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CHAPTER 31 DEFINITIONS

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For the purpose of this ordinance, certain terms and words are hereby defined. Words used in the present tense shall include the future; the singular number shall include the plural and the plural shall include the singular; the word “building” shall include the word “structure,” the word “lot” shall include the word “plot”; the word “may” is permissive and the word “shall” is mandatory, further, the word “or” shall mean “either” and the word “and” shall mean “in conjunction with.” Zone shall mean district.

Abutting

The condition of two (2) adjoining properties having a common property line or boundary including cases where two (2) or more lots adjoining only a corner or corners, but not including cases where adjoining lots are separated by a street or alley.

Access or Access Way

The place, means, or way by which pedestrians and vehicles shall have safe, adequate, and usable ingress and egress to a property or use as required by this ordinance.

Access Drive

The drive that allows vehicles ingress and egress from a site.

Access Road

A road within one (1) mile of the grading site, designated on the approved grading plan, and used during grading, for the transport of grading equipment, hauling of fill and other equivalent traffic to and from the grading site.

Accessory Building

A building, the use of which is customarily incidental to that of a dominant use by the occupants of the main building or by their non-paying guests and employees.

Accessory Use

A use customarily subordinate to the main use of the lot or building.

Acre

A land area measuring forty three thousand five hundred sixty (43,560) square feet.

Active Restoration

The process of taking specific and intentional actions to re-establish natural processes, vegetation, and habitat of an ecosystem. ((O)11-01, Enacted, 02/16/2011)

((O)11-01 , 2011.)

Adjacent

The condition of being near to or close to, but not necessarily having a common dividing line (e.g., two (2) properties that are separated only by a street or alley shall be considered as adjacent to one another).

Adjusted Gross Acreage

The total acreage contained within a development, less acreage in required arterial streets, drainageways, and existing permanent land uses.

AEZ

An abbreviation for the Airport Environs Zone as established by the Compatible Use Zone Map.

Agricultural Building

A structure designed and constructed to only house farm implements, hay, grain, poultry, live-stock, or other horticultural products. This structure shall not be a place of human habitation or a place of employment where agricultural products are processed, treated, or packaged; nor shall it be a place used by the public.

Aircraft

An airborne vehicle capable of carrying at least one (1) person and shall include, but not be limited to, airplanes, helicopters, rotorcraft, gliders, hang-gliders, motorized or non-motorized balloons, dirigibles, and blimps.

Airport/Airstrip

An area which is used, or is intended to be used, primarily for the takeoff and landing of aircraft and any appurtenant areas which are used, or intended to be used, for airport buildings or facilities, including open spaces, taxiways and tie-down areas, hangars and other accessory buildings.

Alley

A public way, which affords only a secondary means of vehicular access to abutting property and is not intended for general traffic circulation. An alley line shall mean the centerline of an alley right-of-way as determined by the Town Engineer.

Alteration

A change, addition, or modification in construction, structure, or occupancy.

Amateur Radio Operator

A Federally licensed member of the amateur radio service, which is a voluntary, noncommercial communication service, particularly with respect to providing emergency communications. Amendment

Ambient Sound

A

Sound change in the wording, context, or substance of this code, an addition or deletion orfrom all normal existing sources near and far at a change in the district boundaries or classification upongiven location, including the district map which imposes any regulation not heretofore imposed or removed or modifies any such regulations heretofore imposednoise source being evaluated. Analogous Use

((O)20-07 , 2020.)

A use which is substantially similar to the permitted uses.

Ancillary

Amendment

Uses, whether permitted or conditional, subordinate or secondary to primary, permitted land uses.

Animal Services

A change in the wording, context, or substance of this code, an addition or deletion or a change in the district boundaries or classification upon the district map which imposes any regulation not heretofore imposed or removed or modifies any such regulations heretofore imposed.

Analogous Use

A service providing for the care and well-being of animals or pets, which may include veterinary services (including ancillary short-term boarding and lodging), pet grooming, and the sale of pets and pet-related products.

Animation

A use which is substantially similar to the permitted uses.

Ancillary

The movement or the optical illusion of movement of a design, or pictorial segment, including the movement of any illumination or the flashing or varying of light intensity.

Antenna

Uses, whether permitted or conditional, subordinate or secondary to primary, permitted land uses.

Animal Services

A system of poles, panels, rods, reflecting discs or similar devices used for the transmission or reception of radio frequency signals. Any device, including DBS satellite dishes, used to receive signals from direct broadcast satellites (DBS); multi-channel multi-point distribution providers (MMDS); and television broadcast stations (TVBS).

Antenna, Ground-Mounted

A service providing for the care and well-being of animals or pets, which may include veterinary services (including ancillary short-term boarding and lodging), pet grooming, and the sale of pets and pet-related products.

Animation

An antenna with its supports placed directly on the ground.

Apartments

The movement or the optical illusion of movement of a design, or pictorial segment, including the movement of any illumination or the flashing or varying of light intensity.

Antenna

A residential use which is occupied as the home or residence of three (3) or more families living independently of each other.

Approval

A system of poles, panels, rods, reflecting discs or similar devices used for the transmission or reception of radio frequency signals. Any device, including DBS satellite dishes, used to receive signals from direct broadcast satellites (DBS); multi-channel multi-point distribution providers (MMDS); and television broadcast stations (TVBS).

Antenna, Ground-Mounted

Written notice by the Town accepting the design, progress or completion of work.

Approved Plan

An antenna with its supports placed directly on the ground.

Apartments

The most current plan which bears the authorized signature of review and acceptance by the Town.

Approved Testing Agency

A residential use which is occupied as the home or residence of three (3) or more families living independently of each other.

Approval

A testing lab equipped to perform and certify the tests required by this code and whose testing operations are controlled and monitored by a civil engineer.

Area Lighting

Written notice by the Town accepting the design, progress or completion of work.

Approved Plan

Lighting designed primarily to illuminate an area of a development and may coincidentally illuminate one (1) or more sign faces.

