624 Commercial C-3 District—General Commercial.

A.    Purpose. The C-3 Commercial General District, is a district designed to provide for the intensive commercial uses necessary to the proper development of the community. *15

B.    Reserved. -29

C.    District Restrictions. *15

1.    Any lighting shall be placed so as to reflect the light away from adjacent residential districts. No noise, odor or vibration shall be emitted 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 site.

2.    The display of merchandise outdoors as an accessory use to the permitted uses set forth in Section 624.D is prohibited unless a use permit is obtained and subject to the following standards for the outdoor display area: +21 *31

a.    A maximum 300 square feet of display area can be located anywhere along the building except as noted in Section 624.C.2.b; +21

b.    No display or sale is permitted within ten linear feet of either side of the building entrance or exit; +21

c.    The depth, measured from the front facade of the building, may not exceed ten feet unless otherwise approved by the Planning and Development Department upon a determination that a greater depth does not interfere with any pedestrian passage; +21

d.    Payment for the products displayed must occur indoors; +21

e.    Outdoor display or sales shall not be located within any required setbacks or in the parking lot; +21

f.    Outdoor display of second hand/used merchandise sales is prohibited. +31

3.    A commercial property owner can display for sale vehicles, which for purposes of this provision includes trailers, watercraft or other types of transportation that are built to carry passengers or cargo, when the display is being done on behalf of or in conjunction with a registered vehicle retail sales dealership and a use permit has been obtained in compliance with Section 307. The actual sale of the vehicle displayed must be completed by the registered retail sales dealership at their vehicle sales dealership site. +23

4.    With the exception of those instances listed above in 624.C.3., no other types of vehicle built to carry passengers or cargo can be sold or displayed for sale on-site except by a registered vehicle retail sales dealership. +23

D.    Permitted Uses. All uses permitted in R1-6 if zoned commercial prior to January 5, 1994, non-single-family residential, and single-family attached uses permitted in R-3, R-4, R-5, R-4A, C-1 and C-2 districts; and in addition the following, including the storage of all raw materials and finished products in connection herewith: *8 *10 *15 *26 *27

1.    Acoustical Material, Storage and Wholesale

2.    Adult bookstore, adult novelty store, adult theatre, adult live entertainment, erotic dance or performance studio, subject to the following conditions or limitations: *6 *9

a.    None of the above listed uses may be located within 1,000 feet of the same type of adult use or any of the other adult uses listed above. This distance shall be measured from the exterior walls of the buildings or portions thereof in which the businesses are conducted or proposed to be conducted. *26

b.    None of the above listed uses may be located within 1,320 feet of child care facility licensed by the State, private, public or charter school, a publicly owned playground, a publicly owned park recreation facility, or place of worship. This distance shall be measured from the nearest point on the property line of a parcel containing an adult oriented business to the nearest point on the property line of a parcel containing the specified use. In addition an adult use shall not locate within 1,320 feet of any of the following use 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, S-1, PAD-1 through PAD-15. This distance shall be measured from the nearest point on the property line of a parcel containing an adult oriented business to the nearest zoning district line. *5 *26

    An adult use lawfully operating in conformity with this section does not violate this section if the uses listed or zoning districts in this subsection subsequently locate within 1,320 feet of the adult use. +26

c.    These provisions shall not be construed as permitting any use or act which is otherwise prohibited or made punishable by law.

d.    Notwithstanding any other provision of this ordinance, an adult bookstore, adult novelty store, adult theatre, adult live entertainment establishment, or erotic dance or performance studio which is a nonconforming use or which does not conform to the separation standards set forth in this section shall not be converted to another of the above listed adult uses. An adult bookstore, adult novelty store, adult theatre, adult live entertainment establishment, or erotic dance or performance studio which is a nonconforming use or which does not conform to the separation standards set forth in this section shall not be expanded beyond the floor area devoted to such adult use on the effective date of this ordinance. *6 *9 *26

3.    Ammunition, commercial loading of small arms subject to the following limitations: +3

a.    The quantities, arrangement, and distance requirements for the storage of propellant powder, primers, and percussion caps shall be in accordance with the Fire Code. +3

b.    A permit to load ammunition shall be obtained from the Fire Department. *3

c.    A use permit shall be obtained subject to the provisions of Section 307

d.    In addition to the requirements of subsections 1-3 above, the loading of specialty or custom ammunition shall be subject to obtaining a use permit pursuant to the provisions of Section 307. +3

4.    Amusement park or other outdoor recreation facility; and subject to a use permit, temporary outdoor exhibition or production as provided in Section 637A.4; and, as an accessory use, subject to a use permit, power driven miniature vehicle track, where miniature vehicles do not exceed five horsepower engine.

