises and heat and light treatments of the body, and all forms and methods of therapy and which regularly excludes all minors.
     Adult Retail Establishment: A commercial establishment which, as one of its principal business purposes, offers for sale or rental, for any form of consideration, any one or more of the following:
      1.   Merchandise with a predominant emphasis on the display, depiction, description, or relation to "specified sexual activities" or "specified anatomical areas". Merchandise includes, but is not limited to, motion pictures, audio and/or videocassettes, digital video discs (DVDs) and similar technology, films, books, magazines, posters, cards, pictures, periodicals, instruments, devices, equipment, paraphernalia, or other similar products, excluding condoms and other birth control and disease prevention products.
A commercial establishment may have other principal business purposes that do not involve the offering for sale or rental of the above listed items and still be categorized as an adult retail establishment. Such other business purposes will not exempt such commercial establishment from being categorized as an adult retail establishment so long as one of its principal business purposes is offering for sale or rental for consideration the above listed items.
      2.   Regularly excludes all minors from the premises or section thereof because of the sexually explicit nature of the items sold, rented, or displayed therein.
     Adult Theater: An open air drive-in theater or an enclosed building open to the public, not including private guest quarters of hotels and motels:
      1.   Which is regularly used for presenting motion pictures, films, videotapes, slides, transparencies, computer simulations, or television transmissions on a screen or monitor which predominantly describe or relate to specified sexual activities or are characterized by a predominant emphasis on matter depicting, describing, or relating to specified anatomical areas; and
      2.   Regularly excludes all minors.
   AGRICULTURAL ANIMALS: The following animals are animals, other than household pets, that are considered accessory agricultural animals to an agricultural use, whether kept and maintained for production and sale, family food production, education or for personal enjoyment. Agricultural animals are classified as large and small animals. Swine and potbelly pigs will not be permitted in any district, except for a limited time in conjunction with a Future Farmers of America (FFA) project, limited to one such animal; provided, that it is kept in a manner that does not create a nuisance for adjacent neighbors or land uses. Examples of the types of animals in the different categories include, but are not limited to:
      1.   Large animals: horses, burros, donkeys and mules, miniature horses, cattle, sheep, goats, llamas, and ratites.
      2.   Small animals: rabbits, chinchillas, and poultry.
   AGRICULTURAL BUILDING: A structure designed and constructed to house farm implements, hay, grain, poultry, livestock or other horticultural products. This structure shall not be a place of human habitation or a place used by the public.
   ALLEY: A public or private thoroughfare, other than a street, which affords a secondary means of vehicular access to abutting property and not intended for general traffic circulation.
   ALTERATION: Any architectural, structural, or use change to a building that requires a permit under the building code of the town.
   AMENDMENT: A change in the wording, application, or substance of this title, or an addition or deletion or change in the zoning district boundaries or classifications of the zoning map.
   AMATEUR RADIO TOWER: A freestanding or building mounted structure, including any base, tower or pole, antenna and appurtenances, intended for airway communication purposes by a person holding a valid amateur radio (HAM) license issued by the federal communications commission.
   ANTIQUE SHOP: A retail business specializing in the sale of merchandise made in, or typical of, a previous era. Typical merchandise includes, but is not limited to, furniture, silverware, glassware, and other collectibles. Items shall not be donated for resale, but may be displayed on consignment.
   ARS: Is the abbreviation for the Arizona Revised Statutes.
   ARCHAEOLOGICALLY SIGNIFICANT: A site which has revealed or has the potential of revealing important information regarding the lifestyles of prehistoric peoples and/or cultures which occupied the town and surrounding region in prehistoric and historic times.
   ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY: See definition of Group Home.
   ATTACHED BUILDING: Any structure sealed from the elements with a permanent slab foundation and architecturally integrated with the main structure.
   AUTOMOBILE REPAIR (GENERAL): Servicing of motor vehicles including tire repair, battery changing, engine rebuilding and transmission repair, storage of merchandise and supplies related to the servicing of motor vehicles, sale of lubricants, automobile washing and lubrication, but excluding body work and painting of vehicles, or other similar activities.