Art Gallery

The most current plan which bears the authorized signature of review and acceptance by the Town.

Approved Testing Agency

An establishment for the display and/or sale of fine art, crafts, photography, or other art-related work.

Artifact

A testing lab equipped to perform and certify the tests required by this code and whose testing operations are controlled and monitored by a civil engineer.

Area Lighting

An object which is a product of human modification, or objects which have been transported to a site by people. In this Town, artifacts over fifty (50) years are protected by Section 27.10.

Artist

Lighting designed primarily to illuminate an area of a development and may coincidentally illuminate one (1) or more sign faces.

Art Gallery

An individual generally recognized by critics and peers as a professional, full-time practitioner of the visual arts, as judged by the quality of that professional practitioner’s body of work, education, experience, past commissions, exhibition record, publications, and production of artwork. ((O)20-08 § 1 (Exh. A), 2020; (O)20-07 § 1 (Exh. A), 2020.)

An establishment for the display and/or sale of fine art, crafts, photography, or other art-related work.

Artifact

An object which is a product of human modification, or objects which have been transported to a site by people. In this Town, artifacts over fifty (50) years are protected by Section 27.10.

Artist

Arts and Culture Use

An individual generally recognized by critics and peers as a professional, full-time practitioner of the visual arts, as judged by the quality of that professional practitioner’s body of work, education, experience, past commissions, exhibition record, publications, and production of artwork.

A use providing display or collection of historical ((O)14-02 , 2014; (O)08-23, 2008.)

A dwelling unit used as a primary residence for ten (10) or fewer residents who receive supervisory care services, personal care services or directed care services on a continual basis. ((O)14-02 , 2014; (O)08-23, 2008.)

Arts and Culture Use

Assurances

A use providing display or collection of historical, artistic, literary, and/or scientific, or other similar objects for public appreciation, including museums or art galleries. Cultural uses may include an ancillary restaurant or gift shop.

Assisted Living Home

Monies

A ordwelling unit thirdused party agreement with an agency authorized to do business in the State of Arizona guaranteeing the performance on the installation of all required improvementsas a primary residence for ten (10) or fewer residents who receive supervisory care services, personal care services or directed care services on a continual basis. Attached

((O)15-16 , 2015.)

Structural roof components, of the same type and color of roofing material, that joins, ties or connects one structure to another. ((O)15-16 , 2015.)

Assurances

Average

Monies Cross Slopeor third party agreement with an agency authorized to do business in the State of Arizona guaranteeing the performance on the installation of all required improvements.

Attached

The

Structural calculated averageroof components, of slopes across a lot or parcelthe same type and color of roofing material, not including slopes in excess of fifteen percent (15%)that joins, ties or connects one structure to another. Balcony

((O)18-15 , 2018.)

A portion of a building projecting into the required yard with a floor height of not less than four (4) feet above grade.

Bank

Average Cross Slope

See “Financial Services.”

Bar

The calculated average of slopes across a lot or parcel, not including slopes in excess of fifteen percent (15%).

Background Sound

An establishment possessing a series 6 or series 7 liquor license and primarily serving alcoholic beverages to the public for consumption on the premises.

Barn

Sound from all existing sources near and far that may interfere with a sound pressure level measurement, not to include the noise source being evaluated.

A building used for the storage of farm products ((O)20-07 , 2020.)

The maximum number of minimum lot size dwellings permitted on a parcel of land. ((O)20-07 , 2020.)

Balcony

A portion of a building projecting into the required yard with a floor height of not less than four (4) feet above grade.

Bank

Basement

See “Financial Services.”

Bar

The portion of a building underground and having at least one-half (1/2) of its height measured from its floor to its ceiling below grade. A basement shall be counted as a story if the vertical distance from grade to its ceiling is more than two (2) feet.

Bicycle Parking Facility

An establishment possessing a series 6 or series 7 liquor license and primarily serving alcoholic beverages to the public for consumption on the premises.

Barn

A structure that provides temporary placement for bicycles.

Class 1:

A facility designed for temporary storage of an entire bicycle and its components and accessories and to provide protection against inclement weather, the extreme heat of the desert climate, and theft. The facility may include bicycle lockers, check-in facilities, monitored parking, restricted access parking, or other means which provide the above level of security as approved by the Planning and Zoning Administrator.

Class 2:

The facility provides a stationary object enabling the operator to lock the bicycle frame and both wheels with a user-provided U-shaped lock or a cable and lock.

Bicycle Parking Space

A building used for the storage of farm products, feed and farm equipment and the housing of farm animals.

Base Zoning Dwelling Count

An area designated within a facility for the use of an individual bicycle.

Block

The maximum number of minimum lot size dwellings permitted on a parcel of land.

A piece or parcel of land or group of lots entirely surrounded by public streets, streams ((O)11-01 , 2011.)

A structure(s) used for multiple human occupancy where individuals do not have common access to all living, eating, kitchen, and storage areas within said structure(s).

Borrow

Basement

Earth

The material acquired fromportion of a building underground and having an offat least one-sitehalf (1/2) of its height measured from its floor to its ceiling below grade. A location for use in gradingbasement shall be counted as a sitestory if the vertical distance from grade to its ceiling is more than two (2) feet. Brushing

Bicycle Parking Facility

A structure that provides temporary placement for bicycles.

Class 1:

A facility designed for temporary storage of an entire bicycle and its components and accessories and to provide protection against inclement weather, the extreme heat of the desert climate, and theft. The selectivefacility may include bicycle lockers, check-in facilities, monitored parking, removalrestricted access parking, or other means which provide the above level of vegetationsecurity as approved by the Planning and Zoning Administrator.

Class 2:

The facility provides a stationary object enabling the operator to lock the bicycle frame and both wheels with a user-provided U-shaped lock or a cable and lock. Buffer Area

Bicycle Parking Space

Open

An spaces, landscaped areas, fences,area designated within a walls, beams orfacility for the any combination thereof used to physically separate or screen one (1) use or property from anotherof an individual bicycle. Buffer Yard

Block

A yard containing only native desertpiece or parcel of land or landscaping, including organic and inorganic materials, forgroup of lots entirely surrounded by public streets, the purpose of providing separation between adjacent landstreams, railroads or parks or a combination thereof.

