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604 Suburban S-2 District—Ranch or Farm Commercial.

The S-2 Ranch or Farm Commercial District is a district designed to provide for agricultural commercial uses necessary to support a large urban community.

A.    Permitted uses.

1.    All uses allowed in the S-1 district.

2.    Farms devoted to hatching, raising, breeding and marketing of chickens, turkeys or other fowl, rabbits, fur-bearing animals, or fish.

3.    Feeder lots for horses, cattle, goats, and sheep; and dairy farm operations but not including retail sales of dairy products. All such feeder lots shall not be closer than five hundred feet to any property line and shall not be located closer than one-half mile to any residential district.

4.    Veterinary offices and hospitals, kennels and animal training centers. Veterinary offices shall be so constructed and operated as to prevent objectionable noise and odor outside the walls of the office. There shall be no boarding or keeping of animals except for short periods of observation incidental to care. Veterinary hospitals shall be no closer than one hundred feet to any residential district or to any residence, hotel, motel or restaurant in any district and shall have adequate controls to prevent offensive noise and odor.

5.    Public or private riding academies.

6.    Private commercial fishing ponds.

7.    No use shall be considered an accessory use which is listed as a permitted or accessory use in any of the following districts: C-1, C-2, C-3, A-1, A-2.

8.    Nondaily newspaper delivery service shall be permitted subject to the following limitations: +1

a.    Delivered bulk materials related to nondaily publications shall be transferred to an enclosed building or secured area so that materials are not visible from the street or adjacent properties unless for preparation of materials for same day distribution. Preparation of materials for same day distribution may occur on or about adjacent public rights-of-way provided that materials do not remain in public view for longer than twenty-four hours. +1

b.    Materials stored for periods greater than twenty-four hours shall be enclosed within a building or secured by a wall or fence of such material, construction, and height so as to conceal the materials located. +1

c.    Activities relating to and/or accessory to the preparation of materials stored for periods greater than twenty-four hours shall occur within an enclosed building or an area secured by a wall or fence of such material, construction, and height so as to completely conceal the activities. +1

d.    Such delivery shall be limited to two bulk deliveries in a seven-day period. More frequent deliveries shall require a use permit in accordance with the procedures of Section 307. +1

e.    No traffic other than that required for the bulk delivery and pickup shall be allowed by outside employees. Any other business-related traffic shall require a use permit in accordance with the procedures of Section 307. +1

9.    Non-profit medical marijuana cultivation facility, subject to the following conditions and limitations: +2

a.    A use permit shall be obtained in accordance with standards and procedures of Section 307 of the Zoning Ordinance and the following: +2

1)    Shall be reviewed every 365 calendar days. +2

2)    Provide name(s) and location(s) of the offsite dispensary. +2

3)    Include a copy of the operating procedures adopted in compliance with A.R.S. ¬§ 36-2804(b)(1)(c). +2

4)    A survey sealed by a registrant of the State of Arizona shall be submitted to show compliance with the distance requirements listed below if the proposed facility is within 110% of the minimum distance from the proposed facility. +2

b.    Retail sales of medical marijuana are prohibited. +2

c.    Shall be located in a closed building and may not be located in a trailer, cargo container, motor vehicle or similar structure or motorized or non-motorized vehicle. +2

d.    Shall not be located within 5,280 feet of the same type of use or a medical marijuana dispensary or infusion facility. This distance shall be measured from the exterior wall of the building or portion thereof in which the business is conducted or proposed to be conducted to the nearest exterior wall or portion thereof of another medical marijuana dispensary, cultivation, or infusion facility. +2

e.    Shall not be located within 1,000 feet of the following residentially zoned districts: RE-43, RE-35, RE-24, R1-18, R1-14, R1-10, R1-8, R1-6, R-2, R-3, R-3A, R-4, R-4A, R-5, PAD-1 through PAD-15. This distance shall be measured from the exterior walls of the building or portion thereof in which the cultivation business is conducted or proposed to be conducted to the zoning boundary line of the residentially zoned district. +2

f.    All closed buildings used for the cultivation of medical marijuana shall be setback 1,000 feet from all property lines. +2

g.    Shall not be located within 1,320 feet of a preschool, kindergarten, elementary, secondary or high school, public park or public community center. This distance shall be measured from the exterior walls of the building or portion thereof in which the cultivation business is conducted or proposed to be conducted to the property line of the protected use. +2

h.    Shall not be located within 500 feet of a place of worship. This distance shall be measured from the exterior walls of the building or portion thereof in which the cultivation business is conducted or proposed to be conducted to the property line of the place of worship. +2

B.    Yard, height and area requirements.

1.    There shall be a lot area of not less than three acres.

2.    For all residential uses:

a.    There shall be a front yard of not less than forty feet in depth.

b.    There shall be two side yards each having a width or not less than thirty feet.

c.    There shall be a rear yard having a depth of not less than thirty feet.

3.    Sales stands and accessory buildings shall be located not nearer than fifty feet from any side or rear property line and shall not be located nearer than forty feet from the front property line.

4.    The main building and all accessory buildings shall not occupy more than ten percent of the total lot area.

5.    No building shall exceed a height of two stories, not to exceed thirty feet.

Date of Addition/Revision/Deletion - Section 604

+1 Addition on 1-8-1992 by Ordinance No. G-3488

+2 Addition on 12-15-2010 by Ordinance No. G-5573 eff. 1-14-2011

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The Phoenix Zoning Ordinance is current through Ordinance G-5929, passed June 4, 2014.

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