Chapter 154:  Zoning
Section
General Provisions
Article 01 - Interpretation, Scope and Definitions
   154-01.01   Interpretation, purpose and conformity
   154-01.02   General provisions for buildings and uses
   154-01.03   Enforcement
   154-01.04   Building permits already issued
   154-01.05   Fees and charges
         (A)   Zoning applications
         (B)   General Plan or text amendment applications
         (C)   Conditional use permit applications
         (D)   Variance or appeal applications
         (E)   Subdivision review applications
         (F)   Miscellaneous applications
         (G)   Continuations for any of the above processes
         (H)   Engineering fees
   154-01.06   Repealed
   154-01.07   Definitions
Article 02 - Administration
   154-02.01   Planning and Zoning Commission
         (A)   Created
         (B)   Responsibilities
         (C)   Duties
         (D)   Powers
         (E)   Composition
         (F)   Terms of members
         (G)   Organization
         (H)   Removal
         (I)   Compensation; expenses
   154-02.02   Hearing Officer
         (A)   Establishment
         (B)   Authority
         (C)   Variances
         (D)   Temporary uses
         (E)   Expansion of nonconforming uses or structures
         (F)   Conditional use permits
         (G)   Appeals
         (H)   Hearing Officer
   154-02.03   Zoning Administrator
         (A)   Establishment
         (B)   Duties
   154-02.04   Design and Historic Review Commission (DHRC)
         (A)   Establishment
         (B)   Organization of the DHRC
         (C)   Purpose
         (D)   Duties
         (E)   Appeals and variances
   154-02.05   Board of Adjustment
         (A)   Authority
         (B)   Duties
   154-02.06   Minor Variance Committee
         (A)   Purpose
         (B)   Duties
Article 03 - Zoning Procedures
   154-03.01   Citizen review process
         (A)   Purpose
         (B)   Notification
         (C)   Neighborhood meetings
   154-03.02   Notification for public hearings
         (A)   Zoning amendments (boundaries and/or regulations)
         (B)   Variances
         (C)   Appeals of the Zoning Administrator and the Minor Variance Committee
         (D)   Conditional use permits
   154-03.03   Zoning amendments
   154-03.04   Variances and appeals
         (A)   Purpose
         (B)   Applications
         (C)   Public hearing
         (D)   Zoning Board of Adjustment action
         (E)   Stay of proceedings
         (F)   Expiration and time extensions
         (G)   Revocation or modification of variances
         (H)   Minor variances
   154-03.05   Conditional use permits
         (A)   Purpose
         (B)   Conditions of approval
         (C)   Exceptions; approval or denial
         (D)   Types of conditional uses
         (E)   Application
         (F)   Public hearing
         (G)   Planning and Zoning Commission action
         (H)   Expiration and time extensions
         (I)   Revocation or modification of conditional use permits
   154-03.06   Protected development rights
   154-03.07   Plan of development (PSC Zoning District)
   154-03.08   Design review procedure
   154-03.09   Historic designation establishment procedure
   154-03.10   Land use waiver (AD Overlay Zone)
Article 04 - Zoning Districts, Maps and Annexation
   154-04.01   Zoning districts established
         (A)   Classifications
         (B)   Specific plans
   154-04.02   Boundaries and areas
   154-04.03   Repealed
   154-04.04   General Plan
   154-04.05   Annexed areas
         (A)   Zoning classification
         (B)   Building permits
         (C)   Nonconforming uses
Article 05 - Rural and Low Density Residential Zoning Districts
   154-05.01   Agriculture District (AG)
         (A)   Purpose
         (B)   Permitted principal uses
         (C)   Permitted accessory uses
         (D)   Conditional uses
         (E)   Property development standards
   154-05.02   Suburban Ranch Districts (SR-1, SR-2, SR-3 and SR-4)
         (A)   Purpose
         (B)   Applicability
         (C)   Permitted principal uses
         (D)   Permitted accessory uses
         (E)   Conditional uses02
         (F)   Property development standards
   154-05.03   Residential Estate Districts (RE-12, RE-18 and RE-35)
         (A)   Purpose
         (B)   Applicability
         (C)   Permitted principal uses
         (D)   Permitted accessory uses
         (E)   Conditional uses
         (F)   Property development standards
   154-05.04   Low Density Residential Districts (R-1-6, R-1-8, R-1-12, R-1-20 and R-1-40)