Boardinghouse or alongLodging roadways. Buildable Area House

The

A areastructure(s) used for multiple human occupancy where a building can be placed after the designation of natural open spaceindividuals do not have common access to all living, eating, kitchen, and storage areas within said structure(s). Building

Borrow

A

Earth structurematerial for the shelter, housing, or enclosure of persons, animals, chattels, or property of any kind with the exception of doghouses, play houses and similaracquired structures. Each portion of a building separated by dividing wall or walls withoutfrom an off-site openings may be deemed as a separate buildinglocation for the purpose of issuing building permitsuse in grading a site. Building Frontage

Brushing

The maximum dimensionselective removal of the building front project to a straight line parallel to the streetvegetation. Building Height

Buffer Area

The

Open verticalspaces, distance of alandscaped areas, fences, structure. Slopeswalls, beams or any combination thereof used to physically Less Than Sixseparate or screen one (1) use or property from another.

Buffer PercentYard

The

A vertical distance measured fromyard containing only native the grade found along thedesert or landscaping, outside walls of a building toincluding organic and inorganic materials, for the highest pointpurpose of the building, excluding anyproviding separation chimney. Slopes Greater Than Six Percentbetween adjacent land or along roadways.

Buildable Area

The maximum vertical distance measured from natural grade toarea where a building can be placed after the highest pointdesignation of the building directly above, excluding any chimneynatural open space.

Building Height Contour Line

The

A area located atstructure for the building height permitted by Oro Valley zoning aboveshelter, housing, or enclosure of persons, animals, chattels, or property of any kind with the existing pre-development gradeexception of doghouses, play houses and parallel tosimilar structures. the contourEach portion of a building separated by dividing wall or walls without openings may be deemed as a separate building for the existing pre-developmentpurpose of issuing building gradepermits.

Building LineFrontage

A

The line where no building ormaximum dimension structure, or portion thereof, shall be erected,of the building front constructed,project or otherwise established any closerto a straight line parallel to the street right-of-way line.

Building-Mounted AntennaHeight

An

The antennavertical that is attached to the wallsdistance of, or integrated into, buildings, religious institution steeples, cooling towers,a elevator bulkheads, parapets, penthouses, fire towers, tanks, and water towers, or other structuresstructure.

Slopes Less ((O)07-33, Amended,Than Six Percent 09/19/2007)

The vertical distance measured from the grade found along the outside walls of a building to the highest point of the building, excluding any chimney.

Slopes Greater Than Six Percent

Building Segment

The maximum vertical distance measured from natural grade to the highest point of the building directly above, excluding any chimney.

Building Height Contour Line

A portion of a building which has a single finish floor elevation.

Building Site

The area located at the building height permitted by Oro Valley zoning above the existing pre-development grade and parallel to the contour of the existing pre-development grade.

Building Line

The area of a building together with associated parking areas and open space required by this code. A building site may encompass more than one (1) lot.

Business Frontage

A line where no building or structure, or portion thereof, shall be erected, constructed, or otherwise established any closer to the street right-of-way line.

Building-Mounted Antenna

The lineal distance of the building space occupied by the particular business projected to a straight line parallel to the face of the building in which the main entrance into that particular business is located.

Car Wash

An antenna that is attached to the walls of, or integrated into, buildings, religious institution steeples, cooling towers, elevator bulkheads, parapets, penthouses, fire towers, tanks, and water towers, or other structures.

See ((O)07-33, 2007.)

An accessory building or portion of a main building with one (1) side totally open and one (1) or more partially open sides designated or used for the parking of motor vehicles. Enclosed storage facilities may be provided as part of a carport.

Cellar

Building Segment

The

A portion of a building between floor and ceiling which is seventy-five percent (75%)has or more below grade and is not habitable spacea single finish floor elevation. Cemetery

Building Site

A

The parcelarea of land or structure dedicated to, and at least a portion of which is being used for, the interment of human or animal remainsbuilding together with associated parking areas and open space required by this code. A cemeterybuilding site may include crematories, mausoleums, and columbariaencompass more than one (1) lot. Character

Business Frontage

A

The letter, number, logo (as definedlineal distance of the building space occupied by the particular business projected to a straight line parallel to the face of the building in this Chapter) or symbolwhich the main entrance into that particular business is located. Clearing

Car Wash

The

See substantialVehicle removal of vegetation by manual or mechanical meansWash. Collocation

Carport

The

An useaccessory building or portion of a single mount and/or site by more thanmain building with one (1) side totally open and one (1) wireless communicationsor more partially open sides designated or used for the parking of motor vehicles. Enclosed service providerstorage facilities may be provided as part of a carport. Commission

Cellar

The Planningportion of a building between floor and Zoning Commission of the Town of Oro Valley unlessceiling which is seventy-five percent (75%) or more below grade and the context indicates otherwiseis not habitable space. Communication Studios

Cemetery

An

A establishment used for the creation, developmentparcel of land or structure dedicated to, and/or broadcast of radio or television programs orat least a portion of which is being used productsfor, not including towersthe interment of human or communicationanimal remains. A cemetery may include crematories, mausoleums, and facilitiescolumbaria. Communications Nuisance

Character

A use which creates interference with radio communications and electronic navigational aids or devicesletter, including instrument landing systemsnumber, for aircraft using thelogo (as defined airport. Conceptual Architectural Design Planin this Chapter) or symbol.

Clearing

The conceptual architectural elevations prepared in accordance with this Code and an elementsubstantial removal of the conceptual designvegetation by manual review process. ((O)11-15, Enacted, 05/18/2011)or mechanical means.

Collocation

The use of a single mount and/or site by more than one (1) wireless communications service provider.

