603 Suburban S-1 District—Ranch or Farm Residence.

The S-1, Ranch or Farm Residence District, is a district designed to provide for very low density farm or residential uses to protect and preserve low density areas in their present or desired character. It is intended that the S-1 district will afford areas where semi-rural residential and agricultural uses can be maintained without impairment from industrial, commercial or higher density residential development.

A.    Permitted uses.

1.    A maximum of one dwelling unit for one acre and one additional dwelling unit for each ten additional acres. These dwelling units are for farm owner and farm employees only.

2.    Adult day care home; provided, that: +14

a.    Care is provided for no more than four adult persons, not including staff. +14

b.    Care is provided for five to ten adult persons, not including staff, and subject to a use permit. +14

c.    Outdoor recreation areas shall be screened from adjacent properties by a six-foot-high landscape hedge, solid fence, or solid wall. +14

3.    Community residence home; provided, that: +14 *15

a.    The home has no more than five residents, not including staff (unless permitted by Section 36-582(A), Arizona Revised Statutes); or +14

b.    For a home with six to ten residents, not including staff, the following conditions shall apply: +14

(1)    Such home shall be registered with, and administratively verified by, the Planning and Development Department Director’s designee as to compliance with the standards of this section as provided in Section 701. +14

(2)    No community residence home shall be located on a lot with a property line within 1,320 feet, measured in a straight line in any direction, of the lot line of another community residence home that has been registered with six to ten residents. +14 *15

(3)    Disability accommodation from the spacing requirement may be requested by an applicant per Section 701.E.3. +14

4.    Raising and harvesting of field, tree or bush crops, including flowers. *14 *15

5.    Facilities and storage incidental to a construction project and located on the project site. When such facilities or storage are used for construction on a lot or lots other than the lot or lots used for such facilities or storage, such use shall maintain the setbacks provided by the requirements of Section 603.B.2 below, and shall be subject to securing a use permit. When such facilities and storage serve a residential subdivision, are approved in conjunction with model homes by the Planning and Development Department, and meet all of the standards listed below, no use permit is required: +3 *14 *15

a.    The facilities shall not be placed on a lot which abuts, joins at the corners, or is across a street or alley from a dwelling unit which is under construction or occupied at the time of said placement, unless written agreement to the placement is given by the owner or occupant of the affected property. +3

b.    All outside storage shall be screened by a six-foot-high solid fence or masonry wall. No construction vehicles or machinery shall be placed within ten feet of the screen fence or wall. +3

c.    All signs on the facility shall fully comply with Section 705 of this ordinance, the Sign Code.

d.    All facilities and storage shall be removed within three months of the closure of the model homes. +3

6.    Publicly owned or operated buildings or properties. Publicly owned or operated parks, playgrounds and other recreational uses. *14 *15

7.    Public utility buildings and facilities when necessary for serving the surrounding territory, provided that no public business offices and no repair or storage facilities are maintained therein. *14 *15

8.    Schools, as defined in Section 202, and Agricultural schools. *7 *14 *15

9.    Churches or similar places of worship, including parish houses, parsonages, rectories, and convents, and dormitories with no more than ten residents accessory thereto, except temporary tents or buildings. Athletic activities in conjunction with the above and on the same lot or contiguous lots may be permitted. See Public Assembly Residential. *11 *12 *14 *15

Fundraising events located on the same or contiguous lots shall be permitted, subject to the following requirements: *2 *11

a.    The sponsoring, organizing, and benefiting entities shall be nonprofit or religious organizations, and the event shall be in compliance with any applicable provisions of Chapter 30, Solicitations [sic], of the Phoenix City Code.

b.    Events held entirely within a building or buildings shall not be further regulated; however, events to be conducted wholly or in part outdoors shall be subject to the following additional conditions:

(1)    Any outdoor portion of the event shall be located a minimum of 50 feet from a property line adjacent to a residential zoning district and a residential use. *12

(2)    The event shall not be conducted between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.

(3)    The event shall not be conducted in such a manner as to reduce the number of parking spaces required for any normal functions of the primary use which are held during the event.

(4)    Lighting shall be so placed as to reflect the light away from adjacent residences.

10.    Subject to a use permit, sales stands for the sale of farm or ranch products produced on the premises or items similar to these products or related to the sale of these products. *14 *15

11.    Aviaries. *14 *15

12.    Same accessory uses and buildings as RE-24. *14 *15

13.    Group foster home. *14 *15

14.    Nondaily newspaper delivery service shall be permitted subject to the following limitations: +1 *14 *15

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

15.    Environmental remediation facility, subject to the following conditions: +4 *14 *15

a.    A use permit shall be obtained in accordance with Section 307 of this ordinance. +4

b.    The aboveground area of land occupied by the environmental remediation facility shall not exceed the minimum number of square feet necessary to implement the remedial or corrective action. +4

c.    All structures and devices constructed above ground level shall be shielded from the view of persons outside the property boundary by an opaque fence constructed of materials of similar composition and appearance to fences and structures on nearby property. +4

d.    Outdoor equipment installed as part of the final environmental remediation facility shall not exceed a height of ten feet and shall be set back from the perimeter wall a minimum of three feet for every one foot of height over six feet. +4

e.    After installation, no equipment or materials beyond that necessary to operate the facility shall be stored on the lot. +4