5.    Artificial Limbs, Manufacturing

6.    Asbestos Products, Wholesale and Storage

7.    Auctioneers’ Auditorium, other than livestock

8.    Automobile, Body and Fender Shops

9.    Automobile Radiator Shops

10.    Automobile Rental and Leasing

11.    Bank Vault Storage

12.    Battery Repair

13.    Belting, Repairing

14.    Beverages, Bottling

15.    Blacksmiths

16.    Bleach Blending

17.    Boats, Custom Fabrication

18.    Boilers, Retail Sales

19.    Bottled or containerized fuel, storage, distribution, and retail sales. *2 *28

20.    Bottles, Wholesale

21.    Butter and Cheese, Manufacturing

22.    Cabinet Makers

23.    Camper Sales

24.    Candy, Manufacturing

25.    Canvas Goods, Fabrication

26.    Carbide Sales and Distribution

27.    Carbonic Gas Sales and Storage

28.    Carbonic Ice Bulk Sales and Distribution

29.    Carpenters’ Shops

30.    Carpets and Rugs, Wholesale, Warehouse and Manufacturing

31.    Car Wash

32.    Cigars, Manufacturing, Machine Rolled

33.    Cleaning Compounds Storage

34.    Clothing Manufacturing

35.    Cold Storage, No Slaughtering

36.    Concrete, Retail Sales upon compliance with the following conditions:

a.    The securing of a use permit from the Zoning Administrator or the Board of Adjustment. In no event shall either issue a use permit for more than two batch mixers.

b.    Any mobile or stationary batch-mixer on site shall not exceed one cubic yard capacity.

37.    Corsets and Brassieres, Manufacturing

38.    Commercial Radio or Television Tower or Transmitting Station

39.    Dairy Products Manufacturing

40.    Dance Halls, subject to a use permit

41.    Department Stores Warehouse

42.    Desks, Manufacturing

43.    Disinfectants, Storage and Wholesale

44.    Drive-in Restaurant

45.    Drive-in Theatre

46.    Electrical Appliances, Wholesale

47.    Electrical Contractors’ Shops

48.    Equipment, Rentals

49.    Excelsior, Storage and Distribution, Bulk

50.    Express Companies, Warehouses and Garage

51.    Firewood, Storage

52.    Fish, Wholesale

53.    Floor Refinishing, Contractors’ Shop

54.    Food Processing, Wholesale

55.    Food Products, Warehouse

56.    Freight Depot

57.    Freight Forwarders’ Warehouses

58.    Frozen Foods, Processing

59.    Fruit and Vegetable Market, Wholesale

60.    Furnaces, Cleaning and Repairing Shop

61.    Furniture, Wholesale and Storage

62.    Golf or Baseball Driving Range

63.    Grocers, Wholesale and Warehouse

64.    Hardware, Wholesale

65.    Horseshoeing

66.    Ice Cream, Manufacturing

67.    Imported Goods, Warehouse

68.    Ink, Compounding, Packaging, Storage

69.    Insecticides, Storage and Distribution

70.    Iron, Custom Decorative Wrought Iron Shops +20

71.    Linoleum Storage *20

72.    Lubricating Compounds, Storage *20

73.    Lumber, Cabinet Shop *20

74.    Lumber *20

75.    Lumber, Used and Wholesale*20

76.    Machine Shops *20

77.    Machine Tools, Storage *20

78.    Machinery Rentals, other than industrial *20

79.    Matches, Wholesale and Storage *20

80.    Mattresses, Manufacturing *20

81.    Meat, Storage and Wholesale *20

82.    Meat and Fish Wholesale Market *20

83.    Mexican Food Preparation, Wholesale *20

84.    Milk Bottling Plant *20

85.    Mining Machinery Supplies, Display and Retail Sales *20

86.    Mobile Home Sales *20

87.    Mobile vendors subject to the following conditions or limitations: +13 *20

a.    Mobile vendors or mobile food vendors shall not locate a mobile vending unit or mobile food vending unit less than one thousand three hundred twenty feet (1,320'), measured in a straight line from another mobile vending unit or mobile food vending unit on the same side of the street. The measurement shall be made from a line drawn around the mobile vending unit or mobile food vending unit with the line being at all points ten feet from the nearest point of the mobile vending unit or mobile food vending unit. +13 *17

b.    Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection a above, no more than two mobile vendors, mobile food vendors or a combination of the two shall be permitted on the corner lots at any intersection. +13 *17

c.    Mobile vendors and mobile food vendors shall operate only upon surfaces that comply with the dustproofing and paving requirements for parking and maneuvering areas as set forth in Section 702.A.2.d. of the Zoning Ordinance. +13 *17

d.    Mobile vendors and mobile food vendors shall not be located so as to obstruct parking spaces required by this ordinance for the operation of any other use on the site. +13 *17

e.    Mobile vendors and mobile food vendors must maintain on the site a minimum of three parking spaces designated for their use. +13 *17

f.    The use of signs by mobile vendors and mobile food vendors shall be governed by the sign regulations contained in Section 705 of the Zoning Ordinance. +13 *17

g.    Any mobile vendor and/or mobile food vendor located on a vacant lot shall be considered a use and be subject to all of the district regulations relating to users, except that the perimeter landscaping requirements of Section 624.E.4.d of the Zoning Ordinance shall not apply. +13 *15 *17

h.    Notwithstanding the provisions of the subsection below (subsection i), a mobile vending unit or mobile food vending unit located on a lot which has another use shall also be considered a use if the mobile vending unit OR mobile food vending unit is located within or under any permanent structure. Such use shall comply with all of the regulations for a use in the district, except that the perimeter landscaping requirements of Section 624.E.4.d of the Zoning Ordinance shall not apply. For the purpose of this section, "permanent structure" shall mean a structure that is built or constructed such as an edifice, building, walls, benches, shade structure or any piece of work artificially built up or composed of parts joined together in some definite manner, and permanently attached to the ground. +13 *15 *17

