(A) For the purposes of this code, certain words, phrases and terms used herein shall have the meaning assigned to them by this section. Certain special definitions applicable only to the Floodplain Management Overlay Zone are contained in § 13.6 of this code.
(B) When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future; words in the singular number include the plural; and those in the plural number include the singular. The word “shall” is mandatory; the word “may” is permissive.
ABUT. To touch or adjoin along a common border or property line.
ACCESS or ACCESS WAY. The means of ingress and egress connecting a site to the public roadway system.
ACCESSORY BUILDING. A building, part of a building or structure, which is incidental or subordinate to the main building or use on the same building site.
ACCESSORY LIVING QUARTERS. A portion of a single-family dwelling, attached to the main dwelling, used by members of the family occupying the main dwelling or their non-paying guests. Identifying characteristics include attachment by heated living space or the sharing of a commonwall. ACCESSORY LIVING QUARTERS may not be separated from the main dwelling by patios, garages, carports, breezeways or other similar separations.
ACCESSORY USE. A use incidental, related, appropriate and clearly subordinate to the main use of the lot or building, which accessory use does not alter the principal use of such lot or building.
ADVERTISING DEVICE. Any figure, symbol, design, model or device, whether it contains a lettered advertising message or not, used to attract attention or convey a message and which is visible from any area outside a building. ADVERTISING DEVICES include, but are not limited to, vehicles, vehicle parts, wagons, trailers, railroad cars, shipping containers and goods for sale.
AGRICULTURE. The tilling of the soil, raising of crops, horticulture, viticulture, silviculture, small livestock farming, dairying and/or pasture and range livestock production, including all uses customarily incidental thereto, but not including slaughter houses, fertilizer yards or plants for the reduction of animal matter or any other industrial use which is similarly objectionable because of noise, odor, smoke, dust or fumes. AGRICULTURE does not include the concentrated single-use operation of feed lots, hog, turkey, chicken, fur-bearing animals or other similar farms, unless these operations are operated in conjunction with or are a part of the crop production of the same or adjoining parcels under common ownership.
AIRPORT. Any area which is used or is intended to be used for the taking off and landing of aircraft, including helicopters, and appurtenant areaswhich are used or are intended to be used for airport building or facilities, including open spaces, taxiways and tie-down areas.
ALLEY. Any dedicated way, intended for vehicular service to the rear or side of property served by a street. An ALLEY is not intended for general traffic circulation.
ANIMAL HOSPITAL. A place where animals are given medical or surgical treatment and are cared for during the time of such treatment. Use as a kennel shall be limited to short-time boarding and shall be only incidental to such hospital use.
APARTMENT. A building or portion thereof which is designed, built and rented or leased for occupancy by one or more families living independently and doing their own cooking in the same building. One or two APARTMENTS may exist as accessory uses. Three or more attached APARTMENTS are a type of multi-family dwelling.
APARTMENT HOUSE. A multi-family dwelling consisting of three or more attached dwelling units, each of which are for rent or lease.
AREA PLAN. The Tusayan Area Plan adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Tusayan, Arizona.
AUTO LUBRICATION AND OIL CHANGE OPERATION. Any building or premises used primarily for the purpose of lubrication, fluid replenishment and oil changing. Such servicing shall not entail the overnight storage of vehicles, nor shall such services include tire recapping, wheel repair, sale or rebuilding of engines, battery manufacturing or rebuilding, radiator repair, transmission repair, engine steam cleaning, auto body work, welding, reupholstering or installation of auto glass.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE STATION. Any premises used or intended to be used for the retail sales of vehicular fuels and for servicing and light maintenance activities such as engine tune-ups, lubrication, sale and service of tires and batteries, and minor repairs. SERVICE STATIONS shall not include premises where heavy automobile maintenance activities such as engine overhauls, painting, body repair and transmission repair are conducted. SERVICE STATIONS shall entail only incidental overnight parking of vehicles.