   AUTOMOBILE SERVICE STATION: A convenience use having pumps and storage tanks or other facilities from which gasoline, diesel or alternative fuels are dispensed into motor vehicles.
   AWNING: An architectural projection that provides weather protection, identity or decoration and is wholly supported by the building to which it is attached. An awning is comprised of a lightweight, rigid skeleton structure over which a covering is attached.
   BAR OR COCKTAIL LOUNGE: An establishment whose primary business is the serving of alcoholic beverages to the public for consumption on the premises and where food may be available for consumption as an accessory use.
   BED AND BREAKFAST ESTABLISHMENT: A dwelling in which the occupants of the dwelling provide, for compensation, the short term lodging and meals for guests, occupying not more than four (4) guestrooms, located within the same principal dwelling. Any dwelling in which more than four (4) guestrooms are provided shall be deemed a "hotel".
   BOARD: The town of Parker board of adjustment.
   BUILDABLE AREA: The portion of a lot, which is within the envelope formed by the required setbacks or building envelope, if applicable.
   BUILDING: Any structure having a roof supported by columns or walls for the shelter, use, occupancy, or enclosure of persons, animals, or chattel or property of any kind, with the exception of doghouses, playhouses and similar structures.
   BUILDING AREA: The total areas, taken on a horizontal plane at the mean grade level, of the principal buildings and all accessory buildings, exclusive of uncovered porches, steps, roof overhangs, and balconies.
   BUILDING HEIGHT: The vertical distance measured from the natural grade to the highest point of the coping of a flat roof, or to the highest point of a mansard roof, or to the highest gable of a pitch or hip roof.
   BUILDING OFFICIAL: An employee of the town authorized to issue building permits and certificates of occupancy and to administer all applicable construction codes.
   BUILDING PERMIT: An authorization to construct, repair, alter, or add onto a building or structure as issued by the building official and authorized by the zoning administrator.
   BUILDING, PRINCIPAL: A building or structure in which the principal or dominant use of the property is conducted.
   BUILDING SETBACK LINE: The required minimum distance, as prescribed by this title, between the property line and the closest point of any building or structure.
   CARPORT: A roofed structure which may be attached or unattached to the principal structure providing space for the storage of motor vehicles, at least two (2) sides of which shall be at least fifty percent (50%) open. Enclosed storage facilities may be provided as part of a carport.
   CHURCH: A permanently affixed building where one of the principal uses is for religious worship.
   CLUSTER DEVELOPMENT: A development design technique that concentrates development/buildings in specific areas on a site, rather than distributing them evenly, thereby allowing the remaining land to be retained as natural open space for the preservation of sensitive lands, parks, and public open space areas.
   COMMISSION: The planning and zoning commission of the town of Parker.
   CONDITIONAL USE: A use permitted in a particular zoning district only upon a showing that such use in a specified location will comply with all the conditions and standards for the location or operation of such use as specified in this title.
   CONVENIENCE MARKET: A small scale retail establishment the primary purpose of which is the sale of fresh or packaged food, dry goods, and nonprescription medicine primarily to customers from the immediate neighborhood or area. A convenience market shall not exceed five thousand (5,000) square feet of gross floor area.
   CORRAL: A fenced area for the confinement of large agricultural animals.
   COUNCIL: The town council of the town of Parker.
   DAYCARE CENTER: Any facility in which the care, supervision and guidance of a child or children are regularly provided for compensation for more than six (6) children not related to the proprietor. The childcare center shall meet all requirements for certification by the appropriate state agencies and departments.
   DAYCARE, HOME BASED: Any single residence dwelling in which childcare is regularly provided for compensation for no more than six (6) children not related to the proprietor provided there shall be no more than a total of ten (10) children and all required state licensing is obtained.
   DEMOLISH: To pull down or tear down a structure without regard to maintaining the visual or structural integrity of its various components.
