§ 154-07.01  Medium Density Residential District (R-2).
   (A)   Purpose.  Within any Medium Density Residential District no building, structure or premises shall be used, and no building or structure shall be erected, which is intended to be designed or used, in whole or in part, for any industrial, manufacturing, trade or commercial purpose, except as permitted in this subchapter, or for any other than the following purposes.
('80 Code, App. A, § 72)  (Ord. 583, passed 9-16-1952; Ord. O95-040, passed 9-5-1995)
   (B)   Applicability.  The allowed residential density of the Medium Density Residential Districts shall be in conformance with the appropriate General Plan Land Use Designation and in compliance with the Zoning Conformity Matrix.
('80 Code, App. A, § 72)  (Ord. 583, passed 9-16-1952; Ord. O95-040, passed 9-5-1995)
   (C)   Permitted principal uses.
      (1)   One single-family dwelling on a lot containing at least 6,000 square feet;
      (2)   One two-family dwelling on a lot containing at least 8,000 square feet;
      (3)   Two single-family dwellings on one lot containing at least 8,000 square feet, provided, that such dwelling or dwellings conform in all respects to the setback, side line, density area and lot coverage requirements as provided in this chapter for single-family dwelling units in this district;
      (4)   Small lot single-family subdivision(s)  (lots containing at least 4,500 square feet and less than 6,000 square feet minimum area per lot), provided that:
         (a)   No more than 72 small lots shall be established within each one-quarter section of land (160 acres);
         (b)   Common area landscaping and amenities shall be provided for small lot subdivisions; and
         (c)   A home owner’s association shall be established for each small lot subdivision for the maintenance of the common area landscaping and amenities.
      (5)   Multi-family dwellings with a maximum density of 12 dwelling units per acre;
      (6)   Public and private elementary and secondary schools;
      (7)   Child day care services, small (SIC 8351);
      (8)   Residential care facility, small (SIC 8361);
      (9)   Rooming and boarding houses, (small) (SIC 7021);
      (10)   Publicly owned and operated parks, playgrounds and recreational uses; and
      (11)   Community garden.
('80 Code, App. A, § 72)  (Ord. 583, passed 9-16-1952; Ord. O95-040, passed 9-5-1995; Ord. O2004-33, passed 6-16-2004; Ord. 2015-021, passed 4-15-2015; Ord. O2017-026, passed 8-16-2017)
   (D)   Permitted accessory uses.
      (1)   Accessory uses of buildings or structures customarily incidental and subordinate to any use permitted by this chapter such as swimming pools, private carports and garages, laundry rooms and common recreation buildings and areas; provided that none shall be operated for use by the general public for gain and subject to the criteria as specified in § 154-15.15 of this chapter;
      (2)   Home occupations;
      (3)   Wall-mounted and concealed/disguised personal wireless communication facilities, in accordance with Article 19 herein, are permitted as an accessory use for legally established nonresidential uses only. Wall strapping of a personal wireless communications facility is not permitted.
         (a)   Personal wireless communication facilities are not permitted in conjunction with legal nonconforming uses.
         (b)   The use of lattice tower structures for any personal wireless communication facility is not permitted.
      (4)   Accessory dwelling units.
('80 Code, App. A, § 72)  (Ord. 583, passed 9-16-1952; Ord. O95-040, passed 9-5-1995; Ord. O2000-35, passed 6-21-2000; Ord. O2002-09, passed 2-20-2002; Ord. O2014-29, passed 10-1-2014; Ord. O2017-013, passed 5-3-2017)
   (E)   Conditional uses.
      (1)   Child day care services, large; day care for six or more children is permitted upon compliance with the following:
         (a)   The seven standard criteria for reviewing conditional use applications (see § 154-03.05(G)(2));
         (b)   The facility must be licensed by the State Department of Health Services;
         (c)   There shall be no swimming pool on the site, unless the pool is in compliance with the current adopted Pool Safety Codes per the Arizona Revised Statutes;
         (d)   Any outside play area shall be enclosed by a five foot high solid wall or fence with self-latching gate;
         (e)   There shall be no structural additions or equipment not customarily in a residential dwelling, excepting those modifications required under state licensing, building code or fire code regulations pertaining to this class of child day care service; and
         (f)   In granting any conditional use permit, the Planning and Zoning Commission may prescribe appropriate conditions and safeguards in conformity with this chapter, including, but not limited to, setback and coverage requirements, off-street parking and screening structures and materials to hold to reasonable levels the impact on surrounding uses, and hours of operation.
      (2)   Religious institutions including related buildings and activities;
      (3)   Membership-based lodging (SIC 7041);
      (4)   Cemetery, crematory or mausoleum;
      (5)   Public and quasi-public utility buildings and facilities when necessary for service to the surrounding territory, provided that no public business offices and no repair or storage facilities are maintained therein. Electric substations must be enclosed within a wall or fence adequate to prohibit passage of persons and to provide screening from public view;
      (6)   University or college;
      (7)   Rooming and boarding houses, (large); and
      (8)   Company housing complex (small); per § 154-15.19 of this chapter.
('80 Code, App. A, § 72)  (Ord. 583, passed 9-16-1952; Ord. O95-040, passed 9-5-1995; Ord. O2008-33, passed 8-6-2008; Ord. O2017-026, passed 8-16-2017; Ord. O2019-022, passed 6-5-2019)
   (F)   Property development standards.  In addition to the regulations and requirements contained in other sections of this chapter, the following minimum property development standards apply to all land and buildings in the Medium Density Residential District as may be designated on the official zoning map.
      (1)   Lot size.  The minimum lot size in the Medium Density Residential (R-2) District shall be 4,500 square feet.
      (2)   Density.  The maximum density in the Medium Density Residential (R-2) District shall be one unit per 4,000 square feet of land.
      (3)   Lot width.  The minimum lot width in the Medium Density Residential (R-2) District shall be 50 feet.
      (4)   Lot coverage.  The maximum lot coverage in the Medium Density Residential (R-2) District shall be 35% of the lot area. The first 600 square feet of covered parking shall be permitted in addition to the maximum lot coverage percentage listed above.
      (5)   Yards.  The following is the list of minimum yard setbacks in the Medium Density Residential (R-2) District:
         (a)   Minimum front yard setback.  Twenty feet;
         (b)   Minimum side yard setback.  Seven feet;
         (c)   Minimum rear yard setback.  Ten feet; and
         (d)   Minimum street side yard setback.  Ten feet.
      (6)   Building heights.  The maximum building height in the Medium Density Residential (R-2) District shall be 40 feet. The building height for multi-family structures shall be reduced to 20 feet (one story maximum) when located within 60 feet of adjacent parcels zoned Agriculture, Suburban Ranch, Residential Estate or Low Density Residential. Single-family structures are exempt from the 20 foot height limit.
      (7)   Landscaping and irrigation.  Landscaping and irrigation shall be provided in the manner set forth in Article 20 of this chapter.
      (8)   Off-street parking.  Off-street parking shall be provided in the manner set forth in Article 16 of this chapter.
('80 Code, App. A, § 72)  (Ord. 583, passed 9-16-1952; Ord. O95-040, passed 9-5-1995; Ord. O2004-33, passed 6-16-2004; Ord. O2006-39, passed 6-21-2006; Ord. O2010-32, passed 7-7-2010 ;Ord. O2010-63, passed 12-1-2010; Ord. O2010-64, passed 12-15-2010)  Penalty, see § 154-999