AUTOMOBILE WRECKING YARD. The dismantling or wrecking of motor vehicles or trailers, or the storage, sale or dumping of dismantled, partially dismantled, obsolete or wrecked vehicles or their parts, outside of an enclosed building, but not including the incidental storage of vehicles in connection with the operation of a repair garage, providing the repair period for any one vehicle does not exceed 30 days.
AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR GARAGE. An establishment engaged in furnishing automotive and light-truck repair and servicing to the general public. These facilities shall not include tire recapping or battery manufacturing or rebuilding.
BANNER. A temporary sign made of pliable material that may or may not be located in a rigid frame.
BANNER, COMMUNITY. A banner that provides notice of a community event or celebration.
BASE FLOOD. The flood having a 1% chance of being equaled or exceeded in any given year.
BASEMENT. A story partly or wholly underground. A BASEMENT shall be counted as a story for purpose of height measurement where more than one-half of its height is above grade.
BED AND BREAKFAST ESTAB- LISHMENT. A portion of a single-family dwelling in which one or two bedrooms are completely furnished guest rooms occupied, or intended to be occupied, on a nightly basis for compensation. See § 14.4.
BILLBOARD. Any sign designated for use with changing advertising copy and which is normallyused for the advertisement of goods produced or services rendered at locations other than the premises on which the sign is located.
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT. The Board of Adjustment of the Town of Tusayan, Arizona.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS. The Board of Supervisors of Coconino County, Arizona.
BORROW PIT. Any place or premises where dirt, soil, sand, gravel or other earthy material is removed by excavation for any purpose other than that necessary and incidental to grading or to building construction or operation on the premises.
BUILDING. A structure having a roof supported by columns or walls.
BUILDING FRONT. The side of a building which contains the main entrance for pedestrian ingress and egress and which faces the street or access easement. On a corner lot, the side of the building with the smallest lineal dimension containing a main entrance shall be considered the BUILDING FRONTAGE. The FRONT may be designated by the owner if the orientation is consistent with other lots and improvements in the immediate vicinity.
BUILDING HEIGHT. The vertical distance from the average line of the highest point and lowest points of the preexisting natural grade of that portion of the lot covered by the building to the highest point of the coping of a flat roof or to the deck line of a mansard roof or to the highest point of the highest gable of a pitch or hip roof.
BUILDING PERMIT. A permit required for the erection, construction, replacement, repair, use and occupancy, demolition, modification, addition to or moving of any building, structure or any appurtenances connected or attached to such building or structure in the Town of Tusayan, pursuant to Building Codes adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Tusayan.
BUILDING SITE. A legally created parcel or contiguous parcels of land in single or joint ownership, which provides the area and the open space required by this code, exclusive of all vehicular and pedestrian rights-of-way and all other easements that prohibit the surface use of the property by the owner thereof. Private easements providing access to four or less parcels shall not be deducted from the BUILDING SITE area.
CABANA. Any portable, demountable, room, enclosure or other building or structure erected, constructed or placed on a mobile home space and used in conjunction with a mobile home.
CAMPGROUND. A plot of ground for overnight or limited camping. A CAMPGROUND may be occupied by tents, recreational vehicles or travel trailers.
CANOPY. A roof-like structure supported by a permanent foundation and open on all four sides.
CARPORT. A permanent roofed structure or a portion of a main structure with not more than two enclosed sides used or intended to be used for automobile storage for the occupants of the premises.
CEMETERY. Land used or intended to be used for the burial of the dead, and dedicated for such purposes, including columbariums, crematoriums, mausoleums and mortuaries when operated in conjunction with and within the boundaries of such premises.
CLUB. An association of persons (whether or not incorporated) for a common purpose, but not including groups organized solely or primarily to render a service as a business for profit.
COMMERCIAL MACHINERY. Any motorized or non-motorized piece of machinery designed for construction, demolition, excavation, logging, shipping, warehousing, freight hauling and the like, including, but not limited to, backhoes,bulldozers, equipment trailers, forklifts, front-end loaders and the like.