   DENSITY: A ratio expressing the number of dwelling units, lots or spaces per acre. For the purpose of calculating density the equation shall be as follows:
      D    =   du
            Ac - (CI + S + Ar + P)
      D   =   Density
      du   =   Total number of dwelling units
      Ac   =   Total site area (acres)
      CI   =   Total commercial and industrial land (acres)
      S   =   Reserved but undedicated school sites (acres)
      Ar   =   Arterial rights of way (acres)
      P   =   Park and open space (acres)
    DENSITY TRANSFER: Permitted unused allowable densities in one area to be used in another area of the same development. (Examples: Within a subdivision clustering of homes on smaller lots to retain larger open space areas; within the floodplain area to cluster homes at a higher elevation to retain undisturbed floodplains.)
   DESIGNATION: The process through which a site, structure, objects or district is officially recognized as worthy of preservation.
   DEVELOPER: A person, firm, partnership, joint venture, association, corporation, or entity who desires to improve or otherwise engage in any development of property within the town of Parker, including the owner of the property and any agents acting on behalf of the owner.
   DWELLING, MULTIPLE RESIDENCE: A building or buildings containing two (2) or more housekeeping units.
   DWELLING, SINGLE RESIDENCE: A building containing only one housekeeping unit.
   DWELLING UNIT: A room or group of rooms within a building containing provisions for living, sleeping, eating, cooking, and sanitation which is designed to be occupied exclusively by a single housekeeping unit.
   EXHIBIT: Any graphic representation noted as "exhibit" within this title, that is used to illustrate and exemplify certain standards and regulations contained within the language of this title. If an exhibit and text of this title conflict, the written text of this title shall control.
   FACTORY BUILT BUILDING: A residential or nonresidential building including a dwelling unit or habitable room thereof which is either wholly or in substantial part manufactured at an off site location to be assembled on site, except that it does not include a "manufactured home", "recreational vehicle" or "mobile home" as defined elsewhere in this section.
   FARM/AGRICULTURE: An agricultural use, and all accessory structures customarily associated with such use, where the growing and harvesting of field, tree or bush crops including flowers takes place, which may or may not be owner occupied, but which may utilize employees who are not owners or family of the owners.
   FENCE OR WALL HEIGHT: Where a fence or wall faces a public street, highway or alley, height shall be measured from the top of the curb, or where no curb exists, the centerline of the street, highway, or alley. Where a fence or wall is between two (2) properties, the height shall be the average measured from each side of the base of the fence as established at the time of final grading. A retaining wall will be counted as part of the total wall or fence height where the minimum horizontal distance between the retaining wall and the fence is less than the average height of the retaining wall. Where the minimum horizontal distance between the retaining wall and the fence is greater than the average height of the retaining wall, the fence or wall height shall be measured from the base of the fence or wall.
   FLOODPLAIN: Lowlands adjoining the channel of a river, stream or watercourse, lake or other body of water, which have been or may be inundated by floodwater, and those other areas subject to flooding. A floodplain may be that area further defined by the La Paz County flood control district and as shown on federal emergency management agency (FEMA) flood insurance rate maps (FIRM) or an approved flood control study.
   FLOODWAY: The channel of a wash or other watercourse and the adjacent land areas that must be reserved in order to discharge the 100-year flood without cumulatively increasing the water surface elevation more than one foot (1').
   FLOOR AREA, GROSS (GFA): The combined gross area of all of the floors within the exterior walls of a building. Included shall be any basement floor, interior balconies and mezzanines, elevator shafts and stairwells and enclosed porches. The floor area of accessory uses and of accessory buildings on the same lot shall be included.
   FLOOR AREA RATIO (FAR): The ratio of the floor area of all structures on a parcel to the net lot area of the parcel expressed as a percent or decimal.
      FAR   =   total floor area
            total net lot area
    FRONTAGE: The frontage of a parcel of land is that distance where a property line is common with a road right of way.
   GENERAL PLAN: A comprehensive plan pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes section 9-461.05, providing for the future growth and improvement of the town of Parker and for the general location of streets, schools and recreation areas, public building sites, and other physical development, and including any part of such plan separately adopted and any amendment to such plan, or parts thereof.
   GRADE, FINISH: Final elevation of the ground surface conforming to the approved grading plans.
   GRADE, NATURAL: Elevation of the natural or undisturbed ground surface prior to any grading operation. Building elevations for purposes of height limitations shall be measured from natural grade.