Commission

Conceptual Design Review

The Planning and Zoning Commission of the Town of Oro Valley unless the context indicates otherwise.

Communication Studios

The concurrent review and approval process for conceptual site plan, conceptual landscape plan, conceptual public artwork plan and conceptual architectural plan by Town staff, the Planning and Zoning Commission, and the Town Council. ((O)20-08 § 1 (Exh. A), 2020; (O)20-07 § 1 (Exh. A), 2020.)

An establishment used for the creation, development and/or broadcast of radio or television programs or products, not including towers or communication facilities.

Communications Nuisance

A use which creates interference with radio communications and electronic navigational aids or devices, including instrument landing systems, for aircraft using the airport.

Conceptual Architectural Design Plan

Conceptual Design Review Submittal

The conceptual architectural elevations prepared in accordance with this Code and an element of the conceptual design review process.

The conceptual design review submittal package consisting of the conceptual site plan, conceptual landscape plan, conceptual architectural design plan and the conceptual public art plan submittals. ((O)11-15 , 2011.)

Conceptual Design Review

Conceptual Public Artwork Plan

The concurrent review and approval process for conceptual site plan, conceptual landscape plan, conceptual public artwork plan and conceptual architectural plan by Town staff, the Planning and Zoning Commission, and the Town Council.

The conceptual art plan prepared in accordance with Section 27.3.G and an element of the conceptual design ((O)17-05 , 2017; (O)11-15 , 2011.)

Conceptual Site PlanDesign Review Submittal

The conceptual plan for a residential ordesign review submittal non-residential development, includingpackage consisting of the items required inconceptual site plan, Section 22.9.D and as specified by current Town policy. ((O)11-15, Enacted,conceptual landscape plan, conceptual architectural design plan and the conceptual public art 05/18/2011)plan submittals.

((O)11-15 , 2011.) Conditional Approval

Conceptual Public Artwork Plan

An

The affirmative action byconceptual art plan the Board of Adjustments, Planning and Zoning Commission or Town Councilprepared in accordance with Section indicating that approval will be forthcoming upon satisfaction of certain specified stipulations27.3.G and an element of the conceptual design review process. ((O)17-05, Amended, 06/07/2017; (O)11-15, Amended, 05/18/2011)

((O)11-15 , 2011.)

Conceptual Site Plan

Conditional Use Permit

The conceptual plan for a residential or non-residential development, including the items required in Section 22.9.D and as specified by current Town policy.

See ((O)11-15 , 2011.)

An estate in real property consisting of an undivided interest in common in a portion of said real property together with the right of exclusive occupancy of a unit located thereon.

Conservation

Conditional Approval

The

An use and management of land to eliminate waste andaffirmative action maximize efficiency of use while yieldingby the highest sustainable benefit to present generationsBoard of Adjustments, Planning and maintaining the natural resources in such a stateZoning Commission or Town Council indicating that they remain biologically viable and they can provide for the benefitapproval will be forthcoming upon satisfaction of futurecertain generations. ((O)11-01, Enacted, 02/16/2011)specified stipulations.

((O)17-05 , 2017; (O)11-15 , 2011.) Conservation Easement

Conditional Use Permit

An easement delineating an area that will be kept in its natural state.

Construction Drawings

See “Use Permit.”

Condominium

All documents required for construction that depict all elements of the final layout and design at construction-level detail. The construction drawings include the final site plan based on the approved conceptual site plan, as well as the native plant preservation, salvage and mitigation plan and landscape, irrigation, and buffer yard plans, final public art plans, final architecture plans, building plans and improvement plans. ((O)20-08 § 1 (Exh. A), 2020; (O)20-07 § 1 (Exh. A), 2020.)

An estate in real property consisting of an undivided interest in common in a portion of said real property together with the right of exclusive occupancy of a unit located thereon.

Conservation

Convenience Markets

The use and management of land to eliminate waste and maximize efficiency of use while yielding the highest sustainable benefit to present generations and maintaining the natural resources in such a state that they remain biologically viable and they can provide for the benefit of future generations.

((O)11-01 , 2011.)

A convenience use store less than seven thousand five hundred (7,500) square feet where food and drink, which may include packaged alcoholic beverages, are sold primarily for consumption off premises.

Convenience Use

Conservation Easement

A use by which the method of operation produces a moderate or high level of traffic and impacts on surrounding uses. The following are considered convenience uses:

1. Gas stations

An easement delineating an area that will be kept in its natural state.

Construction Drawings

2. Drive

All documents required for construction that depict all elements of the final layout and design at construction-thrulevel detail. The construction drawings include the final site plan based on the approved conceptual site plan, as well as the native plant preservation, salvage and mitigation plan and landscape, usesirrigation, notand buffer yard plans, final public art plans, final architecture plans, building plans and including banksimprovement plans.

((O)11-15 , 2011.) 3.

Convenience marketsMarkets

A convenience use store less than seven thousand five hundred (7,500) square feet where food and drink, which may include packaged alcoholic beverages, are sold primarily for consumption off premises.

Convenience Use

4. Vehicle (car) washes

A use by which the method of operation produces a moderate or high level of traffic and impacts on surrounding uses. The following are considered convenience uses:

1. Gas stations

Oro Valley Town Center PAD Convenience Use requirements

Corral Fence

2. Drive-thru uses, not including banks

A fence-type structure consisting of vertical posts and horizontal members and so constructed that seventy-five percent (75%) or more of the vertical surface is open. Chain link or other similar types of wire fences are not intended to be included in this definition and shall be classified as a fence or wall.

Council

The common Town Council of the Town of Oro Valley.

Covered Porch

3. Convenience markets

An exterior covered structure attached to a building, including associated roof eaves or overhangs, that is supported by posts or columns and is open on three (3) sides. ((O)20-08 § 1 (Exh. A), 2020; (O)20-07 § 1 (Exh. A), 2020.)