         (A)   Purpose
         (B)   Applicability
         (C)   Permitted principal uses
         (D)   Permitted accessory uses
         (E)   Conditional uses
         (F)   Property development standards
   154-05.05   Low Density Single-Family Residential District (R-l-5)
         (A)   Purpose
         (B)   Applicability
         (C)   Permitted principal uses
         (D)   Permitted accessory uses
         (E)   Conditional uses
         (F)   Property development standards
Article 06 - Manufactured Housing and Recreational Vehicle Zoning Districts
   154-06.01   Residence-Manufactured Housing District (R-MH)
         (A)   Purpose
         (B)   Applicability and general requirements
         (C)   Permitted principal uses
         (D)   Permitted accessory uses
         (E)   Conditional uses
         (F)   Property development standards
         (G)   Exterior appearance criteria
         (H)   Plans submittal
   154-06.02   Recreation Vehicle Subdivision District (RVS)
         (A)   Purpose
         (B)   Applicability
         (C)   Permitted principal uses
         (D)   Conditional uses
         (E)   Property development standards
   154-06.03   Manufactured Housing Subdivision District (MHS)
         (A)   Purpose
         (B)   Permitted principal uses
         (C)   Permitted accessory uses
         (D)   Conditional uses
         (E)   Property development standards
         (F)   Other requirements for manufactured home subdivisions
         (G)   Waivers
   154-06.04   Manufactured Housing Park District (MHP)
         (A)   Purpose
         (B)   Permitted principal uses
         (C)   Permitted accessory uses
         (D)   Conditional uses
         (E)   Property development standards
         (F)   Placement standards
         (G)   Waivers
Article 07 - Multiple-Family Residential Zoning Districts
   154-07.01   Medium Density Residential District (R-2)
         (A)   Purpose
         (B)   Applicability
         (C)   Permitted principal uses
         (D)   Permitted accessory uses
         (E)   Conditional uses
         (F)   Property development standards
   154-07.02   Medium Density Single-Family Residential District (R-2-5)
         (A)   Purpose
         (B)   Applicability
         (C)   Permitted principal uses
         (D)   Permitted accessory uses
         (E)   Conditional uses
         (F)   Property development standards
   154-07.03   High Density Residential District (R-3)
         (A)   Purpose
         (B)   Applicability
         (C)   Permitted principal uses
         (D)   Permitted accessory uses
         (E)   Conditional uses
         (F)   Property development standards
Article 08 - Commercial Zoning Districts
   154-08.01   Transitional District (TR)
         (A)   Purpose
         (B)   Permitted principal uses
         (C)   Permitted accessory uses
         (D)   Conditional uses
         (E)   Property development standards
   154-08.02   Planned Shopping Center District (PSC)
         (A)   Purpose
         (B)   Permitted principal uses
         (C)   Procedural regulations
         (D)   Property development standards
   154-08.03   Limited Commercial District (B-1)
         (A)   Purpose
         (B)   Permitted principal uses
         (C)   Permitted accessory uses
         (D)   Conditional uses
         (E)   Property development standards
   154-08.04   General Commercial District (B-2)
         (A)   Purpose
         (B)   Permitted principal uses
         (C)   Permitted accessory uses
         (D)   Conditional uses
         (E)   Property development standards
   154-08.05   Business Park District (BP)
         (A)   Purpose
         (B)   Permitted principal uses
         (C)   Conditional uses
         (D)   Property development standards
Article 09 - Industrial Zoning Districts
   154-09.01   Industrial Park District (I-P)
         (A)   Purpose
         (B)   Permitted principal uses
         (C)   Permitted accessory uses3
         (D)   Conditional uses
         (E)   Property development standards85
   154-09.02   Light Industrial District (L-I)
         (A)   Purpose
         (B)   Permitted principal uses
         (C)   Permitted accessory uses
         (D)   Conditional uses
         (E)   Property development standards9
   154-09.03   Heavy Industrial District (H-I)
         (A)   Purpose
         (B)   Permitted principal uses
         (C)   Conditional uses
         (D)   Property development standards
Article 10 - Old Town Zoning District
   154-10.01   Old Town District (OT)