i.    If a mobile vendor or mobile food vendor is located on a lot which has another use, the mobile vendor or mobile food vendor shall be considered an accessory use. +13 *17

j.    No mobile vending unit or mobile food vending unit shall: +13 *17

1.    Be placed within fifteen feet of any street right-of-way. +13

2.    Be placed within one hundred feet of the intersection of an on- or off-ramp of a freeway and the street to which the ramp exists. +13

k.    Exemptions. These provisions shall not apply to mobile vendors or mobile food vendors or their respective vending units (1) located in a swap meet licensed pursuant to chapter 10 of the Phoenix City Code; (2) used exclusively for the sale of seasonal items such as Christmas trees or pumpkins that are sold prior to holidays or traditional observances such as Christmas or Halloween; (3) regulated as a temporary use pursuant to Section 708.D. of the Zoning Ordinance; or (4) regulated pursuant to Section 637.A.4 (Promotional events at shopping centers). +13 *17

l.    Neither the Zoning Administrator nor the Board of Adjustment shall have the jurisdiction to grant variances from the provisions of subsections (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), and (j)(1) and (2) above. +13

m.    Any parcel upon which a mobile vendor or mobile food vendor use has been legally established shall be considered to be a mobile vendor or mobile food vendor site for purposes of applying subsections a and b above. In the event that the mobile vendor or mobile food vendor use ceases on the site for a period of one hundred eighty consecutive days and is not legally reestablished by the end of one-hundred-eighty-day period, the site shall no longer be considered a mobile vendor or mobile food vendor site for the purpose of applying subsections a and b above. +13 *17

88.    Monument Works, no outdoor sandblasting

89.    Motor Freight Company Garages

90.    Movers, Warehouses

91.    Neighborhood Collection Center, subject to the following limitations:

a.    A use permit shall be secured.

b.    All loose materials shall be stored within an enclosed container or building.

c.    The use shall be operated so as not to emit matter causing unpleasant odors that are perceptible by the average person at or beyond any lot line of the lot containing the use.

d.    If the permitted use is for a location where processing as defined will be in an open environment and not in an enclosed building or container:

(1)    The use shall be located no closer than seventy-five (75) feet to a public street.

(2)    The use shall be located no closer than one hundred fifty (150) feet to a residential zoning district.

(3)    The use shall be screened by a six (6) foot high solid masonry wall.

(4)    Any storage shall be no higher than six (6) feet plus one (1) foot in height for every additional three (3) feet of setback from a property line.

e.    No bay door shall face a residential zoning district if the use is located within one hundred fifty (150) feet of such a district.

f.    The average noise level, measured at the property line, shall not exceed 55 dB (ldn) or ambient noise level in the immediate area whichever is greater when measured on an "A-weighted" sound level meter.

g.    Other restrictions regarding hours of operation and outdoor activities as the hearing body shall deem appropriate. +1

92.    Oil Burners, Service and Repair

93.    Office Furniture, Storage and Warehouse

94.    Paper Products, Wholesale and Storage

95.    Pattern Shop

96.    Perfumes, Compounding, Packaging, Storage

97.    Pet Care Facility, subject to the following limitations: +14 *15

a.    Animal housing units shall be constructed so as not to allow for direct, unaccompanied access by animals to the outside areas of the buildings. +14

b.    Animals must be accompanied by a facility employee at all times when outside of the building. All walks and exercise periods must take place on facility grounds. +14 *15

c.    When located adjacent to a residential district, every building and every outdoor dog exercise run shall be set back at least fifty feet from any lot line abutting such residential district. +14

d.    A solid masonry wall or fence seven feet in height shall be constructed along the property line in both the rear and side yards. +14

e.    Solid waste shall be removed from outdoor exercise areas five hours at a minimum during periods when these areas are in use. +14

f.    The average noise level, measured at the property line, shall not exceed fifty-five dB (ldn) when measured on an "A-weighted" sound level meter and according to the procedures of the Environmental Protection Agency. +14

98.    Pharmaceutical Products, Compounding, Packaging, Storage *15

99.    Plant Nursery *15

100.    Plating Works, Precious Metals *15

101.    Plumbers’ Shops *15

102.    Plumbing Fixtures and Supplies, Wholesale and Storage *15

103.    Pony Rides *15

104.    Potato Chip Manufacturing *15

105.    Printers’ Equipment and Supplies, Wholesale *15

106.    Private Clubs and Lodges Qualifying by Law as a Non-Profit Entity *15

107.    Produce (Garden), Wholesale *15

108.    Produce, Warehouse *15

109.    Quick Freeze Plant *15

110.    Radio Equipment, Assembling *15

111.    Refrigerators, Wholesale, Storage *15

112.    Restaurants, Bars and Cocktail Lounges, subject to the following conditions or limitations: +24

a.    Music or entertainment shall be permitted subject to the following regulations: +24

(1)    The stage or performance area shall be a maximum of 200 square feet unless a use permit is obtained. +24

(2)    The noise level, measured at any point on the received property, shall not exceed 55 dBa unless a use permit is obtained. An occurrence where the sound level increases up to 60 dBa for five continuous seconds or less shall not be deemed a violation of this section as long as there are no more than five occurrences within an hour long interval. +24

