Chapter 18.40


18.40.010    Purpose and intent.

18.40.020    Permitted uses.

18.40.030    Development standards.

18.40.040    Development review.

18.40.010 Purpose and intent.

A. Purpose. The purpose of this zone is to provide for the development and operation of major resorts and their associated commercial guest facilities while protecting adjacent land uses from adverse impacts.

B. Intent. This zone is intended to meet the lodging, convention and recreational needs of short-term visitors to the town of Sahuarita and is not intended for the development of residential units for permanent or long-term residential use. [Ord. 2011-048 § 1; Ord. 1995-06 § 2.]

18.40.020 Permitted uses.

A. Primary use: Major resort.

B. Accessory Uses.

1. Permitted Uses.

a. Convention facilities, such as conference and banquet rooms;

b. Restaurants and drinking establishments;

c. Retail and service establishments;

d. Swimming pools and spas;

e. Game courts such as tennis and racquetball;

f. Fitness and exercise centers;

g. Equestrian facilities, provided:

(1) There is not more than one horse for each 10,000 square feet of resort zone area; and

(2) No stable or corral is within 100 feet of any property line or within 300 feet of any existing structure on an adjacent property.

2. Other Provisions.

a. Accessory uses shall be operated primarily for guests of the major resort;

b. No sign identifying an accessory use shall be visible from a public street; and

c. No entrance to an accessory use shall face a public street. [Ord. 2011-048 § 1; Ord. 1995-06 § 2.]

18.40.030 Development standards.

A. Minimum site area: 20 acres.

B. Maximum density: One guest room per 4,356 square feet of site area.

C. Maximum height: 34 feet.

D. Maximum site coverage: 33 percent of the site.

E. Minimum site setbacks: 50 feet.

F. Landscaping, buffering and screening: Refer to Chapter 18.73 STC (Landscaping, Buffering and Screening Standards).

G. Off-street parking: Refer to Chapter 18.75 STC (Off-Street Parking and Loading Standards).

H. Exterior lighting: In accordance with the town lighting code.

I. Signs: Refer to Chapter 18.79 STC (Sign Standards). [Ord. 2011-048 § 1; Ord. 1995-06 § 2.]

18.40.040 Development review.

A. Design review: In compliance with Chapter 18.82 STC (Design Standards).

B. Development plan: In accordance with Chapter 18.71 STC (Development Plan Standards). [Ord. 2011-048 § 1; Ord. 1995-06 § 2.]