4. Vehicle (car) washes

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

Corral Fence

A multidisciplinary approach to deterring criminal behavior through environmental design. The environ- mental design should encourage desirable behavior and functionality. CPTED emphasizes surveillance, access control, and definition of ownership. ((O)20-08 § 1 (Exh. A), 2020; (O)20-07 § 1 (Exh. A), 2020.)

A fence-type structure consisting of vertical posts and horizontal members and so constructed that seventy-five percent (75%) or more of the vertical surface is open. Chain link or other similar types of wire fences are not intended to be included in this definition and shall be classified as a fence or wall.

Council

Cul-de-Sac

The common Town Council of the Town of Oro Valley.

Covered Porch

A

An street with no outlet which terminates inexterior covered structure attached to a building, a circular right-of-way. Cul-de-sacs shall be developed in accordance with the Oro Valley Subdivision Street Standardsincluding associated roof eaves or overhangs, that is supported by posts or columns and is open on three (3) sides. Cultural Resource

((O)18-15 , 2018.)

A prehistoric or historic site or object having historical, architectural, archaeological, or community importance, including artifacts, records, and material remains related to such property or resource. ((O)18-15 , 2018.)

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

Cultural

A Resource Professionalmultidisciplinary approach to deterring criminal behavior through environmental design. The environ- mental design should encourage desirable behavior and functionality. CPTED emphasizes surveillance, access control, and definition of ownership.

((O)11-05 , 2011.)

An archaeologist, architect, architectural historian or historian who meets the minimum professional qualifications established by the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards. ((O)11-05 , 2011.)

Cul-de-Sac

Cultural

A street with no outlet which terminates in a circular right-of-way. Cul-de-sacs Resourcesshall be developed in accordance with the Oro Valley’s Subdivision Street Standards.

Cultural SurveyResource

An

A activity with the purpose of locating and identifying cultural resources without causing any disturbance ofprehistoric or historic site or object having historical, architectural, archaeological, or community importance, including artifacts, the ground. ((O)11-01, Enacted,records, and material remains related to 02/16/2011)such property or resource.

((O)11-01 , 2011.) Custom

Cultural Home SubdivisionResource Professional

A

An subdivision in which all homes are designed individually and no model homes are constructedarchaeologist, architect, architectural historian or historian who meets the minimum professional qualifications established by the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards. Cut

((O)11-01 , 2011.)

Vertical removal of earthen material.

Dangerous Activity, Hazard or Obstruction

Cultural Resources Survey

An activity, structure, vegetation or other use which is dangerous to persons or aircraft using the airport or which is an obstruction or hazard to air navigation.

Day Care

An activity with the purpose of locating and identifying cultural resources without causing any disturbance of the ground.

A public or private establishment providing care and supervision for five ((O)11-01 , 2011.) Is

Custom a conveyanceHome Subdivision of fee simple or property rights to Oro Valley or another public agency. Density

A ratio of the number of dwelling units to the gross land area unless otherwise statedsubdivision in which all homes are designed individually and no model homes are constructed. Density-Based Land Uses

Cut

Those

Vertical land usesremoval of a residential natureearthen material. Desert Varnish

Dangerous Activity, Hazard or Obstruction

A

An blackactivity, structure, vegetation or brown shiny crust on rocks,other use which is dangerous to persons or aircraft using the airport or which consists mainly of iron and manganese oxidesis an obstruction or hazard to air navigation. Design Review

Day Care

The

A complete two (2) stage process of development review, including all elements, requirements, reviews, approvals and processespublic or private establishment providing care and supervision for five (5) or more children not related to conceptual design review and final design review by the Planning and Zoning Commission, staff and Town Councilproprietor.

((O)17-05, Amended, 06/07/2017;Decibel (O)11-15, Enacted, 05/18/2011dB)

A unit of level which denotes the ratio of two (2) quantities that are proportional to power as defined in the noise abatement technical bulletin.

((O)20-07 , 2020.) Developer

Dedication

An individual, firm, corporation, partnership, association, syndication, trust or other legal entity, or representative thereof, that files the application and initiates proceedings for the development of land in accordance with the provisions of Sections 22.5 and 22.9 and the developer need not be the owner of the property.

Development Committee

Is a conveyance of fee simple or property rights to Oro Valley or another public agency.

Density

The personnel designated to meet with a developer during the development plan, subdivision, and platting process.

Disability

A ratio of the number of dwelling units to the gross land area unless otherwise stated.

Density-Based Land Uses

A physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one (1) or more of a person’s major life activities, impairs their ability to live independently or a record of having such an impairment, or being regarded as having such an impairment, but such term does not include current use of, nor addiction to, a controlled substance.

Distillery

Those land uses of a residential nature.

Desert Varnish

A building or establishment with a series 18 liquor license that produces distilled spirits, as defined by the Arizona State Liquor Board, including brandy, whiskey, rum, tequila, cognac or other similar spirits.

District

A black or brown shiny crust on rocks, which consists mainly of iron and manganese oxides.

Design Review

A zone as shown on the Zoning Map of the Town of Oro Valley for which there are uniform regulations governing the use of buildings and premises or the height and area of buildings.

District Map

The complete two (2) stage process of development review, including all elements, requirements, reviews, approvals and processes related to conceptual design review and final design review by the Planning and Zoning Commission, staff and Town Council.

The official zoning map of the Town of Oro Valley ((O)17-05 , 2017; (O)11-15 , 2011.)

A designed invert that collects site drainage and directs it to a point of discharge.

Drive-Thru Use

Developer

A use which has a drive-thru lane as a functional component of the business.

Driveway

An individual, firm, corporation, partnership, association, syndication, trust or other legal entity, or representative thereof, that files the application and initiates proceedings for the development of land in accordance with the provisions of Sections 22.5 and 22.9 and the developer need not be the owner of the property.

Development Committee

The principal access route from a roadway to the lot’s primary off-street parking area.

Grading requirements for driveway improvements

Dwelling

The personnel designated to meet with a developer during the development plan, subdivision, and platting process.

Disability

A building, or portion thereof, designed exclusively for residential purposes.

