Zoning and Development Code


DowntownThe Zoning and Development Code (ZDC) establishes land use classifications; creates zoning districts; establishes regulations, prohibitions and restrictions on land use and development; governs the use of land for residential and non-residential purposes; regulates the height and bulk of buildings and other structures; regulates lot occupancy and the size of yards and other open spaces; establishes standards of performance and design; adopts a map of the zoning districts; creates boards and commissions for land use and development decisions and defines the powers and duties of the boards and commissions; prescribes procedures for amendments to the General Plan, the ZDC, zoning map, use permits, development plan and land division approvals, variances and other permits; and prescribes penalties for violations of the ZDC.



Recently Adopted Ordinances

Ordinance 2013.39 - Off-Premise Freeway Signs
Ordinance 02014.59 - Adaptive Reuse
Ordinance 02014.69 - Backyard Animals
Ordinance 02014.70 - General Plan Amendments
Ordinance 02014.72 - PAD Reform

Table of Contents
Part 1 - Introduction

General Provisions
Officers, Boards, Committees and Commissions

Part 2 - Establish Zoning Districts

Zoning Districts
Part 3 - Land Use
Permitted Uses in Residential Districts
Permitted Uses in Commercial and Mixed Use Districts
Permitted Uses in Office/Industrial Districts
Special Use Standards
Non-Conforming Use or Development

 Part 4 - Development Standards
Development Standards Administration
General Development Standards
Building Design
Access and Circulation
Landscape and Walls

Part 5 - Overlay Zoning Districts
Rio Salado Overlay District
Southwest Overlay District
General Industrial Overlay District
Planned Area Development Overlay District
Historic Overlay Districts
Transportation Overlay District
Part 6 - Applications and Review Procedures
Approval and Appeal Authorities
Application Submittal and Review
Public Notices and Staff Reports
Public Meetings and Public Hearings
Conditions of Approval
Re-Application and Reconsideration of Decisions
Time Extension, Revocation, and Transfer of Permits/Approvals
 Part 7 - Definitions


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