   GROCERY STORE: A retail establishment primarily selling food, as well as other convenience and household goods, which occupies a space of not less than four thousand (4,000) square feet and not more than thirty thousand (30,000) square feet.
   GROUP HOME: Dwelling unit shared as their primary residence by handicapped and/or elderly persons living together as a single housekeeping unit in which staff persons provide on site care, meals, supervision, and other support services for the residents. Group homes shall not include nursing homes, shelter care facilities, recovery homes, community correctional facilities, or homes for the developmentally disabled as regulated by the Arizona Revised Statutes.
   GRUBBING: The elimination of roots from the ground by digging or pulling.
   GUESTHOUSE: Living quarters for guests, or servants on the premises in an accessory building or attached to the principal residence. A guesthouse shall not be rented, and/or otherwise used for income purposes.
   HOME OCCUPATION: A business activity conducted as an accessory use to a dwelling unit.
   HOTEL: A building designed for occupancy by persons for which lodging or boarding is provided and offered to the public for compensation and in which ingress and egress to and from all guestrooms are made through an inside lobby or office. A hotel shall customarily provide housekeeping, bellhop, laundry, and on site recreation services.
   HOUSEKEEPING UNIT: Any number of related persons living together within a single dwelling unit; provided, however, that it shall not include a group of more than five (5) persons who are unrelated by blood, marriage or adoption.
   INDIVIDUAL: Any private individual, tenant, lessee, owner, or any commercial entity including, but not limited to, companies, partnerships, joint ventures or corporations.
   JUNK AUTOMOBILE: Any vehicle missing one or more body parts; or is incapable of operating under its own power; or is missing any wheels; or has missing or severely shattered glass which prohibits safe operation; or has one or more flat tires for a period of seventy two (72) or more hours.
   JUNKYARD: The use of a lot, or portion thereof, for the storage, keeping, baling, packing, disassembly, exchange or handling of, including, but not limited to, junk, scrap iron and other metals, paper, rags, rubber tires, bottles, dismantled or wrecked automobiles or other motor vehicles or machinery, but does not include uses confined entirely within enclosed buildings.
   KENNEL: Any establishment, pursuant to this code or Arizona Revised Statutes, at which dogs, cats, or other small animals are either privately or commercially cared for, bred, boarded, or trained.
   LOADING SPACE: An off street space or berth on the same lot with a building, or contiguous to a group of buildings, for the temporary parking of a commercial vehicle while loading or unloading merchandise or materials.
   LOT: A single piece of property located in a recorded subdivision, having frontage on a publicly dedicated and accepted street or a private road approved by the town, which is described and denoted as such. A lot also includes a parcel of land, shown in the records of the La Paz County assessor's office, divided to be used separately from other parcels of property by description, as on a recorded survey map, or by metes and bounds, for purposes of sale, lease, or separate use in a legal manner pursuant to all state, county, and town requirements for the development and proposed use of that property.
   LOT AREA: The area of a horizontal plane within the lot lines of a lot but not including any area in a public way.
   LOT, CORNER: A lot located at the intersection of two (2) or more streets.
   LOT COVERAGE: The percentage of the area of a lot that is occupied by all buildings or other covered structures using the roof outline for all outer dimensions.
   LOT DEPTH: The horizontal length of a straight line connecting the midpoints of the front and rear lot lines; and for triangular shaped lots, the shortest horizontal distance between the front lot line and a line within the lot, parallel to and at a maximum distance from the front lot line, having a length of not less than ten feet (10').
   LOT, INTERIOR: A lot other than a corner lot.
   LOT, KEY: A lot adjacent to a corner lot having its side lot line in common with the rear lot line of the corner lot and fronting on the street that forms the side boundary of the corner lot.
   LOT LINE: A line dividing one lot from another or from a street or any public place.
   LOT LINE, FRONT: In the case of an interior lot, a line separating the lot from the street right of way. In the case of a corner lot, the narrower of the two (2) lot lines adjoining a street right of way.
   LOT LINE, REAR: A lot line which is opposite and most distant from the front lot line; except, that in the absence of a rear lot line as is the case of the triangular shaped lot, the rear lot line may be considered as a line within the lot, parallel to and at a maximum distance from the front lot line, having a length of not less than ten feet (10').