         (A)   Purpose
         (B)   Applicability
         (C)   Permitted principal uses
         (D)   Conditional uses
         (E)   Prohibited uses
         (F)   Property development standards
   154-10.02   Project review
         (A)   Applicability
         (B)   General requirements
   154-10.03   Signage regulations
         (A)   General regulations
         (B)   Permitted sign types
         (C)   Prohibited signs
         (D)   Sign standards
         (E)   Sign examples
Article 11 - Historic Park District
   154-11.01   Historic Park District (HP)
         (A)   Purpose
         (B)   Applicability
         (C)   Permitted principal uses
         (D)   Permitted accessory uses
         (E)   Conditional uses
         (F)   Property development standards
Article 12 - Military Reservation District
   154-12.01   Military Reservation District (MR)
         (A)   Purpose
         (B)   Applicability
         (C)   Permitted principal uses
         (D)   Conditional uses
         (E)   Property development standards
Article 13 - Recreation and Open Space
   154-13.01   Recreation and Open Space District (RO)
         (A)   Purpose
         (B)   Applicability
         (C)   Permitted principal uses
         (D)   Conditional uses
         (E)   Property development standards
Article 14 - Overlay Zoning Districts
   154-14.01   Aesthetic Overlay District (AO)
         (A)   Purpose
         (B)   Applicability
         (C)   Design review procedure
         (D)   Property development standards
         (E)   Aesthetic overlay district design guidelines
         (F)   Building permits based upon approved project design plan
         (G)   Amendments to approved project design plan
         (H)   Minor project design plan changes
   154-14.02   AutoCenter Overlay District (ACO)
         (A)   Purpose
         (B)   Applicability
         (C)   Property development standards
         (D)   Design review procedures
   154-14.03   Bed and Breakfast Overlay District (BB)
         (A)   Purpose and intent
         (B)   Property development standards
         (C)   Additions to the overlay district
   154-14.04   Historic Overlay District (H)
         (A)   Purpose and intent
         (B)   Initiation of historic site or district
         (C)   Historic District criteria
         (D)   Historic site criteria
         (E)   Building and demolition permits for historic sites and structures within Historic Districts
         (F)   Public safety exceptions
         (G)   Conflicting regulations
   154-14.05   Airport Overlay District (AD)
         (A)   Purpose
         (B)   Applicability
         (C)   Permitted principal uses
         (D)   Additional height and use regulations
         (E)   Land use waiver
         (F)   Nonconforming uses
         (G)   Administration
         (H)   Amendments
         (I)   Variances
   154-14.06   Public Overlay District (P)
         (A)   Purpose
         (B)   Applicability
         (C)   Permitted principal uses
         (D)   Permitted accessory uses
         (E)   Property development standards
         (F)   Procedure
   154-14.07   Planned Unit Developments Overlay District (PUD)
         (A)   Purpose
         (B)   Applicability
         (C)   Criteria for establishment
         (D)   Application
         (E)   Final approval
   154-14.08   Smart Growth Overlay District (SGO)
         (A)   Purpose
         (B)   Intent
         (C)   Applicability
         (D)   Permitted principal uses and conditional uses
         (E)   Rezoning submittal requirements
         (F)   Minimum requirements
         (G)   Development, design and landscaping standards
         (H)   Density
         (I)   Sign standards
         (J)   Variations, minor deviations and major deviations
   154-14.09   Infill Overlay District (IO)
         (A)   Purpose and intent
         (B)   Applicability
         (C)   Relationship to underlying zoning districts
         (D)   Use regulations
         (E)   Pre-development meetings
         (F)   Design review procedures
         (G)   Infill Incentive Plan
   154-14.10   Planned Area Development Overlay District (PAD)
         (A)   Purpose and intent   
         (B)   Applicability   
         (C)   General requirements   
         (D)   Use regulations   
         (E)   Development Plan   
         (F)   Application and Procedures
Article 15 - General Provisions
   154-15.01   Purpose
   154-15.02   General provisions for buildings and uses
   154-15.03   Height limits
   154-15.04   Projections, encroachments1