Multiple

A physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one (1) or more of a person’s major life activities, impairs their ability to live independently or a record of having such an impairment, or being regarded as having such an impairment, but such term does not include current use of, nor addiction to, a controlled substance.

Distillery

A building, or portion thereof, designed for occupancy by three (3) or more families.

Single-Family

A building or use that has a Series 18 liquor license and produces no more than twenty thousand (20,000) gallons of distilled spirits annually.

A building designed for occupancy by one ((O)20-06 , 2020.)

A building designed for occupancy by two (2) families.

Dwelling Unit

District

A building, or portionzone as shown on the Zoning Map of athe building, arranged, designed or used as living quarters, including bathroom and kitchen facilities, sleepingTown of Oro Valley for which there are uniform regulations governing the use of buildings and living areas, for a familypremises or the height and area of buildings. Easement

District Map

A

The grant byofficial zoning the ownermap of the use of a stripTown of land by the public,Oro Valley, which is a corporation, or persons for specific uses and purposes and is so designatedpart of the zoning ordinance of the Town of Oro Valley.

Front Lot Line for Lindbergh Drive Property

Emergency

Drainage Swale

An

A unforeseen event requiring prompt actiondesigned invert that collects site drainage and directs it to a point of discharge. Encroachment

Drive-Thru Use

To

A go into or overuse which has a specified line suchdrive-thru lane as a setback. ((O)18-15, Enacted,functional component of the 10/03/2018)business.

Driveway

The principal access route from a roadway to the lot’s primary off-street parking area.

Dwelling

Engineering Plan

A building, or portion thereof, designed exclusively for residential purposes.

Multiple

Plans, profiles, cross sections, and other required details for the construction of public improvements prepared by a registered engineer in accordance with the approved preliminary plat and in compliance with standards of design and construction approved by the Town Council.

Entertainment at Bars, Restaurants or Private Clubs

A building, or portion thereof, designed for occupancy by three (3) or more families.

Single-Family

An activity intended for entertainment, including live musicians, disc jockeys, musical or artistic performances, etc.

Envelope, Development

A building designed for occupancy by one (1) family.

Two-Family (Duplex)

The sum of the areas of the permit holder’s land to be graded, including the building envelope, accessory buildings, and areas of related parking, driveways, swimming pools, walls and other accessory structures, but excluding individual sewage disposal systems.

Commercial Building

A building designed for occupancy by two (2) families.

Dwelling Unit

The main building and all attached roofed structures.

Residential Building

A building, or portion of a building, arranged, designed or used as living quarters, including bathroom and kitchen facilities, sleeping and living areas, for a family.

Easement

A dwelling unit and all attached roofed structures, including carports or patio ramadas.

Environmentally Sensitive Lands

A grant by the owner of the use of a strip of land by the public, a corporation, or persons for specific uses and purposes and is so designated.

Emergency

Lands that contribute to the aesthetic character of the immediate area, such as unique or heavy plant, tree or cacti growth or species, including, but not limited to, those lands restricted by additional overlay districts.

Environmentally Sensitive Open Space (ESOS)

An unforeseen event requiring prompt action.

Encroachment

Lands designated as permanent, natural open space in accordance with the requirements of Section 27.10. ((O)18-15 , 2018.)

To go into or over a specified line such as a setback.

((O)18-15 , 2018.) Equipment Building or Structure

Engineering Plan

An accessory building or structure used to house necessary equipment used by communication providers at a facility.

Erosion

Plans, profiles, cross sections, and other required details for the construction of public improvements prepared by a registered engineer in accordance with the approved preliminary plat and in compliance with standards of design and construction approved by the Town Council.

Entertainment at Bars, Restaurants or Private Clubs

The wearing away of the ground surface as a result of the movement of wind, water or ice.

Exaction

An activity intended for entertainment, including live musicians, disc jockeys, musical or artistic performances, etc.

Envelope, Development

A condition placed on land development requiring dedication of infrastructure and/or real property that is necessary to serve a proposed development and is imposed on a parcel of land for the purpose of mitigating the anticipated negative impacts and infrastructure needs created by the development.

Excavation

The sum of the areas of the permit holder’s land to be graded, including the building envelope, accessory buildings, and areas of related parking, driveways, swimming pools, walls and other accessory structures, but excluding individual sewage disposal systems.

Commercial Building

The mechanical, manual, blasting, or other such means for removal of earth material.

Exception

The main building and all attached roofed structures.

Residential Building

A parcel of land that is within the boundaries of the subdivision but is not owned by the subdivider.

Exposed

A dwelling unit and all attached roofed structures, including carports or patio ramadas.

Environmentally Sensitive Lands

The result of causing something to be open to view.

Extension

Lands that contribute to the aesthetic character of the immediate area, such as unique or heavy plant, tree or cacti growth or species, including, but not limited to, those lands restricted by additional overlay districts.

Environmentally Sensitive Open Space (ESOS)

A portion of a building that may or may not have a location on the ground that projects out from a building. ((O)11-01 , 2011.)

Lands designated as permanent, natural open space in accordance with the requirements of Section 27.10.

((O)11-01 , 2011.) Family

Equipment Building or Structure

A person living alone, up to but no more than ten (10) persons unrelated to each other by blood, marriage or legal adoption, living together in a dwelling unit existing solely as a single housekeeping unit, with common access to all living, eating, kitchen and storage areas within the dwelling unit.

Farm

An accessory building or structure used to house necessary equipment used by communication providers at a facility.

Erosion

An area used for the production of farm products.

Fascia

The wearing away of the ground surface as a result of the movement of wind, water or ice.

Exaction

A parapet-type wall used as part of the facade of a flat-roofed building and projecting from the building face immediately adjacent thereto.

Fill

A condition placed on land development requiring dedication of infrastructure and/or real property that is necessary to serve a proposed development and is imposed on a parcel of land for the purpose of mitigating the anticipated negative impacts and infrastructure needs created by the development.

Excavation

The vertical addition of earthen material.