   LOT LINE, SIDE: The boundary of a lot that is not a front lot line or a rear lot line.
   LOT, THROUGH: A lot having a part of opposite lot lines abutting two (2) streets, and which is not a corner lot (also known as a "double frontage lot"). On such lot, both lot lines are front, except that where a nonaccess easement has been established on such a lot, the front lot line shall be considered as that lot line most distant from the lot line containing the nonaccess easement.
   LOT WIDTH: For rectangular lots, lots having side lot lines not parallel, and lots on the outside of the curve of a street, the distance between side lot lines measured at the required minimum front yard setback line on a line parallel to the street or street chord; and for lots on the inside of the curve of a street, the distance between side lot lines measured thirty feet (30') behind the required minimum front yard setback line on a line parallel to the street or street chord.
   MANUFACTURED HOME: A residential dwelling built in accordance with and certified as a manufactured home under the federal manufactured housing construction and safety standards act of 1974, which became effective June 15, 1976, and the laws of the state of Arizona office of manufactured housing.
   MANUFACTURED HOME LAND LEASE DEVELOPMENT: A residential development, typified by single ownership of the land within the development, approved pursuant to this title for placement of manufactured homes used for residential purposes.
   MANUFACTURED HOME SPACE: A plot of ground within a manufactured home land lease development designed for the accommodation of one manufactured home with an annual lease.
   MASTER PLAN DEVELOPMENT: A development application which provides information and graphics meeting the requirements of this title, and an overall master plan meeting the requirements of the subdivision ordinance, for the purpose of implementing an integrated development scheme for all phases of the proposed development.
   MEDICAL MARIJUANA: "Marijuana" for "medical use" as those terms are defined in Arizona Revised Statutes section 36-2801.
   MEDICAL MARIJUANA CULTIVATION LOCATION: Any facility, building, or location that grows, cultivates or processes medical marijuana, including, but not limited to, the following: 1) a medical marijuana dispensary that cultivates medical marijuana on its site; 2) the one additional location, if any, duly identified pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes section 36-2806(E) during the process of registering a medical marijuana dispensary where marijuana will be cultivated for sale at a medical marijuana dispensary; 3) any location for the cultivation of marijuana by a qualifying patient or designated caregiver permitted under Arizona Revised Statutes section 36-2801 et seq.; and 4) includes a facility that incorporates or processes medical marijuana into a consumable or edible product.
   MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY: A nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary as defined in Arizona Revised Statutes section 36-2801 and duly registered and certified pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes section 36-2804.
   MOBILE HOME: A residential dwelling that was fabricated or built prior to enactment of the federal manufactured housing construction and safety standards.
   MODULAR HOME: A structure intended for residential use and manufactured off site in accord with the uniform building code (UBC) or international building code (IBC) as adopted by the town of Parker. (See definition of Factory Built Building.)
   MOTEL: A building or group of buildings containing guestrooms or rooming units, each of which maintains a separate entrance leading directly from the outside of the building. Such building or group of buildings being designed, intended, or used primarily for the accommodation of automobile travelers, and providing automobile parking conveniently located on the premises. Motels include motor courts, motor lodges and tourist courts, but not mobile home parks or recreational vehicle parks.
   NET LOT AREA: The area of a lot or parcel excluding all dedicated streets, alleys, roadway or alley easements.
   NONCONFORMING BUILDING: A building or portion thereof which was lawful when established but which does not conform to a subsequently established district or district regulations.
   NONCONFORMING LOT: A parcel of land having less area, frontage or dimensions than required in the district in which it is located.
   NONCONFORMING USE: A use of land that:
      1.   Legally existed before its current zoning or land use category designation; and
      2.   Has been maintained continuously since the time the applicable regulations governing the land changed; and
      3.   Because of subsequent changes, does not conform to this title or general plan provisions that now govern the land.
   NURSERIES, RETAIL: The use of the land, buildings, or structures for the sales of plant materials, landscape materials, gardening supplies and fertilizer, excluding production of plant materials.