COMMERCIAL VEHICLE. Any bus, truck or truck tractor having a gross vehicle weight over 26,000 pounds; or trailer, or semi-trailer, aggregate hauling trailer, logging trailer and the like, not including water hauling tank truck, or tank trailer for purposes of transporting water for personal use.
COMMISSION. The Town of Tusayan Planning and Zoning Commission.
(a) A freestanding structure including appurtenances (greater than 34 feet in height) used for the following commercial communication purposes:
1. VHF and UHF television;
2. AM and FM radio;
3. Two-way radio:
4. Common carriers;
5. Cellular telephone; and
(b) Amateur (HAM) towers for the personal use of the property owner are excepted from this definition unless in excess of 100 feet in height.
COMMUNITY SERVICE AGENCY. An organization such as YMCA, YWCA, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Campfire or any similar organization organized as a non-profit corporation or supported in whole or in part by public subscription and primarily established to serve the social or welfare needs of the community or any part thereof, and not organized for the personal profit of any individual, group of individuals or corporation.
CONDOMINIUM. An estate in real property consisting of an undivided interest in common in a portion of a parcel of real property together with a separate interest in space in a residential complex located on such real property. A CONDOMINIUM may include, in addition, a separate interest in other portions of such real property.
CONDOMINIUM CONVERSION. The development of land and existing structures as a condominium, regardless of the present or prior use of such land or structure, and regardless of whether substantial improvements have been made to such structures.
CONTRACTOR’S YARD. The use of any lot or parcel of land for the commercial or non-commercial parking, storage, maintenance of commercial vehicles; and/or more than one piece of commercial machinery; and/or outdoor storage of building materials, aggregates, lumber, piping, vehicle parts, tires and the like.
CONVALESCENT HOME. A facility licensed by the State Department of Public Health, the State Department of Social Welfare or Coconino County, which provides bed and ambulatory care for patients with post-operative convalescent, chronically ill or dietary problems and aged or infirm persons unable to care for themselves.
CONVENIENCE MARKET. A retail store that is intended to attract stop-and-go traffic, with or without gasoline sales, and sell primarily food, beverages and other household supplies to customers who purchase only a few items.
COTTAGE INDUSTRY. A more intensive home occupation which may be carried out in an accessory structure.
COUNTY. The County of Coconino, State of Arizona.
COUNTY RECORDER. The County Recorder of the County of Coconino.
DAY CARE CENTER. Any child care arrangement that provides care and/or supervision for six or fewer children for compensation.
DENSITY. The total number of dwelling units permitted on an acre of land exclusive of all streets and rights-of-way that restrict the surface use of the property in question.
DETACHED (FREESTANDING) SIGN. A ground sign with no form of support other than its own structural members.
DOMESTIC FARM-TYPE ANIMALS. Horses, cattle, sheep, goats and swine or other cleft-hoof domestic animals.
DORMITORY. A building intended or used primarily for sleeping accommodations, where such building is related to an educational or religious institution or for employee housing associated with a commercial enterprise. For purposes of calculating density, three DORM rooms shall be equivalent to one dwelling unit.
DOUBLE-FACED SIGN. A sign with two faces only, with each face oriented 180 degrees from the other.
DRIVE-IN RESTAURANT. An establishment that primarily delivers prepared food and/or beverages to customers in motor vehicles or to customers at a service window for consumption either on or off the premises.
DRIVE-IN THEATER. An outdoor structure designed for theatrical performances, displays or shows where the performance is viewed by all or part of the audience from a vehicle.
DWELLING. A building or portion thereof designed exclusively for residential occupancy in conformance with the provisions of the Building Code adopted by the town.
DWELLING, MULTI-FAMILY. A building designed exclusively for occupancy by three or more families living independently of each other.
DWELLING, SINGLE-FAMILY. A detached dwelling unit designed for the use of one family.