f.    A perimeter landscaping plan shall be approved by the Planning and Development Department as necessary unless an applicable approved landscape plan already exists. +4

g.    Any lighting shall be placed so as to reflect the light away from adjacent residential districts. Noise, odor, or vibration shall not be emitted any time by the facility so that it exceeds the general level of noise, odor, or vibration emitted by uses outside the site. Such comparison shall be made at the boundary of the lot on which the treatment facility is located. +4

h.    Neither the Zoning Administrator nor the Board of Adjustment shall have the jurisdiction to grant variances from these provisions. +4

i.    The facility shall comply with all applicable provisions of the Fire Code. +4

j.    A permit issued under Section 307 shall include reasonable restrictions on the operation of the facility to mitigate any adverse impacts on nearby land, including but not limited to, restrictions on vehicular traffic and hours of operation of the facility. +4

k.    This section allows authorization of activities to undertake all on-site investigative, construction, and maintenance activities ancillary to the operation of the facility. All off-site discharges of any substance shall be separately authorized pursuant to applicable laws. +4

l.    The structures used for the facility shall not exceed a total area of five thousand square feet. +4

16.    The display for sale of a vehicle, which for purposes of this provision includes trailers, watercraft or other types of transportation that are built to carry passengers or cargo shall be subject to the following restrictions: +9 *14 *15

a.    No more than one [1] vehicle can be labeled for sale or show any indication that it is for sale at any given time on a property, whether visible on-site or through some other form of advertising. +9

b.    No more than two [2] vehicles can be sold on a property during any calendar year. +9

c.    For purposes of subsections a and b above, two [2] jet skis, a boat or similar types of recreational vehicles that are transported on one trailer shall, together with the trailer, be considered one vehicle. +9

d.    The ownership of the vehicle[s] must be registered to the location where the vehicle is listed for sale. +9

e.    No vehicle can be labeled for sale or show any indication that it is for sale at an unoccupied house or on a vacant lot or parcel. +9

f.    No vehicle can be labeled for sale or show any indication that it is for sale in conjunction with a retail or wholesale vehicle sales dealership or business without obtaining a temporary use permit. +9

17.    Non-profit medical marijuana cultivation facility, subject to the following conditions and limitations: +10 *14 *15

a.    A use permit shall be obtained in accordance with standards and procedures of Section 307 of the Zoning Ordinance and the following: +10

1)    Shall be reviewed every 365 calendar days. +10

2)    Provide name(s) and location(s) of the offsite dispensary. +10

3)    Include a copy of the operating procedures adopted in compliance with A.R.S. § 36-2804(b)(1)(c). +10

4)    A survey sealed by a registrant of the State of Arizona shall be submitted to show compliance with the distance requirements listed below. +10 *13

b.    Retail sales of medical marijuana are prohibited. +10

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. +10

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. +10

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. +10

f.    All closed buildings used for the cultivation of medical marijuana shall be setback 1,000 feet from all property lines. +10

g.    Shall not be located within 1,320 feet of a preschool, kindergarten, elementary, secondary or high school, public park, public community center, dependent care facility, homeless shelter, or youth 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. +10 *13

h.    Shall not be located within 1,320 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. +10 *13

i.    There shall be no emission of dust, fumes, vapors or odors into the environment from the premises. +13

18.    Public Assembly—Residential. A use permit shall be required for all public assembly—residential uses with vehicular access on local or minor collector streets. +12 *14 *15

B.    Yard, Height and Area Requirements.

1.    There shall be a lot of not less than one acre.

2.    For all residential uses:

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

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

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

3.    Sales stands or 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 twenty percent of the total area of the lot for all lots under two acres or not more than ten percent of all lots two acres or over in total area.

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

Date of Addition/Revision/Deletion - Section 603

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

*2 Revision on 2-19-1992 by Ordinance No. G-3498

+3 Addition on 7-1-1992 by Ordinance No. G-3553

+4 Addition on 7-7-1993 by Ordinance No. G-3681 which corrects Ordinance No. G-3665 adopted on 6-30-1993

+5 Addition on 7-2-1997 by Ordinance No. G-4039

+6 Addition on 1-20-1999 by Ordinance No. G-4154

*6 Revision on 1-20-1999 by Ordinance No. G-4154

*7 Revision on 9-3-2008 by Ordinance No. G-5243, eff. 10-3-2008

-8 Deletion on 3-4-2009 by Ordinance No. G-5329, eff. 4-3-2009

+9 Addition on 12-8-2010 by Ordinance No. G-5544, eff. 1-7-2011

+10 Addition on 12-15-2010 by Ordinance No. G-5573 eff. 1-14-2011

*11 Revision on 1-19-2011 by Ordinance No. G-5583 eff. 2-18-2011

+12 Addition on 3-21-2012 by Ordinance No. G-5687, eff. 4-20-2012

*12 Revisions on 3-21-2012 by Ordinance No. G-5687, eff. 4-20-2012

+13 Addition on 4-20-2016 by Ordinance No. G-6151, eff. 4-20-2016

*13 Revision on 4-20-2016 by Ordinance No. G-6151, eff. 4-20-2016

+14 Addition on 6-21-2017 by Ordinance No. G-6331, eff. 7-21-2017

*14 Revision on 6-21-2017 by Ordinance No. G-6331, eff. 7-21-2017

*15 Revision on 4-18-2018 by Ordinance No. G-6451, eff. 5-18-2018