Filter Fabric

The mechanical, manual, blasting, or other such means for removal of earth material.

Exception

A woven or non-woven water-permeable material generally made of synthetic products, such as polypropylene, used in stormwater management and erosion and sediment control applications to trap sediment or prevent the clogging of aggregates by fine soil particles.

Final Design Review

A parcel of land that is within the boundaries of the subdivision but is not owned by the subdivider.

Exposed

The review and approval process for construction drawings, including final site plan and/or final plat, and subject to approval by Town staff and Town Council for final plats. ((O)20-08 § 1 (Exh. A), 2020; (O)20-07 § 1 (Exh. A), 2020.)

The result of causing something to be open to view.

Extension

Final Inspection

A portion of a building that may or may not have a location on the ground that projects out from a building.

((O)18-15 , 2018.)

Field inspection conducted by the Town prior to project acceptance of release of assurances.

Final Plat Approval

Family

An unconditional approval of the final plat by the Town Council, as evidenced by certification on the plat by the Mayor and constitutes authorization to record a plat.

Financial Services

A person living alone, up to but no more than ten (10) persons unrelated to each other by blood, marriage or legal adoption, living together in a dwelling unit existing solely as a single housekeeping unit, with common access to all living, eating, kitchen and storage areas within the dwelling unit.

Farm

An establishment providing management or exchange of money, assets or other fiduciary services, including banks, credit unions, savings and loans, mortgage and/or title companies.

Oro Valley Town Center PAD Convenience Use requirements

Fitness Center

An area used for the production of farm products.

Fascia

A place or building where exercises and related activities are performed for the purpose of weight control and/or physical fitness.

Flag

A parapet-type wall used as part of the facade of a flat-roofed building and projecting from the building face immediately adjacent thereto.

Fill

A fabric, banner, or bunting containing distinctive colors, patterns, or symbols, used as a symbol of a government, political subdivision, or other entity.

Floodplain

The vertical addition of earthen material.

Filter Fabric

The relatively flat areas or low lands adjoining the channel of a watercourse, or areas where drainage is or may be restricted by manmade structures which have been or may be covered partially or wholly by floodwater.

Floor Area Ratio

A woven or non-woven water-permeable material generally made of synthetic products, such as polypropylene, used in stormwater management and erosion and sediment control applications to trap sediment or prevent the clogging of aggregates by fine soil particles.

Final Design Review

The ratio of gross building floor area to the net lot area of the building site.

Food Processing

The review and approval process for construction drawings, including final site plan and/or final plat, and subject to approval by Town staff and Town Council for final plats.

A use engaged in the production of food products.

Artisanal ((O)11-15 , 2011.)

A use engaged in the production of food products intended for consumption off premises for sale directly to individual consumers.

Large Scale

Final Inspection

A

Field use engaged ininspection conducted by the production ofTown prior to foodproject products intended for wholesale distributionacceptance of release of assurances.

Final to licensedPlat Approval retailers. Food Truck

See

An Mobile Foodunconditional approval Unit.” ((O)18-14,of the final plat by the AmendedTown Council, as evidenced by certification on the plat by the Mayor and constitutes authorization to record a plat.

Financial Services 10/03/2018)

An establishment providing management or exchange of money, assets or other fiduciary services, including banks, credit unions, savings and loans, mortgage and/or title companies.

Fitness Center

Freestanding

A place or building where exercises and related activities are performed for the purpose of weight control and/or physical fitness.

Flag

A structure which is not attached to any other structure or portion of a structure. Structures, which are linked by pedestrian walkways, are deemed to be freestanding. Freestanding shall also apply to sole uses on an individual parcel.

Frontage

A fabric, banner, or bunting containing distinctive colors, patterns, or symbols, used as a symbol of a government, political subdivision, or other entity.

Floodplain

All property on one (1) side of a street between two (2) intersecting streets (crossing or terminating) measured along the line of the street, or, if the street is a dead end, then all of the property abutting on one (1) side between an intersecting street and the dead end of the street, including property fronting on a cul-de-sac.

Full Cutoff (FCO) Light Fixture

The relatively flat areas or low lands adjoining the channel of a watercourse, or areas where drainage is or may be restricted by manmade structures which have been or may be covered partially or wholly by floodwater.

Floor Area Ratio

A light fixture which is installed or designed to emit no direct uplight above the horizontal.

Funeral Services

The ratio of gross building floor area to the net lot area of the building site.

Food Processing

An establishment engaged in the preparation and/or burial of the dead, including funeral chapels, crematoriums, and mortuaries.

Garage, Parking

A use engaged in the production of food products.

Artisanal

See “Vehicle Storage Facility.”

Gas Station

A use engaged in the production of food products intended for consumption off premises for sale directly to individual consumers.

Large Scale

A convenience use engaged in the sale and distribution of fuel for motor vehicles.

General Aviation

A use engaged in the production of food products intended for wholesale distribution to licensed retailers.

Food Truck

The operation of non-commercial aircraft, including storage (hangars), maintenance and airstrips.

General Plan

See “Mobile Food Unit.”

The General Plan of the Town of Oro Valley ((O)18-14 , 2018.)

A facility other than a miniature golf course for the playing of golf at which there may be a clubhouse including restrooms and locker rooms. A golf course may provide additional services customarily furnished, such as swimming, outdoor recreation and related retail sales that may include a restaurant and cocktail lounge if approved as a part of the required use permit.