(3)    Nothing in this section shall be construed to include an adult use. +24

b.    Patron dancing shall be permitted. +24

c.    Outdoor recreation uses, outdoor dining, and outdoor alcoholic beverage consumption shall be permitted as accessory uses only upon securing a use permit, if within 500 feet of a residential district. This distance shall be measured from the exterior wall of the building or portion thereof in which the business is conducted or proposed use is to be conducted closest to the residential district zoning line. +24

d.    Drive-through facilities as an accessory use to a restaurant, subject to the following conditions: +24

(1)    Access to the site is to be from an arterial or collector street as defined on the street classification map. +24

(2)    Securing a use permit if the queuing lane for the drive-through facility is less than 300 feet from a residential district zoning line. This distance shall be measured from the point of the queuing lane closest to the residential district zoning line. +24

e.    Any bar or cocktail lounge which exceeds 5,000 square feet in gross floor area and is located on a lot or parcel within 300 feet of a residential district shall be permitted only upon securing a use permit. This distance shall be measured from the exterior wall of the building or portion thereof in which the business is conducted or proposed use is to be conducted closest to the residential district zoning line. +24

f.    Outdoor food preparation and cooking shall be permitted as an accessory use subject to the following conditions: +25

(1)    Securing a use permit. +25

(2)    The regularly used cooking area inside the establishment shall be of equal or greater size than the outdoor cooking area. +25

(3)    The outdoor cooking area shall be located within 50 feet of a building entrance from where the restaurant is operated. This distance shall be measured from the appliance in the outdoor cooking area closest to the building entrance from where the restaurant is operated. +25

(4)    The outdoor cooking area shall be set back a minimum of 300 feet from a residential district. This distance shall be measured from the appliance in the outdoor cooking area closest to the residential district zoning line. +25

113.    Restaurant Equipment Service and Repair Shop *15 *24

114.    Roofing Material, Storage and Sales *15 *24

115.    School, Trade *15 *24

116.    Self-Service Storage Warehouses *15 *24

a.    All storage shall be within a closed building except that boats, trailers and motor vehicles may be placed in outdoor storage areas which are separate from the buildings and screened from view from adjacent streets and property by walls, fences or landscaping. Outdoor storage areas shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the gross site area and shall not count toward meeting parking requirements.

117.    Sheet Metal Work, Custom Fabrication *15 *24

118.    Sheltered Workshops *15 *24

119.    Shirt Factory *15 *24

120.    Shooting Gallery *15 *24

121.    Sign Shops, Any Type *15 *24

122.    Skating Rinks *15 *24

123.    Soaps, Compounding, Packaging, Storage *15 *24

124.    Soda Water Manufacturing *15 *24

125.    Stoves and Ranges, Wholesale Storage *15 *24

126.    Termite Control Contractor Shops *15 *24

127.    Terrazzo Contractor Shops *15 *24

128.    Tire Repairing and Recapping *15 *24

129.    Toiletries, Compounding, Packaging, Storage *15 *24

130.    Toys, Fabrication *15 *24

131.    Trailer Rental *15 *24

132.    Trailer Sales *15 *24

133.    Transfer Business *15 *24

134.    Travel Trailer Sales *15 *24

135.    Truck Freight Movers *15 *24

136.    Used and New Car Sales *15 *24

137.    Vegetable Market, Wholesale *15 *24

138.    Wallboard, Wholesale and Storage *15 *24

139.    Wine Bottling *15 *24

140.    Wholesale Produce Storage or Market, Commercial *15 *24

141.    Woodworking, Equipment, Wholesale *15 *24

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

E.    Yard, Height and Area Requirements. To protect surrounding neighborhoods and preserve the public welfare, standards are herein established for yard, height and area requirements to provide an appropriate transition between commercial uses and adjoining neighborhoods. In recognition of the goals contained in the General Plan for uses and intensities within core areas, greater heights and intensities are herein encouraged.

1.    Any multiple family residential use shall conform to the yard, height, area and density requirements set forth in Section 615 except as provided herein: *8

a.    Where dwelling units do not occupy the ground floor, a front yard shall be maintained as provided in Section 701.D.3 for property defined in Section 624.E.3. *8 *15

b.    A request to exceed the yard, height, area or density requirements of Section 615 up to, but not to exceed those of Section 618, may be granted by the City Council, after a recommendation is received from the Planning Commission and in accordance with Section 506, upon finding that such increase is not detrimental to adjacent property or the public welfare in general and that:

(1)    The property is within an area of a village core designated on approved plans for such development, or

(2)    The property is adjacent to high density residential development of similar intensity and character.

Requests to amend a previously approved application shall follow the amendment procedure set forth in Section 506.

c.    A site plan approved in accordance with Section 507 of this ordinance is required for all uses approved pursuant to Section 624.E.l.b. *15

d.    Neither the Zoning Administrator nor the Board of Adjustment shall have jurisdiction to vary the provisions of Section 624.E.1. *15

e.    Any residential use within the downtown redevelopment area, as defined in City Council Resolution No. 15143, shall conform to the yard, height, area, and density requirements set forth in Section 618. *15

2.    Any single-family residential use shall conform to the following requirements: +8

a.    Such development shall be permitted only if the property is designated as residential on the General Plan Map. If this standard is satisfied, the remainder of this section shall apply. +8

b.    The applicant shall submit in writing to the Zoning Administrator a declaration of the development option (standard subdivision, average lot subdivision, conventional, or planned residential development) and density proposed for the residential use. +8 *15

c.    The Zoning Administrator shall determine the residential zoning district to which the proposed single-family development is equivalent. The use shall satisfy the development standards contained in Sections 609 through 613 for the development option and density of the equivalent zoning district. *8

d.    Upon completion of development of a single-family residential use in accordance with this section, the Planning Commission shall initiate an application for rezoning the site to the residential zoning district appropriate for the site. +8