DWELLING, TWO-FAMILY. A residential structure on a single lot containing two dwelling units; also know as a DUPLEX.
DWELLING UNIT. One or more rooms and a single kitchen or cooking accommodation and a bathroom in a single-family dwelling, two-family dwelling, apartment house, multi-family dwelling or hotel designed as a unit for occupancy by one family for living and sleeping purposes.
EASEMENT. A space on a lot or parcel of land reserved or used for the location of and/or access to utilities, drainage or other physical operations on the land.
(a) Public and other non-profit institutions conducting regular academic instruction at preschool, kindergarten, elementary, secondary, collegiate levels and including graduate schools, universities, non-profit research institutions and religious institutions. Such INSTITUTIONS must either:
1. Offer general academic instructions;
2. Confer degrees as a college or university of undergraduate or graduate standing;
3. Conduct research; or
4. Give religious instruction.
(b) This definition does not include commercial or trade schools.
FAMILY. Any number of individuals related by blood, marriage or legal adoption, or a group of not more than five unrelated persons living together as a single housekeeping unit in a single dwelling unit sharing common cooking facilities.
FLOODPLAIN DEFINITIONS. See § 13.6.
FLOOR AREA. The total area of a building measured by taking the outside dimensions of thebuilding at each floor level intended for occupancy or storage, but excluding courts, carports and garages used for the parking of motor vehicles.
FRONTAGE. The side of a lot abutting a street.
GARAGE, PRIVATE. A detached accessory building or a portion of a main building on the same lot for the parking and temporary storage of vehicles of the occupants of the premises.
GRADE. The average level of the finished ground surfaces surrounding a building.
GRAZING. The feeding of domestic livestock on an open range or fenced pasture for commercial purposes and uses customarily incidental thereto, but not including slaughter houses, stockyards, packing houses, bone yards or plants for the reduction of animal matter.
GROSS AREA. The total horizontal area within the lot lines of a lot or parcel of land before public streets, easements or other areas to be dedicated or reserved for public use are deducted from such lot or parcel.
GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT. The weight of the vehicle or vehicle combination together with the weight of the maximum load to be carried thereon at any one time; or, the declared gross weight per current vehicle registration.
GROUP HOME FOR THE HANDICAPPED. A facility licensed or authorized by a governmental authority having jurisdiction over operations for ten or fewer handicapped persons who reside together as a single housekeeping unit and who receive care, supervision or counseling from one or more staff persons. This use includes assisted living homes, homes for the mentally ill, group care agencies and similar residential living arrangements for handicapped persons, but shall not include boarding houses, nursing homes or other group homes not for the handicapped.
GUEST HOUSE. A detached habitable structure used by members of the family occupying the main dwelling and their non-paying guests.
HEARING OFFICER. The Hearing Officer of the Town of Tusayan.
HELIPORT. A place designed or designated for the landing and taking off of helicopters.
HOME OCCUPATION. Any use customarily conducted entirely within a dwelling and carried on by the inhabitants thereof, which use is clearly incidental and secondary to the use of the structure for dwelling purposes and which use does not change the character thereof or does not adversely effect the uses permitted in the zone of which it is a part.
HOSPITAL. An institution for the diagnosis, care and treatment of human illness, including surgery and primary treatment.
HOTEL or MOTEL. A structure or portion thereof or a group of attached or detached structures containing completely furnished individual guest rooms or suites occupied less than 30 days, by any one individual or group of individuals, for compensation.
INDUSTRY. The excavation, transporting, manufacture, fabrication, processing, reduction or destruction of any article, substance or commodity, or any other treatment thereof in such a manner as to change the form, character or appearance thereof, and including storage elevators, truck storage yards, warehouses, wholesale storage and other similar types of enterprise.
INOPERABLE VEHICLE. Any whole, dismantled, partially dismantled or obsolete vehicle which cannot be started and driven under its own power.
