19.01    Land Use Definition

19.02    Use Regulations

19.03    Property Development Standards

19.04    Height Regulations

19.05    Setback Regulations

19.06    Additional Regulations

19.01 Land Use Definition

Patio Home Residential (PH): the principal land use is a single-family dwelling on a subdivision lot of four thousand square feet in area. Each residence must have a minimum livable floor area of one thousand square feet.

19.02 Use Regulations

A building or premises shall be used only for the purposes set forth in the city of Litchfield Park zoning matrix (Section 28).

19.03 Property Development Standards

Unless otherwise accepted as part of a development plan at the time of zoning approval, the following development standards shall be provided:

a.    Development Area

Each development shall have a minimum area of two acres.

b.    Lot Area

In the patio home residential district, every residential lot shall have an area of not less than four thousand square feet, and width of not less than forty feet.

c.    Minimum Unit Size

No residence shall have a livable floor area of less than one thousand square feet.

d.    Coverage

The maximum coverage shall be sixty percent of the development area.

e.    Distance Between Buildings

The minimum distance between buildings on the same lot shall be ten feet.

f.    Buffers

Buffer yards, consisting at a minimum of landscaping for the required setback distance, including pathways as appropriate, as approved by the design review board, shall be provided between dissimilar uses or other districts.

19.04 Height Regulations

No building shall exceed one story nor twenty-five feet in height, or if accepted as part of a development plan at the time of the zoning approval, two stories or thirty-five feet.

19.05 Setback Regulations

a.    Front Yard

1.    There shall be a front yard having a depth of not less than ten feet, unless approved as a part of a development plan.

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

The combined side yard for any two adjacent lots shall equal ten feet, in any combination, from zero feet for one lot and ten feet for the other, to five feet for each lot. In any case, no two adjacent buildings on separate lots shall have a combined side lot dimension of less than ten feet.

c.    Rear Yard

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

19.06 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.