3.    The following yard, height and area requirements shall apply to: 1) all structures located in a core area as defined in the General Plan except that for purposes of this provision, the Central City Village Core shall be defined as the area bounded by 7th Avenue, 7th Street, Roosevelt Street and Madison Street; 2) structures located on property which abuts Central Avenue between Camelback Road on the north and Harrison Street on the south; and 3) structures that have received rezoning approval prior to June 15, 1988, and are subject to a City Council stipulated site plan in accordance with Section 506.B and with exceptions as provided for residential uses in Section 624.E.1. *7 *8 *15

a.    A front yard is required as provided in Section 701.D.3.

b.    Side yards are required as provided in Section 701.D.3.

c.    Pumps dispensing liquid fuel at automobile service stations shall maintain such setbacks as required in Section 622.D (No. 141), Section 701.A.7, and as required by the City of Phoenix Fire Code. *2 *15

e.    Where a district boundary abuts a residential district (RE-43 through R1-6 and any PAD) there shall be provided the following:

(1)    No building or structure shall be placed within thirty (30) feet of the residential district.

(2)    A six (6) foot solid fence or wall shall be erected on said district boundary or the fence or wall shall be erected adjacent to a landscaped area which shall be installed with an appropriate watering system and be maintained between the wall and the district boundary.

f.    Where a district is located on a street in which more than fifty percent (50%) of the lineal frontage of both sides of the street for the block in which the district is located is zoned residential (RE-43 through R1-6 and any PAD) there shall be provided the following:

(1)    Any open use, visible from the abutting street, shall be screened with a six (6) foot solid fence or wall.

(2)    Landscaping and setbacks shall be as provided by Sections 701.D.3 and 703.B of this ordinance.

g.    A maximum building height of four (4) stories not to exceed fifty-six (56) feet shall be permitted. *15

4.    For any other non-residential uses permitted in this district, except as provided in Sections 624.E.3 and 624.E.5, the following requirements shall apply: *8 *15

a.    A maximum building height of two (2) stories not to exceed thirty (30) feet shall be permitted.

b.    Request to exceed the above height limits may be granted by the City Council for developments up to four (4) stories not to exceed fifty-six (56) feet upon recommendation from the Planning Commission or the Zoning Hearing Officer finding that such additional height is not detrimental to adjacent property or the public welfare in general.

c.    Canal Right-of-Way Setbacks: An average 20-foot setback shall be provided for sites containing structures not exceeding two stories or 30 feet in height with a minimum 15-foot setback permitted for up to 50 percent of the structure (including projections). An average 30-foot setback shall be provided for sites containing any structure exceeding two stories or 30 feet in height with a minimum 20-foot setback permitted for up to 50 percent of the structure (including projections). Landscaping equal to the required average setback times the canal frontage (exclusive of necessary driveways or canal right-of-way access ways) shall be provided adjacent to the canal right-of-way property line and shall not be less than 15 feet in depth. *10 *15 *30

d.    Except as provided in Section 622.E.4.f. the following building setbacks (excluding canal right-of-way setbacks) shall apply: *15 *18

BUILDING SETBACKS

Adjacent to Streets

For structures not exceeding two stories or 30'

Average 25'

Minimum 20' permitted for up to 50% of structure, including projections

For structures exceeding two stories or 30'

Average 30'

 

Not adjacent to Streets

 

When Adjacent Zoning is:

Maximum building height

S-1, S-2, RE-43 to R-3(*)

R-3A, R-4, R-5, R-4A(*)

CP, Ind. Pk., PSC, RSC, MUA, DC, GC, RH, UR

C-1, C-2, C-3 A-1, A-2, CP, Ind. Pk., P-1, P-2

1 story (or 15')

25'

10'

10'

0'

2 story (or 30')

50'

15'

10'

0'

3 story (or 42')

100'

30'

10'

0'

4 story (or 56')

150'

45'

10'

0'

(*) An additional one foot setback shall be provided for every one foot of height above 30 feet. *15 *18

e.    Landscaping requirements/materials, except as provided in 624.E.4.f: *15

Streetscape

Landscaped Setback

Average 25' for structures not exceeding two stories or 30', minimum 20' permitted for up to 50% of the frontage. Average 30', for structures exceeding two stories or 30' minimum 20' for up to 50% of the frontage.

Plant Type

Minimum Planting Size

Trees*

Min. 2-inch caliper (50% of required trees)

Min. 3-inch caliper or multi-trunk tree (25% of required trees)

Min. 4-inch caliper or multi-trunk tree (25% of required trees)

Shrubs

Min. five (5) 5-gallon shrubs per tree

Parking Lot Area

Interior surface area (exclusive of perimeter landscaping and all required setbacks)

Min. 10%

Landscaped planters

At ends of each row of parking & approximately every 110'

Landscaped planters**, single row of parking

Min. 120 sq. ft.***

Landscaped planters**, double row of parking

Min. 240 sq. ft.***

Additional parking lot landscaping

As needed to meet 10% minimum requirement, evenly distributed throughout the entire parking lot. Min. interior dimension 5' (length and width).