JUNK YARD. The use of more than the allowable square footage of any lot or parcel of landregardless of zone classification for the outdoor storage of any used or secondhand materials, including, but not limited to, lumber, auto parts, household appliances, pipe, fencing, drums, machinery or furniture.
KENNEL, COMMERCIAL. Any kennel maintained for the purpose of boarding, breeding, raising or training dogs or cats over the age of four months for a fee or for sale.
KENNEL, NON-COMMERCIAL. Any property where five or more dogs and/or cats, over the age of four months, are kept or maintained for the use and enjoyment of the occupant for non- commercial purposes.
KITCHEN. Any room or portion thereof in a building or dwelling unit which is used or intended to be used for cooking or the preparation of food.
LANDSCAPING. The placement of trees, shrubs, vegetative and organic or inorganic materials in a prescribed area. Organic and inorganic materials include gravel, cinders, rock and bark materials.
LARGE RETAIL ESTABLISHMENT. A retail establishment (store) with any commercial retail uses or a combination of such commercial retail uses comprised of greater than 25,000 square feet and less than 70,000 square feet of gross floor area. The 25,000 square feet of floor area includes gross floor area and ancillary outdoor storage or merchandise display areas. The floor area does not include motor vehicle parking or loading areas. For the purpose of determining the applicability of the 25,000 square feet of floor area, the aggregate square footage of all adjacent stores which share common check stands, management, a controlling ownership interest and storage areas, shall be considered one ESTABLISHMENT (e.g., a plant nursery associated with a general merchandise area such as a home improvement area).
(a) A parcel of real property with a separate and distinct number or other designation shown on a plan recorded in the office of the County Recorder;
(b) A parcel of real property delineated on an approved record of survey, parcel map or subdivision map as filed in the office of the County Recorder and abutting at least one public street or right-of-way or easement determined by the Commission to be adequate for the purpose of access; or
(c) A parcel of real property abutting at least one public street or right-of-way or easement determined by the Commission to be adequate for the purpose of access and held under separate ownership from abutting property prior to the date of adoption of this code.
LOT, CORNER. A lot located at the intersection or interception of two or more streets at an angle of not more than 135 degrees. If the angle is greater than 135 degrees, the lot shall be considered an “interior lot”.
LOT (SITE) COVERAGE. The portion of a lot or building site which is occupied by any building or structure, excepting paved areas, uncovered parking areas, driveways, walks, lanais, terraces, swimming pools and landscaped areas.
LOT DEPTH. The average horizontal distance between the front and rear lot lines measured in the mean direction of the side lot lines.
LOT, INTERIOR. A lot other than a corner lot.
LOT LINE. Any line bounding a lot, as herein defined.
LOT LINE, FRONT. On an interior lot shall mean the property line abutting the street. On a corner lot, the FRONT LOT LINE is the shorter property line abutting a street, except in those cases where the subdivision or parcel map specifies another line as the front lot line. On a through lot or a lot with three or more sides abutting a street or a corner lot with lot lines of equal length, the Town Manager or designeeshall determine which property line shall be the FRONT LOT LINE for purposes of compliance with yard and setback provisions of this code. On a private street or easement, the FRONT LOT LINE shall be designated as the edge of the easement.
LOT LINE, INTERIOR. A lot line not abutting a street.
LOT LINE, REAR. A lot line not abutting a street which is opposite and most distant from the front lot line. In the case of an irregular-shaped lot, 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. A lot which is bounded on all sides by streets may have no REAR LOT LINES.
LOT LINE, SIDE. Any lot line which is not a front or rear lot line.
LOT, THROUGH. A lot having frontage on two dedicated parallel or approximately parallel streets.
LOT WIDTH. The horizontal distance between the side lot lines, measured at right angles to the lot depth at a point midway between the front and rear lot lines.
MANUFACTURED HOME. A dwelling unit built after 6-15-1976 to standards established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) with a HUD seal affixed, and which is designed to be used as a year-round dwelling when connected to the required utilities. A MANUFACTURED HOME is not a mobile home, travel trailer, park model or recreational vehicle.