   NURSING HOME: A nursing home is an extended healthcare facility licensed by the state of Arizona which provides lodging, meals, personal services, and skilled nursing and medical care on a long term basis to individuals who, because of advanced age, chronic illness, or infirmity, are unable to care for themselves.
   OPEN SPACE: Any parcel or area of land unimproved or improved and set aside, dedicated, designated, or reserved for the public or private use and enjoyment.
   OPEN SPACE, COMMON: Open space usable by all people within a certain development and such area is owned in common by all property owners in that development.
   OPEN SPACE, NATURAL AREA: Dedicated open space areas required for the preservation and conservation of plant and animal life, including habitat for fish and wildlife species; and areas required for ecological, cultural and other scientific study purposes for long term public benefit.
   OPEN SPACE, PUBLIC: An open space area conveyed or otherwise dedicated to a municipality, municipal agency, school district, state or county agency, or other public body for recreational or conservational uses.
   OPEN SPACE, USABLE: Land which can be actively used by people. This could include landscaped or hardscaped plazas, paseo and promenades, fountains and sitting areas meant to provide an open park like atmosphere. Also playgrounds, golf courses, bicycle trails (but not bike lanes), pedestrian trails (not residential sidewalks), and trail heads. Usable open space does not include parking areas and vacant or undeveloped lots.
   OUTDOOR LIGHTING: See chapter 14 of this title.
   OUTDOOR SALES: The display of products or services, which are intended for retail or wholesale purchase not within a completely enclosed building.
   OUTDOOR STORAGE: The location of any goods, wares, merchandise, commodities, junk, debris, or any other item outside of a completely enclosed building for a continuous period longer than twenty four (24) hours.
   PARK MODEL RECREATIONAL UNIT: A larger unit built on a single chassis mounted on wheels, which may be removed, designed to facilitate occasional relocation, with living quarters for a temporary residence or seasonal use, and must be connected to those utilities necessary for the operation of installed fixtures and appliances. It has a gross floor area, including lofts, not exceeding five hundred forty (540) square feet in the setup mode and has a width greater than eight feet six inches (8'6") in the transit mode. Park model units always require special travel permits and tow vehicle.
   PARK(S): A public tract of land that contains a mix of active and passive recreation facilities including tot lots, defined and improved play field and/or sport court areas, and picnic/seating/shade areas that are landscaped/hardscaped in a pleasing manner.
   PLANNED AREA DEVELOPMENT (PAD): A development of a minimum forty (40) or more contiguous acres, as specified by this title, in which flexibility can be sought in the zoning standards, in order to encourage more creativity and sustainable design, thereby providing usable open space within and about the development and enhancing the residential character of the town. Planned area developments shall be subject to planning commission and town council approval.
   PLANT NURSERIES AND GREENHOUSES: The use of the land, buildings, or structures for the growth and production of flowers, plants and trees for transplanting or sale. It may also include, as accessory to the above activities, the sale of materials commonly used for landscaping purposes, such as soil, rock, bark, mulch and other materials determined by the zoning administrator to be landscaping materials.
   PRINCIPAL USE: The main or primary use on any lot or parcel that establishes the basic land use characteristics of the property, as opposed to an accessory use. In some instances, a property may have more than one principal use.
   PRODUCE STAND (FARMERS MARKET): A temporary open air stand or place for the seasonal selling of agricultural produce. A produce stand must be portable and capable of being dismantled or removed from the sales site.
   PROTECTED DEVELOPMENT RIGHT: The right to undertake and complete the development and use of property under the terms and conditions of a protected development right plan, without compliance with subsequent changes in zoning regulations and development standards during the term of the protected development right, except as provided by Arizona Revised Statutes section 9-1204.
   PROTECTED DEVELOPMENT RIGHT PLAN: A development plan identified as a protected development right plan at the time of the landowner's submission, that, if approved by the council, grants to the landowner a protected development right to undertake and complete development and use of the property as shown thereon for a specified period of time.
   RANCH: An area of not less than five (5) contiguous acres used for the keeping of agricultural animals, along with necessary accessory uses and limited crop production. Allowed ranch uses shall include equine boarding, breeding, training, and lessons; the sale of ranch animals; 4-H and other youth related activities. Allowed ranch uses do not include dairies; concentrated animal feeding operations, liveries; the retail sale of hay; feed or tack; or equine activities open to the general public.
