TABLE 3-03   TYPICAL TIMEFRAMES FOR COMPLIANCE REVIEW/FLEXIBLE OPTION
 
PDSD DIRECTOR APPROVAL PROCEDURE
APPLICATION TYPES
1.   Business licenses;
2.   Changes of use;
3.   Downtown Area Infill Incentive District - projects within the Downtown Core Sub-district requesting a modification of development regulations (Note: projects within the Greater Infill Incentive Sub district are processed in accordance with the 400' Notice Procedure below);
4.   Electrical connections (certain types);
5.   Expansion of existing premises;
6.   Home occupations;
7.   Individual Parking Plans for projects greater than 300' from R-3 or more restrictive zoning districts;
8.   New construction;
9.   Nonconforming same Land Use Class substitution;
10.   Nonconforming parking areas;
11.   Parking Design Modification Requests (except requests to modify the number of bicycle or motor vehicle parking spaces);
12.   Projects within certain overlay zones;
13.   Restricted adult activities;
14.   Temporary uses or structures;
15.   Tenant improvements;
16.   Wireless Communication uses (certain types);
17.   Rio Nuevo District Zone Minor Modifications of Development Regulations (MDR);
18.   Zoning Compliance for Site Improvements in Existence on May 1, 2005;
19.   Other applications, such as blood donor centers and circus, carnival and tent shows;
20.   Site plans (Site plans in Overlay Districts require different time frames for review);
21.   Subdivision tentative plat; and,
22.   Subdivision final plat.
TIMEFRAME
Administrative Compliance Review for Application Completeness 
10 working days
Substantive Review
For applications that do not require a site plan or a subdivision plat: 10 working days, or 5 working days after the date of submittal of a required recommendation by a special reviewer, board or committee.
 
Thereafter, the same review period after each re-submittal
 
For applications that require a site plan or subdivision plat: 20 calendar days
 
Thereafter, 20 calendar days for each re-submittal
Substantive Review
For application that do not require a site plan or subdivision plat: 14 calendar days
 
For applications that require a site plan or subdivision plat: 20 to 60 calendar days or more, depending upon the number of re-submittals
 
 
 
PDSD DIRECTOR APPROVAL PROCEDURE:
100' NOTICE PROCEDURE
APPLICATION TYPES
1.   Design Development Options (DDO) in accordance;
2.   Parking Design Modification Requests to the required number of bicycle and motor vehicle parking spaces;
3.   PDSD Director Special Exception applications;
4.   Approval of resident artisan uses in the Historic Preservation Zone;
5.   Certain wireless facilities; and,
6.   Requests for demolition of contributing, non-historic structures in the HPZ.
TIMEFRAME
Administrative Compliance Review for Application Completeness 
10 working days
Substantive Review
30 calendar days
Overall Timeframe
40 calendar days
 
 
PDSD DIRECTOR APPROVAL PROCEDURE
400' NOTICE PROCEDURE
APPLICATION TYPES
1.   Mitigation plans for certain restaurants serving alcohol within 300 feet of R-3 or more restrictive zoning;
2.   Projects within the Greater Infill Incentive Subdistrict of the Downtown Area Infill Incentive District requesting a Modification of Development Regulations; and,
3.   Individual Parking Plans for projects within 300 feet of R-3 or more restrictive zoning districts.
TIMEFRAME
Administrative Compliance Review for Application Completeness 
10 working days
Substantive Review
45 calendar days
Overall Timeframe
55 calendar days
 
 
ZONING ADMINISTRATOR APPROVAL PROCEDURE
APPLICATION TYPES
1.   Compliance with certification of existing premises;
2.   Interpretations of the UDC;
3.   Planned Area Development interpretations; and,
4.   Zone boundary conflicts.
TIMEFRAME
Administrative Compliance Review for Application Completeness 
10 working days
Substantive Review
5 working days for most applications
 
Additional time is required for complex issues or interpretations that require a City Attorney legal opinion, 20-30 calendar days
Overall Timeframe
10 working days for most applications
 
For complex issues of interpretations that require a City Attorney legal opinion, 30-40 calendar days 
 
 
PDSD DIRECTOR APPROVAL IN CERTAIN OVERLAY ZONES
APPLICATION TYPE
Historic Preservation Zone Design Review
TIMEFRAME
Administrative Compliance Review for Application Completeness 
10 working days 
Substantive Review:
 
   Full Review
45 calendar days
   Minor Review
30 calendar days
Overall Timeframe:
 
   Full Review
55 calendar days
   Minor Review
40 calendar days
 
 
APPLICATION TYPE
Rio Nuevo District Design Review
TIMEFRAME
Administrative Compliance Review for Application Completeness
10 working days 
Substantive Review:
 
   Major
70 calendar days
   Minor
55 calendar days
Overall Timeframe:
 
   Major Review
80 calendar days
   Minor Review
55 calendar days
 
 
APPLICATION TYPE
Neighborhood Preservation Zone Design Review
TIMEFRAME
Administrative Compliance Review for Application Completeness 
10 calendar days
Substantive Review
20 calendar days
Overall Timeframe
30 calendar days
 
 
PDSD DIRECTOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION PROCEDURE
APPLICATION TYPE
Special Exceptions requiring PDSD Director decision
TIMEFRAME
Administrative Compliance Review for Application Completeness
10 working days
Substantive Review
15 calendar days
Overall Timeframe
25 calendar days
 
 
ZONING EXAMINER SPECIAL EXCEPTION PROCEDURE
APPLICATION TYPES
1.   Special Exceptions requiring ZE decision
2.   Substitution of nonconforming uses (uses not in the same land use class)
3.   Expansion of nonconforming uses
TIMEFRAME
Administrative Compliance Review for Application Completeness 
10 working days
Substantive Review
35 calendar days for administrative review
Overall Timeframe
45 calendar days
 
The ZE Public Hearing timeframe is suspended from overall timeframe under A.R.S. § 9-835(C)(8)(c)
 
 
MAYOR AND COUNCIL SPECIAL EXCEPTION PROCEDURE
APPLICATION TYPE
Special Exceptions requiring Mayor and Council decision
TIMEFRAME
Administrative Compliance Review for Application Completeness 
10 working days
Substantive Review
45 calendar days for administrative review
Overall Timeframe
55 calendar days
 
The M/C Public Hearing timeframe is suspended from overall timeframe under A.R.S. § 9-835(C)(8)(c)
 
(Am. Ord. 11732, 2/19/2020)