MANUFACTURED HOME PARK. Any area or tract of land where one or more manufactured home spaces are rented or leased or held out for rent or lease to accommodate manufactured homes, or park models.
MANUFACTURED HOME SPACE. A plot of ground within a mobile home park or manufactured home park designed for the accommodation of one manufactured home.
MOBILE HOME. A dwelling unit built prior to 6-15-1976, on a permanent chassis, capable of being transported in one or more sections and designed to be used with or without a permanent foundation as a residence. A MOBILE HOME is not a recreational vehicle, travel trailer, park model or manufactured home.
MODULAR HOME. A dwelling unit which is pre-assembled in whole or in part in a factory prior to delivery to the job site for final assembly, and which conforms to the following:
(a) Built to Building Code standards including local amendments;
(b) Built with exterior materials customarily used on conventional site-built dwellings (e.g., wood siding, asphalt roof shingles);
(c) Minimum roof pitch of three in 12;
(d) Minimum one-foot overhang on all four sides;
(e) Minimum width of 20 feet; and
(f) Constructed to be set on a permanent foundation similar to site built dwellings (e.g., footings and stem walls or piers, in compliance with the adopted Building Code for the Town of Tusayan).
MOTEL. The same as HOTEL.
NET AREA. The total horizontal area within the property lines of a lot or parcel of land excluding all vehicular access ways, except those private easements which serve as primary access to no more than four individual lots or parcels.
NEW CONSTRUCTION. Structures for which the “start of construction” commenced on or after the effective date of this code.
NON-CONFORMING SITUATIONS. See § 19.
OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE (OHV). Any motorized vehicle designed for use off paved roadways, and shall include motorcycles, motorbikes, three-wheelers, quads, four-wheel drive vehicles, snowmobiles, go carts, sandrails and any similar vehicle.
OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE FACILITY. A track or other constructed facility, generally with berms, hills, banked turns and other grading, but possibly created by simply driving over an area to create a track over which vehicles would traverse repetitively for recreational purposes. The FACILITY may be for either personal or commercial use.
PARK TRAILER or PARK MODEL. A recreational vehicle, typically 12 feet in width, that is built on a single chassis, mounted on wheels, designed to be connected to utilities necessary for operation of installed fixtures and appliances and has a gross trailer area of not less than 320 square feet and not more than 400 square feet; except that, it does not include fifth-wheel trailers.
PARKING AREA. An area designed and constructed for the parking, storage and maneuvering of vehicles.
PARKING SPACE. A space within a public or private parking area, exclusive of driveways, ramps, columns, offices and work areas, which space is for the temporary parking or storage of one motor vehicle.
PLANNED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOP- MENT. Two or more dwelling units, including dwelling units in developments commonly known as town housing or row housing, condominiums and cluster housing, together with related land, buildings and structures, planned and developed as a whole in a single development operation or a programmed series of operations in accordance with detailed, comprehensive plans encompassing such elements as the circulation pattern and parking facilities, open space, recreational areas, utilities and lots or building sites, together with a program for provision, operation and maintenance of all areas, improvements, facilities and services provided for common use of the residents thereof.
PRESCHOOL. The use of any building or structure, in conjunction with any child care arrangement that provides care, supervision, education or instruction for more than six preschool-aged children.
PROJECTING SIGN. A sign attached to a building wall or structure that extends horizontally more than 12 inches from the face of the wall.
PUBLIC UTILITY INSTALLATION. All above-ground buildings, structures and related equipment for electric, telephone and cable television, water distribution, wastewater treatment and natural gas, and all facilities necessary for conducting a service by a governmental entity or by a public utility, non-profit organization or corporation. Transmission and distribution lines and supporting structures are excepted.
RECREATION FACILITIES. Those buildings, structures or areas built or developed for purposes of entertaining, exercising or observing various activities participated in either actively or passively by individuals or organized groups.