   RANCH, COMMERCIAL: An area not less than ten (10) contiguous acres which may be open to the general public and may be used for the following equine uses: polo fields; riding arenas used for scheduled public or club events or activities such as barrel racing, bull riding, cutting, gymkhanas, roping, team penning or other rodeo related activities. Commercial ranch uses do not include dairies; concentrated animal feeding operations, liveries; the retail sale of hay, feed or tack; or livestock auctions. A commercial ranch requires a "conditional use permit".
   RECREATIONAL FACILITIES, INDOOR: Establishments providing indoor amusement or recreation. Typical uses include martial arts studios, billiard and pool halls, electronic and coin operated game rooms, bowling alleys, skating rinks, and health and fitness establishments.
   RECREATIONAL FACILITIES, OUTDOOR: Long term facilities providing outdoor amusement and entertainment. Typical uses include miniature golf, skateboard parks, amusement parks, go- cart race tracks, and batting cages.
   RECREATIONAL VEHICLE: A vehicular type of unit, forty feet (40') or less in length and eight feet (8') or less in width, primarily designed for temporary living quarters, recreation, camping, or travel use, which either:
      1.   Contains its own motive power as in the case of motor homes, mini-motor homes, or recreational vans;
      2.   Is drawn by another vehicle as in the case of travel trailers, tent trailers, camper trailers, or watercraft on boat trailers; or
      3.   Is mounted on another vehicle as in the case of truck campers.
   RECREATIONAL VEHICLE PARK: An integrated development, in accordance with the provisions of this title, where recreational vehicles are used for temporary residential purposes.
   RECREATIONAL VEHICLE SPACE: A parcel of land which is designated and intended for the accommodation of one recreational vehicle on a short term basis.
   REGULATORY FLOOD ELEVATION: An elevation one foot (1') above the base flood elevation.
   RELOCATED DWELLING UNITS: Either relocated site built or factory built structures must meet current IBC or UBC codes for on site work when placed at the new location. If the structure does not meet IBC or UBC codes it will not be allowed.
   RESORT: A building or group of buildings containing guestrooms, providing outdoor recreational activities such as golf, tennis, horseback riding or swimming for guests. A resort may provide services customarily furnished by a hotel including restaurant, bar and convention facilities. A resort may contain dwelling units in conjunction with guestrooms.
   RETAIL, BIG BOX: A singular retail or wholesale user who occupies no less than eighty thousand (80,000) square feet, but not more than one hundred fifty thousand (150,000) square feet, of a gross floor area, typically requires high parking to building ratios, and/or has a regional sales market. The gross floor area shall include any associated tenant spaces having common access within the confines of the primary use. It shall also include any outside area, which provides associated services to the public such as, but not limited to, outdoor merchandise display, garden center or snack bar. This definition does not extend to industrial land uses.
   RETAIL, LARGE SCALE: A singular retail or wholesale user who occupies no less than thirty thousand (30,000) square feet, but not more than eighty thousand (80,000) square feet, of a gross floor area, typically requires high parking to building ratios, and/or has a communitywide sales market. The gross floor area shall include any associated tenant spaces having common access within the confines of the primary use. It shall also include any outside area, which provides associated services to the public such as, but not limited to, outdoor merchandise display, garden center or snack bar. This definition does not extend to industrial land uses.
   SATELLITE DISH ANTENNA: A parabolic antenna designed to receive electromagnetic transmissions from a satellite.
   SATELLITE EARTH STATION: A device consisting of an antenna and reflector, having any dimension of more than one and one-half meters (11/2 m), and is solid or open mesh configured structure used for reception or transmission of radio energy to or from an earth orbit satellite or celestial body.
   SETBACK: The minimum required distance between a structure and a property line(s) of a parcel of land or other established reference point.
   SIGN: See chapter 15 of this title.
