Chapter 18.17
SR SUBURBAN RANCH ZONE

Sections:

18.17.010    Purpose.

18.17.020    Permitted uses.

18.17.030    Conditional uses.

18.17.040    Development standards – General.

18.17.050    Development standards – Accessory buildings.

18.17.060    Cluster development option.

18.17.010 Purpose.

Suburban ranch is intended as a low density zone principally for single-family residences and associated conditional uses on large lots. A wide range of agricultural and ranch uses is permitted. The large minimum lot size requirement of this zone ensures a considerable reservation of open space. [Ord. 2011-048 § 1; Ord. 1995-06 § 2.]

18.17.020 Permitted uses.

A. Permitted Uses.

1. All uses as permitted in STC 18.09.020(A) (General Residential and Rural Zoning Provisions);

2. Temporary mobile home: For one year during construction of a residence on the same property.

a. Upon application this period may be extended for an additional 180 days, after the property owner provides the zoning administrator with a valid building permit for the construction of a residence on the same property. The zoning administrator shall notify adjoining property owners within 100 feet of the subject property. If a written protest to the issuance of the 180-day extension is received within 15 days of the date of mailing of notice, the board of adjustment shall hear the case in accordance with STC 18.93.040. If no written protests are received at the end of 15 days, the zoning administrator shall issue the 180-day extension.

b. The board of adjustment shall hear any requests for additional time extensions in accordance with STC 18.93.050;

3. Commercial agricultural uses, such as field crops, truck gardening, berry or bush crops, tree crops, flower gardening, nurseries, orchards and aviaries: In accordance with STC 18.21.010 (A)(3)(a) (R-1 Single Residence Zone);

4. Farm products stand, provided:

a. The stand does not exceed 200 square feet in area,

b. The sale of farm products shall be grown or produced on the premises,

c. There be a minimum of 20 feet to any street line,

d. There be a minimum of 30 feet to any other lot line,

e. A designated parking area be provided that is set back a minimum of 20 feet from any property line,

f. A designated driveway, no wider than 30 feet, be provided, and

g. All driveways and parking areas shall be properly maintained and approved by the town engineer;

5. The raising and marketing of poultry, rabbits and small animals, but no slaughtering of other than those raised on the premises: In accordance with STC 18.21.010(A)(3)(a) (R-1 Single Residence Zone);

6. The grazing and raising of livestock, provided there is not more than one head of cattle, horse, sheep, goat or other similar animal more than six months of age per 10,000 square feet of lot area;

7. The raising of hogs, in accordance with STC 18.14.020(A)(8) (GR-1 Rural Residential);

8. Raising of ratites, subject to the following restrictions and requirements:

a. No more than one ostrich over 14 months of age for each 10,000 square feet of site area, or more than one emu or similar ratite over 14 months of age for each 5,000 square feet of site area, or if more than one type of ratite is kept, a prorated combination of the area for each animal. Two ratites six to 14 months of age may be substituted for each ratite over 14 months of age,

b. Maximum lot coverage by ratite corrals and shelter structures within corrals: 35 percent,

c. Animals shall be confined within minimum six-foot-high, stock-tight corrals. Ostrich corrals shall be surrounded by a minimum six-foot-high stock-tight fence or other restraint of sufficient strength and durability to prevent ratites from roaming at large as provided in STC 18.07.030(B),

d. Minimum setbacks for ratite corrals and shelter structures within corrals: 50 feet from the front property line and 10 feet from side and rear property lines;

9. Temporary real estate office on any subdivision of record, provided:

a. Any real estate broker licensed in the state of Arizona may apply for a temporary and revocable permit for a real estate office from the zoning administrator,

b. Such use shall be terminated at the end of one year from the date of the issuance of the permit for said office,

c. The zoning administrator may allow additional 12-month extensions as long as sales activity is continued and 10 percent or more of the lots remain unsold,

d. It is located on a full size lot and meets all zoning requirements applicable to the lot,

e. Sale of lots be only for the subdivision not separated by more than one street or alley,

f. A manufactured or mobile home shall not be permitted for this use,

g. The zoning administrator may require appropriate deed restrictions to ensure that these conditions are complied with,

h. On or before the date of expiration of the permit period or any extension the real estate office shall be removed from the premises,

i. This structure may continue to be used for the following purposes:

(1) A water company office servicing that subdivision, provided there is no outside storage of material or equipment,

(2) An office for a functioning nonprofit homeowners’ association, or

(3) Community activities center under the homeowners’ association. [Ord. 2011-048 § 1; Ord. 1995-06 § 2.]

18.17.030 Conditional uses.

A. Procedures: In accordance with Chapter 18.97 STC (Conditional Use Procedures).

B. Uses Conditionally Permitted (Type 1 Procedure).

1. Library:

a. Minimum site area: 10 acres,

b. Maximum site coverage: 30 percent,

c. Screening: In accordance with Chapter 18.73 STC (Landscape, Buffering and Screening Standards), and

d. All outdoor lighting shall be arranged to eliminate glare towards streets and adjoining properties, and shall meet all conditions of the town lighting code;

2. Playground or athletic field:

a. Minimum setback to any property line: 100 feet,

b. In accordance with subsection (B)(1) of this section;

3. Veterinary hospital:

a. Minimum site: Five acres,

b. Minimum setback from adjacent rural or residential zone for any structure: 100 feet,

c. In accordance with subsections (B)(1)(b), (c), and (d) of this section;

4. Swimming school:

a. Minimum setback to any property line from the edge of the swimming pool: 50 feet,

b. No more than 12 students shall be in attendance at any one time at the swimming school.