Additional parking lot landscaping

As needed to meet 10% minimum requirement, evenly distributed throughout the entire parking lot. Min. interior dimension 5' (length and width).

Plant Type

Minimum Planting Size

Trees

Min. 2-inch caliper (60% of required trees)

Min. 1-inch caliper (40% of required trees)

Shrubs

Min. five (5) 5-gallon shrubs per tree

Perimeter Property Lines (not adjacent to a street)

Property lines not adjacent to a street

Min. 10-foot landscaped setback

Property lines not adjacent to a street, but adjacent to property zoned C-1 C-2, C-3, A-1, A-2, Commerce Park

None

Plant Type

Minimum Planting Size

Trees*

Min. 2-inch caliper (60% of required trees)

Min. 1-inch caliper (40% of required trees)

Shrubs

Min. five (5) 5-gallon shrubs per tree

Adjacent to a Building

Building facades within 100' of the public right-of-way or adjacent to public entries to the building (excluding alleys)**** *18

Min. 25% of the exterior wall length shall be treated with either a landscaped planter a min. five (5) feet in width or an arcade or equivalent feature.

Plant Type

Minimum Planting Size

Trees*

Min. 2-inch caliper (60% of required trees)

Min. 1-inch caliper (40% of required trees)

Shrubs

Min. five (5) 5-gallon shrubs per tree

* 20 feet on center or equivalent groupings.

** Measured from inside face of curb to inside face of curb.

*** Not to exceed the length of a standard City of Phoenix parking stall. Modifications to the square footage may be approved by Planning and Development Department if the overall intent of the standard is being met. *18

**** Or as approved by the Planning and Development Department. *18

f.    For new commercial and office development on parcels of five acres or less which are not located in commercial developments with shared access and parking that are adjacent to pre-existing structures that have less than a 25-foot front building setback: *19

(1)    The twenty-five (25) foot minimum building and landscaped setback adjacent to a street for buildings less than two (2) stories or thirty (30) feet in height shall be reduced to the minimum setback established by the average frontage of existing buildings on a block not to exceed three hundred feet on any side of the subject property. The reduced building setback shall not conflict with visibility requirements. *18 *19

(2)    A minimum of five (5) feet landscaping, canopy/shade structure, or combination thereof shall be provided adjacent to the street frontage. *19

(3)    At least one (1) identifiable public entrance directly accessible within fifty (50) feet adjacent to the street frontage shall be provided. *19

(4)    A minimum of 50% of the area of the front building facade shall be composed of windows, shadow boxes, artwork or comparable architectural feature. The area to be counted toward the 50% shall begin no higher than 12 feet above finished floor. This computation will exclude entrances to parking and loading areas. *19

(5)    A use permit in accordance with the provisions of Section 307 is required to modify: *19 *31

(a)    The requirements for structure setback and number or location of public entrances directly adjacent to the street frontage may be modified by up to fifty percent (50%) when: *19

1.    The modification furthers the intent of this section through the provision of alternative design features that enhance the urban character of the pre-existing structures on the subject block, or *19

2.    Due to a small or irregular lot size or configuration, reasonable compliance with the standards of this Section is precluded or impractical. *19

(b)    The requirements involving the area of the building facade that must be composed of windows, shadow boxes, artwork, or other architectural features, and the location of said features, may be modified by up to twenty-five percent (25%) when: *19

1.    The modification furthers the intent of this Section through the provision of alternative design features that enhance the urban character of the pre-existing structures on the subject block, or *19

2.    Due to a small or irregular lot size or configuration, reasonable compliance with the standards of this Section is precluded or impractical. *19

g.    Accessory Uses: No accessory uses except for site ingress and egress, and public transportation related pedestrian amenities shall be provided within any required perimeter landscaped setback. *15

Surface and above grade public utilities may be permitted within the required perimeter landscaped setback subject to a use permit as approved by the Zoning Administrator or Board of Adjustment.

h.    Lot Coverage: Lot coverage shall not exceed 50 percent (50%) of the net lot area exclusive of the first six (6) feet of roof overhang, open carports, covered patios or covered walkways. *15

i.    Site Access: Access to a site containing any structure exceeding two (2) stories or (30) feet in height shall only be from an arterial or collector street as defined on the street classification map. *12 *15

j.    Site Plans: A site plan approved in accordance with Section 507 is required for sites containing any structure exceeding two (2) stories or thirty (30) feet in height. *15

k.    Neither the Board of Adjustment nor the Zoning Administrator shall have the jurisdiction to vary the height provision of this Section. *15

l.    The lot coverage, landscape or structure setback requirements up to 25 percent of the established setback for one- and two-story structures may be modified only upon securing a use permit and when: *15 *31

(1)    The proposed structure or use would occupy a lot which had been developed and used prior to June 15, 1988, and

(2)    Due to the lot size or configuration, reasonable compliance with the standards of this Section is precluded, and

(3)    It is demonstrated that the proposed structure and use furthers the intent of this Section through the provisions of alternative measures such as enhanced landscaping, screening walls, etc. which exceed the minimum standards as contained herein.

m.    Walls and Screening: Outdoor storage shall be screened with a solid wall/fence or combination wall/fence and landscaping. Such storage shall be no higher than twelve (12) feet. +15

