11.4.15. DEFINITIONS – N
Native Plant Preservation Plan
   A graphic representation of a that includes, but is not limited to, an aerial photograph, at a minimum scale of one inch equals 100 feet, indicating the boundaries and individual native plants or native plant preservation areas to be assessed and utilized to satisfy preservation standards. Based on the Native Plant Preservation methodology selected by the applicant, additional Plan elements will be required.
Native Vegetation
   Plants indigenous to the and to areas to the .
Natural Grade
   The topographic configuration of land, graphically represented by contour lines, prior to any or other human disturbance.
Natural Open Space
   Any area of land, essentially unimproved and not occupied by or man-made impervious surfaces, except as permitted herein, that is set aside, , or reserved in perpetuity for public or private enjoyment as a preservation or conservation area. A pedestrian or may be located in a natural . (including alleys) and are allowed to cross when the impact of the crossing on the natural is minimized.
Natural Undisturbed Open Space
   An area of land that is unimproved and not occupied by or man-made impervious surfaces and includes environmentally significant features (as identified in the Environmental Resource ; Hillside Development ; and, Watercourse Amenities, Safety and Habitat ), culturally significant features (features eligible for National Register status as identified during the cultural resource assessment process), or designated floodplains (except where channelized).
Neighborhood Association
   A neighborhood association registered with the .
Neighborhood Character
   The combination of various defining characteristics of and existing within a that creates and conveys the historic significance and visual character of a neighborhood. These characteristics include scale and , architectural style and detail, , spatial relationships, and .
Net Acreage
   The remaining ground area after deleting all portions for proposed and existing public within a , , or .
Noise Control District-A (NCD-A)
   A specifically designated noise exposure area at the Davis Monthan Air Force Base where the existing and predicted average noise levels are 65 to 70 .
Noise Control District-B (NCD-B)
   A specifically designated noise exposure area at the Davis Monthan Air Force Base where the existing and predicted average noise levels are 70 or higher.
Noise Control District-65 (NCD-65)
   As applied in Section 5.6, Environs (AEZ), a specifically designated noise exposure area at Tucson International where the existing and predicted average noise levels are 65 to 70 .
Noise Control District-70 (NCD-70)
   As applied in Section 5.6, Environs (AEZ), a specifically designated noise exposure area at Tucson International where the existing and predicted average noise levels are 70 or higher.
Nominal Cost
   A cost that is very small, or negligible, bearing no relation to the real value at the time of transaction. Such cost should not exceed $500 or the minimal cost of transferring ownership, whichever is less.
Non-Chartered Financial Institution
   A use, other than or federally chartered bank, credit union, mortgage lender or savings and loan association, that offers deferred presentment services as defined in A.R.S. § 6-1251(3) or check cashing services and loans for payment of a percentage fee. Specifically included are check cashing businesses that charge a percentage fee for cashing a check or negotiable instrument, payday loan businesses that make loans upon assignment of wages received and auto title lenders who offer a short-term loan with a car title as a means to secure the loan.
Nonconforming Sign (7A)
   A sign lawfully erected or altered in conformance with applicable regulations, including a sign lawfully existing in the county at the time of annexation, that no longer complies with the sign standards due to amendments to this sign code adopted subsequent to the approved permit for the sign or the annexation.
Nonconforming Structure or
   A or portion thereof that was lawfully erected or altered or a that was legally established that no longer complies with the specific standards of the applicable to the zoning category in which the or or is located.
Nonconforming Use
   An existing activity lawfully established and maintained which no longer complies with standards of the applicable to the zoning category in which the activity is located.
Noncontributing Property
   A , object, , or that does not add to a historic ’s sense of time, place, or historic . A Noncontributing Property may be a nonhistoric incompatible property, a historic architecturally compromised property, or an .
Non-motorized Recreational Trail
   A publicly accessible, improved or natural path designed for pedestrians, equestrians, bicycles - including electric bicycles, if local regulations permit - and manual and electric wheelchairs.
Nuisance
   A condition or use on the property that endangers life or health, gives offense to the senses, or obstructs the reasonable and comfortable use of other property, or any combination of these effects.
(Am. Ord. 11508, 12/5/2017)