   SITE BUILT DWELLING: A structure or dwelling constructed on the site by craftsmen utilizing materials delivered to the site. Said structure shall consist of footings and foundations poured in place and solidly attached to the walls. Roofing materials, interior and exterior finishes shall be applied on the site. All construction shall be in conformance with all uniform codes in force at the time of construction. This definition does not include relocated site built homes.
   SPECIFIED ANATOMICAL AREAS: Areas that depict, describe, or relate to:
      1.   Less than completely and opaquely covered:
         a.   Human genitals, pubic region;
         b.   Buttocks;
         c.   Female breast below a point immediately above the top of the areola; and
      2.   Human male genitals in a discernibly turgid state, even if completely and opaquely covered.
   SPECIFIED SEXUAL ACTIVITIES: Activities that depict, describe, or relate to:
      1.   Human genitals in a state of sexual stimulation or arousal;
      2.   Acts of human masturbation, sexual intercourse, or sodomy;
      3.   Fondling or other erotic touching of human genitals, pubic region, buttocks, or breasts;
      4.   Bondage, bestiality.
   STABLE, COMMERCIAL: A stable of horses, mules, or ponies, which are bred, hired, shown or boarded on a commercial basis and for compensation. This facility may offer equestrian lessons and may include a show arena and viewing stands.
   STABLE, PRIVATE: A detached accessory building for the keeping of horses, mules, or ponies owned by the occupants of the premises and not kept for remuneration, hire or sale.
   STREET: An arterial street, collector street or local street.
   STREET, ARTERIAL: An arterial street which is identified as a principal arterial street or minor arterial street as classified in the Parker general plan. The arterial streets carry most of the trips entering and leaving the urban area, control access, have signalized intersections and restricted parking.
   STREET, COLLECTOR: A major collector street or minor collector street as classified in the Parker general plan. The collector streets provide the traffic movement from the neighborhoods or high volume traffic generating land uses to the arterial streets.
   STREET, LOCAL: A local street permits direct access to abutting lands, traffic movements within neighborhoods, and connections to the collector and arterial street system.
   STRUCTURAL ALTERATIONS: Any change in the supporting members of a building, such as bearing walls or partitions, columns, beams or girders, or any complete rebuilding of the roof or exterior walls.
   STRUCTURE: Anything constructed or erected, which requires location on the ground or attached to something having location on the ground.
   SUPERMARKET: A retail establishment primarily selling food, as well as other convenience and household goods, which occupies a space of not less than thirty thousand one (30,001) square feet and may include additional commercial tenant uses within the principal building.
   TENANT IMPROVEMENTS: The alteration of interior space.
   TOWN: The town of Parker.
   USE: The purpose or activity for which land or buildings are designed, arranged, or intended, or for which land or buildings are occupied or maintained.
   USE PERMIT: An authorization with appropriate stipulations by the town council, as set forth in this title, for the development or use of any property that is subject to such a requirement.
   YARD: Shall mean an open area at grade level between a building and the adjoining lot lines, unoccupied and unobstructed by any portion of a structure from the ground upward, except as otherwise provided in this title.
   YARD, FRONT: An open unoccupied space on the same lot with a main building, extending the full width of the lot and situated between the street line and the front line of the building projected to the side lines of the lot. The front yard of a corner lot shall be both street frontages. Double frontage lots within districts that require front yards shall maintain the required front yard on both streets.
   YARD, REAR: An open space on the same lot with a main building between the rear line of the building and the rear line of the lot extending the full width of the lot. The rear yard shall always be opposite the front yard.
   YARD, SIDE: An open unoccupied space on the same lot with a main building situated between the building and the side line of the lot and extending from the front yard to the rear yard. Any lot line not a rear line or a front line shall be deemed a side lot line. An "interior side yard" is defined as the side yard adjacent to a common lot line.
   ZONE: A district classification established by this title that limits or permits various and specific uses.
   ZONING ADMINISTRATOR: The staff/official responsible for the enforcement and interpretation of this title.
   ZONING CLEARANCE: The approval by the zoning administrator of a plan that is in conformance with this title.
   ZONING DISTRICT: A zone area in which the same zoning regulations apply throughout the district.
   ZONING ORDINANCE: This title. (Ord. 03-2005, 9-6-2005; amd. Ord. 04-2011b, 5-17-2011)