11.01 Land Use Definition
Low density residential (R1): the principal land use is a single-family dwelling on a subdivision lot of at least one half acre in area. No residences in this category shall have livable floor area of less than two thousand three hundred fifty square feet.
11.02 Use Regulations
A building or premises shall be used only for the purposes as set forth in the city of Litchfield Park zoning matrix (Section 28).
11.03 Property Development Standards
Unless otherwise accepted as part of a development plan at the time of zoning approval, the following development standards shall be observed:
a. In the low density residential district, every residential lot shall have an area of not less than twenty one thousand seven hundred eighty square feet, and a width of not less than one hundred ten feet.
b. Primary buildings and other structures shall not cover more than thirty percent of the lot.
c. Open Space Density Bonus
Provision of common open space totaling not less than twenty percent of the net site area, shall entitle the developer to observe the property development standards (except minimum development area) and the setback regulations of the next less restrictive residential district. (Ord. 04-91 § 1 (part))
11.04 Height Regulations
No building shall exceed one story nor twenty-five feet in height, or if accepted as part of a development plan approved at the time of zoning approval, two stories or thirty-five feet.
11.05 Setback Regulations
Unless otherwise accepted as part of a development plan at the time of zoning approval, the following setbacks shall be provided:
a. Front Yard
1. There shall be a front yard having a depth of not less than thirty-five feet.
2. Where a lot is located at the intersection of two or more streets, there shall be a yard conforming to the front yard requirements on each street side of a corner lot. No accessory building shall project into yards required to conform with the front yard requirements.
b. Side Yard
There shall be a side yard on each side of a building having a width of not less than fifteen feet.
c. Rear Yard
There shall be a rear yard having a depth of not less than thirty-five feet.
11.06 Additional Regulations
a. Any exterior lighting shall be directed downward and away from adjacent property in accordance with the city code and this zoning code. See Section 31.15.
b. Provisions for on-site stormwater retention/drainage and off-site stormwater drainage both entering and leaving the property shall be as required by the city of Litchfield Park and the Maricopa County Flood Control District; the procedures for which shall be approved by the council.