RECREATIONAL VEHICLE. A vehicular- type unit primarily designed as temporary living quarters for recreational, camping or travel use, which either has its own motive power or is mounted on or drawn by another vehicle.
RECREATIONAL VEHICLE PARK. A plot of ground with facilities for the temporary occupancy (overnight accommodation), parking and maneuvering of recreational vehicles (motor homes, travel trailers, campers and the like) with adequate roads and stall sites, including sanitary and water facilities. Site locations are provided on a day-by-day basis.
RECYCLING CENTER. A building within which recoverable resources such as newspapers, glass and cans are collected, separated and processed essentially by hand prior to shipment to others for usein the manufacture of new products. This does not include a junk yard.
RECYCLING COLLECTION POINT. An incidental use that serves as a neighborhood drop-off point for temporary storage of recoverable resources. Such facilities would consist of small enclosed containers, and would generally be located in shopping center parking lots or other public/ quasi-public area such as at schools or churches.
RESTAURANT. An establishment which serves food or beverages only to persons seated within or adjacent to a building and including cafés, coffee shops and tea rooms.
RIGHT-OF-WAY. An easement or other legal right of passage over another person’s land or a strip of land over which a road is built.
ROOF SIGN. A sign erected over or on, and wholly or partially dependent upon the roof of any building for support, or attached to the roof in any way. This definition shall also include any sign painted directly on a roof.
SETBACK. The distance between the established lot line and any building.
SETBACK LINE, FRONT YARD. The line which defines the depth of the required front yard. Said SETBACK LINE shall be parallel with the street line and be removed therefrom by the perpendicular distance prescribed for the front yard of the zone in which the property is located.
SETBACK LINE, REAR YARD OR SIDE YARD. The line which defines the width or depth of the required rear or side yard. Said SETBACK LINE shall be parallel with the property line, removed therefrom by the perpendicular distance prescribed for the yard of the zone in which the property is located. Where the side or rear yard abuts a street, the distance shall be measured as set forth in the definition of SETBACK LINE, FRONT YARD.
SIGN. Any notice, advertising device or advertisement, pictorial or otherwise, used as an outdoor display or visible from outside a building for the purpose of advertising the property or the establishment or enterprise, including goods and services, upon which the sign is exhibited, or for use for off-site directional purposes. This definition shall not include official notices issued by any court or public body or officer or directional warning or information sign or structure required by or authorized by law.
SIGN, OFF-PREMISE. Any notice, or advertising device, or advertisement which is erected on the ground or upon a building that does not pertain to the use of the property on which displayed.
SITE. A parcel of land, subdivided or unsubdivided, occupied or to be occupied by a use or structure.
SITE PLAN. A plan, prepared to scale, showing accurately and with complete dimensioning, all of the buildings, structures and uses and the exact manner of development proposed for a specific parcel of land.
STABLE, COMMERCIAL. A structure or site for horses, mules or ponies which is rented, used or boarded on a commercial basis for compensation.
STABLE, PRIVATE. An accessory building for the keeping of horses, mules or ponies owned by the occupants of the premises and not rented, used or boarded on a commercial basis for compensation.
STATE. The State of Arizona.
STORY. The portion of a building included between the surface of any floor and the surface of the floor next above it, or if there be no floor above it, then the space between such floor and the ceiling next above it.
STREET. A public thoroughfare or right-of-way or approved private thoroughfare orright-of-way determined by the Commission to be adequate for the purpose of access, which affords the principal means of access for abutting property including avenue, place, way, drive, lane, boulevard, highway, road and any other thoroughfare, except as excluded in this code. The word STREET shall include all major and secondary highways, collector streets and local streets, but shall not include alleys.
STRUCTURAL ALTERATION. Any change in or alteration to a structure involving a bearing wall, column, beam or girder, floor or ceiling joists, roof rafters, roof diaphragms, foundations, piles, retaining walls or similar components.
