§ 154-13.01  Recreation and Open Space District (RO).
   (A)   Purpose.  The purpose of the Recreation and Open Space District is to conserve and protect lands that encompass natural resources, features and processes and to provide for public and private recreational parks, resorts or similar facilities. Such lands may include watercourses, floodplains, viewsheds, natural formations, plant and wildlife habitats, steep slopes and other environmentally sensitive areas and may also include lands incompatible with development at the present time, possibly due to their remote location.
(Ord. O2001-103, passed 12-19-2001)
   (B)   Applicability.  The regulations pertaining to the Recreation and Open Space District shall be applicable within the Resort, Recreation and Open Space land use areas designated on the land use map of the City General Plan.
(Ord. O2001-103, passed 12-19-2001)
   (C)   Permitted principal uses.
      (1)   Undeveloped, unimproved land; public or private;
      (2)   Parks, amphitheaters, golf courses and golf driving ranges; public;
      (3)   Agricultural production, crops; public or private;
      (4)   Fish hatcheries and preserves; public;
      (5)   Hunting and trapping, game propagation; public;
      (6)   Nature preserves and wildlife management areas; public;
      (7)   Generation, routing and distribution of public utilities;
      (8)   Individual recreation mining; private; and
      (9)   Community garden.
(Ord. O2001-103, passed 12-19-2001; Ord. O2015-021, passed 4-15-2015)
   (D)   Conditional uses.
      (1)   Single-family residences; minimum lot size:  five acres; private;
      (2)   Agricultural production, livestock and animal specialties; private;
      (3)   Fish hatcheries and preserves; private;
      (4)   Hunting and trapping, game propagation, wildlife management; private;
      (5)   Metal mining (when filing of a mining claim is required);
      (6)   Coal mining;
      (7)   Oil and gas extraction;
      (8)   Mining and quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, including sand and gravel extraction;
      (9)   Privately owned and operated resort and recreational commercial developments, including:
         (a)   Recreational, seasonal and resort hotels;
         (b)   Concession stands and tour companies and guides located or operating on public lands;
         (c)   Theme and amusement parks;
         (d)   Tennis, golf and sports resorts or camps;
         (e)   Water parks and slides;
         (f)   Conference centers, located within resort hotels;
         (g)   Golf courses and golf driving ranges;
         (h)   Exotic animal parks, zoos;
         (i)   Parks; and
         (j)   Amphitheaters.
      (10)   Public or private areas available for public visitation and recreation with or without developed facilities and associated businesses, including:
         (a)   Dude ranches;
         (b)   Horse stables, riding academies and rodeo arenas;
         (c)   Botanical gardens;
         (d)   Lakes and waterways;
         (e)   Campgrounds; and
         (f)   Off-road vehicle areas, parks or trails.
      (11)   Generation, routing and distribution of privately owned utilities; and
      (12)   Other uses which meet the purpose, intent and development standards as specified herein.
(Ord. O2001-103, passed 12-19-2001)
   (E)   Property development standards.
      (1)   Minimum district size.  None.
      (2)   Minimum lot size.  None for undeveloped public land and five acres for developed public and all private lands.
      (3)   Maximum building height.  Forty feet.
      (4)   Setbacks.
         (a)   Front yard.  One hundred feet;
         (b)   Side yard.  Fifty feet; and
         (c)   Rear yard.  Fifty feet.
      (5)   Walls and fences.  Any wall or fence as may be erected along any street line, side property line or rear property line, whether to meet the requirements of the chapter or provided voluntarily, shall comply with the minimum requirements for unobstructed traffic visibility as specified in Article 15 of this chapter. Walls and fences in the front yard setback area shall be constructed so that they can be seen through or over so as to comply with the Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles of surveillance.
      (6)   Landscaping and irrigation.  Landscaping and irrigation shall be according to Article 20 of this chapter. Additionally, a 30-foot buffer area surrounding any new construction site shall be maintained during entire construction period, within which no building materials may be stored, and which shall be clear of vegetation, debris and other combustible materials.
      (7)   Parking.  Off-street parking shall be provided in the manner set forth in  Article 16 of this chapter.
      (8)   Lighting.  All exterior lighting fixtures shall be of the “down-lighting” box-type and no direct lighting shall be allowed to shine onto any adjacent properties.
      (9)   Signage.  Only permanent on-site signage is permitted. No temporary off-site signage shall be allowed in the RO Zoning District. Development standards for permanent on-site signage in the RO district shall be consistent with the standards of the TR Zoning District.
      (10)   Lot coverage.  None, however all public and private development of lands located within the RO Zoning District must provide adequate site improvements including, but not necessarily limited to, parking, landscaping and the on-site retention of stormwater.
      (11)   Undergrounding of new utility lines.  All new utility lines including, but not necessarily limited to, electricity, telephone and television, shall be placed underground in conjunction with development or redevelopment projects that have been submitted for approval under the provisions of the City Code.
      (12)   All private and commercially oriented development of lands located within the RO Zoning District shall be subject to the review and approval of the Design and Historic Review Commission (DHRC).
(Ord. O2001-103, passed 12-19-2001; Ord. O2009-54, passed 10-21-2009; Ord. O2010-32, passed 7-7-2010)  Penalty, see § 154-999