   154-15.05   Swimming pools
   154-15.06   Walls and fences
   154-15.07   Manufactured home placement permits
   154-15.07.01   Park Model Placement Permits
   154-15.08   Home occupations
         (A)   Purpose and intent
         (B)   Performance standards
         (C)   Uses not permitted
         (D)   Limited use home occupation
   154-15.09   Live/work space
   154-15.10   Adult oriented businesses
         (A)   Purpose9
         (B)   Findings
         (C)   Location requirements
         (D)   Number in building
         (E)   Nonconformity
         (F)   Encroachment of other uses
         (G)   Variance to location requirements
   154-15.11   Noise limitation standards for B-1 and B-2 Commercial Zones
   154-15.12   4H and FFA
   154-15.13   Mobile food vending
   154-15.14   Transient food vending
   154-15.15   Accessory buildings, uses and structures in certain residential districts
   154-15.16   Accessory dwellings, carriage houses and garage apartments in residential districts
   154-15.17   Corner markets in residential districts within the Infill Overlay District
   154-15.18   Composting
   154-15.19   Company housing complex in agriculture, residential and commercial districts
Article 16 - Off-Street Parking and Loading Regulations
   154-16.01   Purpose
   154-16.02   General requirements
   154-16.03   Parking lots
         (A)   Design standards
         (B)   Improvement of parking lots (five or more required spaces)
         (C)   Vehicular access required
   154-16.04   Parking in residential or services districts
   154-16.05   Location
   154-16.06   Exempt areas
   154-16.07   Parking spaces required
   154-16.08   Off-street loading regulations
   154-16.09   Variances from the off-street parking and loading regulations
   154-16.10   Permitted reductions
Article 17 - Sign Regulations
   154-17.01   Purpose1
   154-17.02   Applicability and general requirements
         (A)   Scope
         (B)   Responsibility
         (C)   Nonconforming signage
         (D)   Conflict and severability
         (E)   Message substitution clause
         (F)   Sign face area
         (G)   Additional sign regulations
   154-17.03   On-site signage
         (A)   Address/nameplates
         (B)   Freestanding signage on shared premises
         (C)   Standards and criteria for permanent on-site signage
         (D)   Temporary signage
         (E)   Directional signage
   154-17.04   Off-site signage
         (A)   Required zoning districts and frontages
         (B)   Standards and criteria for off-site signage
         (C)   Prohibited locations
   154-17.05   Additional requirements and provisions
         (A)   Construction and installation standards
         (B)   Sign label
         (C)   Maintenance
         (D)   Damaged or deteriorated signage
         (E)   Sign removal
         (F)   Locations within right-of-way
         (G)   Balloons and inflatable devices
   154-17.06   Prohibited and exempt signs and restrictions
         (A)   Prohibited signs
         (B)   Exempt signage
         (C)   Signage for which no permits are required
   154-17.07   Administration
         (A)   Responsibilities
         (B)   Issuance of building permits
         (C)   Fees
         (D)   Variances
   154-17.99   Penalty
Article 18 - Outdoor Lighting Regulations
   154-18.01   Purpose
   154-18.02   General requirements
         (A)   Top-mounted
         (B)   Bottom-mounted
         (C)   Mercury vapor
         (D)   Searchlights
         (E)   Recreational facilities
         (F)   Outdoor advertising off-site signs
         (G)   Flagpoles
   154-18.03   Permanent exemptions
         (A)   Nonconforming fixtures
         (B)   Fossil fuel light5
         (C)   State and federal facilities
   154-18.04   Submittal of plans
         (A)   Submittal contents
         (B)   Subdivision plat certification
Article 19 - Personal Wireless Communications
   154-19.01   Purpose
   154-19.02   General application requirements
   154-19.03   General development standards
   154-19.04   New and replacement freestanding monopoles and lattice towers
   154-19.05   Temporary mobile personal wireless communication units
   154-19.06   Roof-mounted personal wireless communication facilities
   154-19.07   Wall-mounted personal wireless communication facilities
   154-19.08   Concealed/disguised personal wireless communication facilities
   154-19.09   Personal Wireless Communication Facilities, Wi-Fi radio equipment, microcell equipment, and small cells on public rights-of-way.