C. Uses Conditionally Permitted (Type 2 Procedure).

1. Commercial riding stable or school:

a. Minimum site area: 20 acres,

b. Minimum setback for stables, barns, animal sheds or shelters: 100 feet,

c. All outdoor lighting shall be arranged to eliminate glare towards streets and adjoining properties, and shall meet all conditions of the town lighting code,

d. Minimum setback from adjacent residential zones: 600 feet,

e. No more than one horse be kept for each 10,000 square feet of land area, and

f. All driveways and parking areas shall be maintained with a dust-proof material which will minimize the generation of dust and shall be approved by the department of transportation and flood control district;

2. Club or lodge (private, athletic, sport or recreation):

a. Minimum site area: 10 acres,

b. Minimum building setback: 100 feet,

c. All outdoor lighting shall be arranged to eliminate glare towards streets and adjoining properties, and shall meet all conditions of the town lighting code, and

d. No amplifiers or loudspeakers of any kind shall be installed outside any buildings erected on the site;

3. Commercial kennel:

a. Minimum site area: 10 acres,

b. Minimum setback from adjacent rural or residential zone for commercial kennel facilities: 100 feet, and

c. Dog runs shall be within enclosed buildings;

4. Community stable:

a. Minimum site area: 10 acres,

b. Minimum setback from subdivision boundaries: 500 feet,

c. No more than one horse be kept for each 10,000 square feet of land area,

d. Minimum setbacks for community stable facilities and fencing: 100 feet,

e. All driveways and parking areas shall be maintained with a dust-proof material which will minimize the generation of dust and shall be approved by the department of transportation and flood control district,

f. No amplifiers or loudspeakers of any kind shall be installed outside any buildings erected on the site,

g. All outdoor lighting shall be arranged to eliminate glare towards streets and adjoining properties, and shall meet all conditions of the town lighting code,

h. Such permit may be revoked when the nonprofit community organization ceases to function or when the community stable is not properly maintained, and

i. Minimum setback from adjacent residential zones: 600 feet;

5. Minor resort: In accordance with STC 18.07.030(F) (General Regulations and Exceptions);

6. College or governmental structure: In accordance with subsection (D)(3) of this section;

7. Community service agency: In accordance with subsection (D)(3) of this section;

8. General aviation airstrip: In accordance with Chapter 18.57 STC;

9. Ultralight airstrip: In accordance with Chapter 18.57 STC.

D. Uses Conditionally Permitted (Type 2 Procedure).

1. Museum:

a. In accordance with subsections (D)(3)(a), (b), (d), (e) and (f) of this section,

b. Minimum natural or revegetated buffer setback: 100 feet from any property line, and

c. Notification area: 600 feet;

2. Private or parochial schools:

a. Minimum site area: 10 acres,

b. Maximum site coverage: 30 percent,

c. Minimum setback for playground or athletic field: 100 feet,

d. All driveways and parking areas shall be maintained with a dust-proof material which will minimize the generation of dust and shall be approved by the department of transportation and flood control district,

e. Screening: In accordance with Chapter 18.73 STC (Landscape, Buffering and Screening Standards), and

f. All outdoor lighting shall be arranged to eliminate glare towards streets and adjoining properties, and shall meet all conditions of the town lighting code;

3. Residential substance abuse diagnostic and treatment facility:

a. Minimum site area: 10 acres,

b. Minimum setback: 100 feet from any property line,

c. Height: One story or 18 feet,

d. Maximum lot coverage by structures: 15 percent,

e. Maximum number of patient rooms: 75. [Ord. 2011-048 § 1; Ord. 1995-06 § 2.]

18.17.040 Development standards – General.

A. Minimum site area: 144,000 square feet.

B. Minimum lot area per dwelling unit: 144,000 square feet.

C. Minimum setback requirements:

1. Front: 50 feet;

2. Side: 10 feet each;

3. Side, when adjacent to street: 20 feet;

4. Rear: 50 feet.

D. Maximum building height: 34 feet.

E. Maximum lot coverage by structures: 30 percent.

F. Minimum distance between main buildings: 20 feet. [Ord. 2011-048 § 1; Ord. 1995-06 § 2.]

18.17.050 Development standards – Accessory buildings.

A. Permitted coverage: 10 percent of the total area of the rear and side yards.

B. Maximum height: 24 feet.

C. Minimum distance requirements:

1. To main building: Seven feet;

2. To front lot line: 100 feet;

3. To side and rear lot lines if building is not used for poultry or animals:

a. Not adjacent to street: 10 feet;

b. When adjacent to street: 50 feet;

4. To side and rear lot lines if building is used for poultry or animals: 100 feet. [Ord. 2011-048 § 1; Ord. 1995-06 § 2.]

18.17.060 Cluster development option.

A. Purpose. The purpose of this option is to provide a wider latitude of design, additional usable open space, and more economical use of the land.

B. Refer to STC 18.09.040 (General Residential and Rural Zoning Provisions) for the general provisions of the cluster development option.

C. Permitted Uses. All uses as permitted in STC 18.09.020(A)(1) (General Residential and Rural Zoning Provisions).

D. Conditional Uses. Community stable, in accordance with STC 18.17.030(C)(4). [Ord. 2011-048 § 1; Ord. 1995-06 § 2.]