5.    Any Large Scale Commercial Retail development shall conform to the following requirements: +15

a.    Applicability: For all Large Scale Commercial Retail development for which unexpired preliminary or final Planning and Development Department site plan approval has been obtained prior to February 19, 2003, these standards shall not apply. +15

Building Setbacks

From all property lines

Minimum 60-feet

Building Height

Within 60 feet of property lines

Max. 35 feet

Greater than 60 feet

See Section 624.E.4.d

Landscape

Streetscape

Setback

Average 30-foot setback, minimum 25-foot setback permitted for up to 50% of the frontage.**** +18

Plant Type

Minimum Planting Size

Trees*

Min. 2-inch caliper (50% of required trees)

Min. 3-inch caliper or multi-trunk tree (25% of required trees)

Min. 4-inch caliper or multi-trunk tree (25% of required trees)

Shrubs

Min. five (5) 5-gallon shrubs per tree

Parking Lot Area

Interior surface area (exclusive of perimeter landscaping and all setbacks)

Min. 10%

Landscaped planters

At ends of each row of parking and approx. every 110'

Landscaped planters**, single row of parking

Min. 150 sq. ft.***

Landscaped planters**, double row of parking

Min. 300 sq. ft.***

Landscaping adjacent to pedestrian walkways

See b.(1) and b.(2) below

Additional parking lot landscaping*

As needed to meet 10% minimum requirement, addl. landscaping to be evenly distributed throughout the entire parking area. Min. interior dimension five (5) feet (length and width). Min. rate of one (1) for every six 6 parking spaces, evenly distributed throughout the entire parking area. *19

Plant Type

Minimum Planting Size

Trees

Min. one 2-inch caliper per planter**** +18

Shrubs

Min. five (5) 5-gallon shrubs per planter

Perimeter Property Lines (not adjacent to a street)

Property lines adjacent to an existing residential use or residential zoning district

Min. 15-foot landscaped setback

All other perimeter property lines

Min. 10-foot landscaped setback

Property lines not adjacent to a street, but adjacent to property zoned C-2, C-3, A-1, A-2, Commerce Park

None

Adjacent to a Building

Buildings that face a public street

See c.(1) and c.(2) below

* 20 feet on center or equivalent groupings.

** Measured from inside face of curb to inside face of curb. *18

*** Not to exceed the length of a standard City of Phoenix parking stall. Modifications to the square footage may be approved by Development Service Department if the overall intent of the standard is being met.

**** Or as approved by the Planning and Development Department.

**** Standard is required for entire center in which large scale commercial retail development is located. +18

b.    For landscaping adjacent to pedestrian walkways in parking lot, provide either: +15

(1)    Minimum 15-foot wide combination sidewalk/landscaped planter along the walkway as approved by Planning and Development Department. Where planters are adjacent to head-in parking, they shall be a minimum 7.5 feet wide. At installation, the landscape palette shall contain a mixed maturity consisting of 60% trees with minimum 2-inch caliper, 40% with minimum 1 inch caliper, or +15

(2)    An equivalent shade structure as approved by the Planning and Development Department. +15

c.    Buildings that face a public street shall provide either: +15

(1)    A minimum 15-foot combination sidewalk/landscaped planter at grade level adjacent to the building. The sum total of the landscaping shall be a minimum one-third (1/3) the length of the building facade and a minimum five (5) foot wide. Landscaping shall include minimum 2-inch caliper size trees placed 20 feet on center or in equivalent groupings with 5-gallon shrubs per tree, or +15

(2)    An arcade or equivalent feature, as approved by the Planning and Development Department. +15

d.    Access: +15

(1)    The development shall have direct site access as follows: +15

(a)    To a freeway frontage road, or +15

(b)    To one arterial road, or +15

(c)    To a collector road. +15

(2)    Except in a Village Core, access from a minor collector street where single-family residential zoning or uses are located within one-quarter (1/4) mile of the subject property shall be subject to a use permit in accordance with the provisions of Section 307. +15

(3)    No access is permitted from a local street. +15

e.    Loading standards: +15

(1)    Hours of operation for developments within 300 feet of a residential district: +15

(a)    Loading permitted between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. Any expansion of the above mentioned hours are subject to obtaining a use permit in accordance with Section 307. +15

(2)    Provide designated tractor-trailer stacking area that is not any closer than 60 feet to a residentially zoned property. +15 *16

(3)    Loading areas/docks shall not be closer than 60 feet to a residentially zoned district. +15

(4)    Loading docks closer than 100 feet to a residential zoning district shall be screened with a solid masonry wall at a height determined by the Planning and Development Department to completely screen loading areas and delivery vehicles. +15 *16

f.    Standards for permanent outdoor garden sales (garden/outdoor living center): +16 *19

(1)    Permanent outdoor sales areas are limited to a maximum of 35,000 gross square feet. +16 *19

(2)    The outdoor sales area may be increased from 35,000 gross square feet to a maximum area of 50,000 gross square feet only upon securing a use permit and when: +16 *19 *31

(A)    It is demonstrated that the proposed modification is not detrimental to adjacent property or the public welfare in general, or +16 *19

(B)    Due to a small or irregular lot size or configuration, reasonable compliance with the standards of this section is precluded or impractical. +16 *19

(3)    Products sold outdoors shall be screened by a minimum eight (8) foot high solid masonry wall or screened so as not to be visible from property line or street. Wall shall have a decorative finish that is complimentary to the primary building walls for all required screening. +16 *19