STRUCTURE. Anything constructed or erected, any edifice or building of any kind, or any piece of work artificially built up or composed of parts joined together in some definite manner, which requires location on or in the ground or is attached to something having a location on or in the ground, including, but not limited to, manufactured homes, mobile homes, modular homes and buildings, signs, pre-fab storage sheds, light standards, flag poles, church spires, antennas, swimming and wading pools, and covered patios, excepting paved areas, concrete walks, tennis courts and similar outdoor areas, and further excepting fences and walls three feet or less in height.
SUPERMARKET. A market having 10,000 square feet or more of floor area devoted principally to the sale of food.
TEMPORARY BUSINESS IDENTIFICATION SIGN. A banner that is installed on the wall of a new business during the period of time that the permanent business identification sign is in the town’s sign approval process.
TOWN COUNCIL. The Town Council of the Town of Tusayan, Arizona.
TRAILER PARK OR COURT. Facilities for the storage, parking and maneuvering of recreational vehicles, park models or travel trailers with adequate road and stall sites, and providing adequate sanitation and water facilities required to meet the needs of the residents. Site location is provided on a rent or lease basis.
TRAVEL TRAILER. A self-contained vehicle without motive power, portable structure with wheels built on a chassis, designed as a temporary dwelling for travel recreation and vacation purposes, having a body width not exceeding eight feet and its body length does not exceed 40 feet.
TRIPLEX. A multi-family dwelling on a single lot designed for occupancy by three families living independently of each other.
TRUCK STOP. A facility for servicing trucks and tractor trailers, with or without a convenience market. One or more of the following uses shall constitute a TRUCK STOP:
(a) Four or more diesel fuel pumps;
(b) Two or more truck washing bays; and
(c) Facilities for the repair of diesel engines.
TRUCK YARD. The parking, storage or maintenance of two or more commercial vehicles on any given lot or parcel of land.
UNLICENSED VEHICLE. Any motor vehicle which is not currently licensed in the state.
USE. The purpose for which land or a building is arranged, designed or intended, or for which either land or a building is or may be occupied or maintained.
VARIANCE. A grant of relief from the requirements of this code which permits construction in a manner that would otherwise be prohibited by this code.
WAREHOUSE. A building or portion thereof used for the commercial storage of goods or merchandise and where no retail or wholesale operations are conducted at the site.
WAREHOUSING. The use of a building or buildings for the storage of goods of any type, when such building or buildings contain more than 500 square feet of storage space and where no retail operation is conducted.
WATERCOURSE. Any lake, river, creek, stream, wash, arroyo, channel or other course through which waters flow at least periodically. The term may include specifically designated areas in which substantial flood damage may occur.
WHOLESALE. The sale of any type of goods or materials for the purpose of resale. Businesses that have both retail and WHOLESALE sales shall be considered wholesale if at least 51% of their sales volume is wholesale sales.
WINDOW SIGN. A sign, which is displayed in a window so as to be visible beyond the boundaries of the parcel upon which such signs are displayed.
YARD. Any open space on the same lot with a building or dwelling, which open space is unoccupied and unobstructed from the ground to the sky, except for the projections permitted by this code.
YARD, FRONT. A space between the front yard setback line and the front lot line or future street line, and extending the full width of the lot.
YARD, REAR. A space between the rear yard setback line and the rear lot line, extending the full width of the lot.
YARD, SIDE. A space extending from the front yard, or from the front lot line where no front yard is required by this code, to the rear yard, or rear lot line, between a side lot line and the side yard setback line.
ZONE. A classification established by this code which limits or permits various and specific uses.
ZONING ADMINISTRATOR. The staff position created for the purpose of administration of the zoning code. The Town Manager shall serve as the ZONING ADMINISTRATOR.
ZONING ORDINANCE or ORDINANCE. The zoning code of the Town of Tusayan, Arizona.
(Ord. 2012-04, passed 12-5-2012)