   154-19.10   Illustrative examples and table of uses
   154-19.11   Eligible facilities requests
Article 20 - Landscape Regulations
   154-20.01   Purpose
   154-20.02   Applicability
         (A)   Applicability in zoning districts
         (B)   Change of use
         (C)   City landscaping guidelines
         (D)   Conflicts with other regulations
         (E)   Uses prohibited; alleys
         (F)   De minimus standards
   154-20.03   Landscape design standards
         (A)   Landscape design
         (B)   Plant and hardscape material
   154-20.04   Required landscape areas
         (A)   Single-family residential requirements
         (B)   Requirements for all other zoning districts
   154-20.05   Maintenance
         (A)   Maintenance required
         (B)   Irrigation system maintenance required
         (C)   Maintenance responsibility
         (D)   City maintenance responsibility
   154-20.06   Administration
         (A)   Landscape plan submittal requirements
         (B)   Encroachment permits required
         (C)   Assurance of installation
         (D)   Variances
Article 21 - Nonconforming Provisions
   154-21.01   Extending existing uses or structures
   154-21.02   Replacing nonconforming buildings or structures
   154-21.03   Nonconforming Airport District Overlay
         (A)   Nonconforming uses
         (B)   Discontinuance of legal nonconforming uses
         (C)   Expansion of a legal nonconforming use
         (D)   Change of legal nonconforming use
   154-21.04   Nonconforming signage
         (A)   Continuance
         (B)   Repairs and alterations
         (C)   Replacement of on-site signage
Article 22 - Non-Profit Medical Marijuana Dispensaries and Recreational Marijuana Establishments
   154-22.01   Purpose
   154-22.02   Definitions
   154-22.03   Location Restrictions and Operating Provisions
Penalty
   154-999   Penalty
List of Tables
   Table No. 1   AutoCenter Overlay signage
   Table No. 2   Airport Overlay District land use matrix
   Table No. 3   RADSA/AIOD-1/AIOD-2 land use compatibility matrix
   Table No. 4   Loading space requirements
   Table No. 5   Standards and criteria for permanent on-site signage
   Table No. 6   Standards and criteria for temporary signage
   Table No. 7   Sign area and sign height
   Table No. 8   Shielding requirements
   Table No. 9   Distance and output (MCAS)
   Table No. 10   Personal wireless communication facilities permitted uses by  zoning district
List of Illustrations
   Illustrative Example 1   Old Town Zoning District; types of signs
   Illustrative Example 2   Graph No. 1
   Illustrative Example 3   Signage examples
   Illustrative Example 4   Types of antennas
   Illustrative Example 5   Use of existing vertical elements
   Illustrative Example 6   Use of existing building height and wall mounting
   Illustrative Example 7   Types of towers
   Illustrative Example 8   Typical required screening for facilities
List of Appendices
   Appendix A:  Cielo Verde Specific Plan
Charter reference:
   Regulation of land use, see Charter Art. III, § 12
Statutory reference:
   Municipal zoning, see A.R.S. §§ 9-462 et seq.