(4)    Decorative screen material(s) may be used only in garden centers but shall not exceed 50% of the screened area. Decorative screening may include one or more of the following: wire, fabric, screen material, landscaping and/or alternative materials, as approved by the Planning and Development Department. +16 *19

(5)    Chain link fencing is not permitted. +16 *19

g.    Temporary outdoor display and sales: *16 *19

(1)    Designate the area reserved for outdoor display and sales at front of building on site plan and delineate decoratively on the property. *16 *19

(2)    Temporary outside display and sales areas are subject to the following standards: *16 *19

(A)    Maximum 500 square feet of display area; *16 *19

(B)    No display and/or sales is permitted within 25 linear feet of either side of the building entrance(s)/exit(s); *16 *19

(C)    The allowable square footage and/or proximity of the display area to the building entrances/exits may be modified by 50 percent only upon securing a use permit when it is clearly demonstrated that the proposed modification is not detrimental to adjacent property and the public welfare in general. *16 *19 *31

h.    Temporary outdoor storage containers: +16 *19

(1)    Designate an area for screened temporary storage containers at rear or sides of property, if provided. +16 *19

(2)    Temporary storage container area shall be screened by a minimum eight (8) foot high solid masonry wall or screened so as not to be visible from property line or street. +16 *19

(3)    A use permit must be obtained in accordance with the provisions of Section 307 in order to install/place temporary storage container(s). +16 *19

F.    Outdoor Storage, Push Carts. +15

1.    Push carts made available for use by the public may be stored in temporary cart corrals located within the parking area of the retail center during normal business hours. Push carts must be stored inside the building or in an outdoor enclosure that is fully screened so as not to be visible from the property line or street after normal business hours or when not being used on a daily basis. +15

Date of Addition/Revision/Deletion - Section 624

+1 Addition on 11-28-1990 by Ordinance No. G-3378

+2 Addition on 7-3-1991 by Ordinance No. G-3447

*2 Revision on 7-3-1991 by Ordinance No. G-3447

+3 Addition on 9-18-1991 by Ordinance No. G-3461

*4 Revision on 12-18-1991 by Ordinance No. G-3483

*5 Revision on 1-22-1992 by Ordinance No. G-3494

*6 Revision on 11-18-1992 by Ordinance No. G-3604

+6 Addition on 11-18-1992 by Ordinance No. G-3604

*7 Revision on 2-17-1993 by Ordinance No. G-3621

+8 Addition on 1-5-1994 by Ordinance No. G-3720

*8 Revision on 1-5-1994 by Ordinance No. G-3720

*9 Revision on 2-2-1994 by Ordinance No. G-3731

+10 Addition on 7-2-1997 by Ordinance No. G-4041

*10 Revision on 7-2-1997 by Ordinance No. G-4041

*11 Revision on 11-19-1997 by Ordinance No. G-4058

*12 Revision on 7-1-1998 by Ordinance No. G-4109

+13 Addition on 10-4-2000 by Ordinance No. G-4298, eff. 2-1-2001

+14 Addition on 6-27-2001 by Ordinance No. G-4366, eff. 7-27-2001

+15 Addition on 2-19-2003 by Ordinance No. G-4498, eff. 2-19-2003

+16 Addition on 6-4-2003 by Ordinance No. G-4515, eff. 6-4-2003

*16 Revision on 6-4-2003 by Ordinance G-4515, eff. 6-4-2003

*17 Revision on 6-25-2003 by Ordinance No. G-4526, eff. 7-25-2003

+18 Addition on 7-2-2003 by Ordinance No. G-4532, eff. 7-2-2003

*18 Revision on 7-2-2003 by Ordinance No. G-4532, eff. 7-2-2003

*19 Revision on 12-17-2003 by Ordinance No. G-4566, eff. 12-17-2003

+20 Addition on 3-30-2005 by Ordinance No. G-4685, eff. 4-29-2005

*20 Addition on 3-30-2005 by Ordinance No. G-4685, eff. 4-29-2005

+21 Addition on 9-3-2008 by Ordinance No. G-5242, eff. 10-3-2008

-22 Deletion on 11-3-2010 by Ordinance No. G-5561, eff. 12-3-2010

+23 Addition on 12-8-2010 by Ordinance No. G-5544, eff. 1-7-2011

+24 Addition on 6-8-2011 by Ordinance No. G-5632, eff. 7-8-2011

*24 Revision on 6-8-2011 by Ordinance No. G-5632, eff. 7-8-2011

+25 Addition on 6-8-2011 by Ordinance No. G-5633, eff. 7-8-2011

+26 Addition on 6-6-2012 by Ordinance No. G-5716, eff. 7-6-2012

*26 Revision on 6-6-2012 by Ordinance No. G-5716, eff. 7-6-2012

*27 Revision on 12-18-2013 by Ordinance No. G-5874, eff. 1-17-2014

*28 Revision on 10-1-2014 by Ordinance No. G-5951, eff. 11-1-2014

-29 Deletion on 11-5-2014 by Ordinance No. G-5959, eff. 12-5-2014

*30 Revision on 11-5-2014 by Ordinance No. G-5959, eff. 12-5-2014

+31 Addition on 2-15-2017 by Ordinance No. G-6279, eff. 3-15-2017

*31 Revision on 2-15-2017 by Ordinance No. G-6279, eff. 3-15-2017