Golf Safety Net

Freestanding

A structure madewhich is not attached to any other structure or portion of netting materiala structure. Structures, which supportedare linked by vertical polespedestrian walkways, which is erected for theare deemed to be freestanding. purposes of protecting life and property from errant golf ballsFreestanding shall also apply to sole uses on an individual parcel. Government Services

Frontage

A

All use engaged in providing services to the general public and recognized as aproperty on one (1) side of a street between two (2) intersecting streets (crossing or terminating) political subdivisionmeasured along the line of the Statestreet, including City or Town agencies, emergency servicesor, if the street is a dead end, fire services,then all of the property abutting on school districtsone (1) side between an intersecting street and the dead end of the street, etcincluding property fronting on a cul-de-sac. Grade

Full Cutoff (FCO) Light Fixture

The

A elevation of the ground surface, paving,light fixture which is installed or sidewalkdesigned to emit no direct uplight above the horizontal. Existing

Funeral Services

The

An actual, current ground surface before the issuanceestablishment engaged in the preparation and/or burial of a grading permitthe dead, including funeral chapels, crematoriums, and mortuaries. Finished

Garage, Parking

The

See finalVehicle gradeStorage conforming to the approved planFacility. Natural

Gas Station

The

A topographic configuration of land, prior to any grading or disturbance of the siteconvenience use engaged in the sale and distribution of fuel for motor vehicles. Rough

General Aviation

The stage at which gradingoperation of non-commercial aircraft, substantially conforms to the approvedincluding storage (hangars), maintenance and grading planairstrips. Grading

General Plan

The initialGeneral clearing,Plan of the Town brushingof Oro Valley, or grubbingany part thereof, and subsequent excavating or filling of a siteas adopted by the Town Council and as hereinafter amended. Grading Permit

Golf Course

An

A official document issued by thefacility other than a miniature golf Town authorizingcourse for the gradingplaying of golf at which there may be a clubhouse including restrooms and locker rooms. A golf course may provide additional services activity specified bycustomarily furnished, such as swimming, outdoor recreation and related retail sales that may include a restaurant and cocktail lounge if approved as a part of the grading permit conditionsrequired use permit. Grading

Golf Permit ConditionsSafety Net

The

A specifications and requirementsstructure made of the approved grading plan, soils reportnetting material supported by vertical poles, or other documents necessarywhich is erected for grading permit approvalthe purposes of protecting life and property from errant golf balls. Grand Opening

Government Services

The

A introduction, promotion or announcement of a new business, store, shoppinguse engaged in providing services to the general public and center, orrecognized as office, ora political subdivision of the announcementState, introductionincluding City or promotion of an established business changingTown agencies, emergency services, fire services, school districts, ownershipetc. Grocery Store

Grade

An

The establishment primarily engaged in the saleelevation of food products including packaged goods, produce and meat productsthe ground surface, which may include on-site food preparation such as bakeriespaving, delis and other related servicesor sidewalk. Gross Floor Area

Existing

Is

The the sum of the gross areas of the several floors of a building or buildingsactual, measured from the exterior facescurrent ground of exterior walls or fromsurface before the centerlinesissuance of walls separating two (2) buildingsa grading permit. Gross floor area shall not include:

a. Underground parking space

Finished

The final grade conforming to the approved plan.

Natural

b. Uncovered steps

The topographic configuration of land, prior to any grading or disturbance of the site.

Rough

c. Exterior balconies

The stage at which grading substantially conforms to the approved grading plan.

Grading

The initial clearing, brushing or grubbing, and subsequent excavating or filling of a site.

Grading Permit

Gross Land Area

An official document issued by the Town authorizing the grading activity specified by the grading permit conditions.

Grading Permit Conditions

The area of a parcel of land excluding all streets and alleyways in existence at the time the development plan is submitted. Those portions of such parcels which subsequently may be designated as streets or alleyways, whether dedicated or not, shall be included in the determination of gross land area.

Grubbing

The specifications and requirements of the approved grading plan, soils report, or other documents necessary for grading permit approval.

Grand Opening

The removal of trees and other large plants including their roots.

Guest House

The introduction, promotion or announcement of a new business, store, shopping center, or office, or the announcement, introduction or promotion of an established business changing ownership.

Grocery Store

An attached or detached accessory building used to house guests of the occupants of the principal building. A guest house providing kitchen facilities shall be considered a dwelling unit.

Guest Ranch

An establishment primarily engaged in the sale of food products including packaged goods, produce and meat products, which may include on-site food preparation such as bakeries, delis and other related services.

Gross Floor Area

A ranch that provides lodging and activities to guests.

Habitat

Is the sum of the gross areas of the several floors of a building or buildings, measured from the exterior faces of exterior walls or from the centerlines of walls separating two (2) buildings. Gross floor area shall not include:

a. Underground parking space

The place or type of site where a plant or animal naturally or normally grows and lives.

Halo Illumination

Illumination produced by recessing a light source inside a hollow character with an open back or within the mounting surface. An outline glow around the characters is created by this light reflecting off the background to which the characters are attached.

Health Studio or Health Spa

b. Uncovered steps

See “Personal Services.” ((O)20-08 § 1 (Exh. A), 2020; (O)20-07 § 1 (Exh. A), 2020.)

c. Exterior balconies

Heliport

Gross Land Area

An area that is used or intended to be used for the landing and takeoff of helicopters and may include any or all of the areas of buildings which are appropriate to accomplish these functions.

High-Rise Building

The area of a parcel of land excluding all streets and alleyways in existence at the time the development plan is submitted. Those portions of such parcels which subsequently may be designated as streets or alleyways, whether dedicated or not, shall be included in the determination of gross land area.

Grubbing

A building that exceeds thirty (30) feet in height as defined herein.

Hillside Conservation Area

The removal of trees and other large plants including their roots.

Guest House

Land area designated for conservation of natural slopes greater than fifteen percent (15%). ((O)20-08 § 1 (Exh. A), 2020; (O)20-07 § 1 (Exh. A), 2020.)

An attached or detached accessory building used to house guests of the occupants of the principal building. A guest house providing kitchen facilities shall be considered a dwelling unit.

Guest Ranch

Hillside

A Development Zoneranch that provides lodging and activities to guests.

Habitat

An

The area providing additional regulations for hillsideplace or type of site where development. Hillside Development Zone Subdivisiona plant or animal naturally or normally grows and lives.

Halo Illumination

A

Illumination subdivision or that portion ofproduced by recessing a light source inside a subdivisionhollow character with an open back locatedor within the Town’s Hillside development zonemounting surface. An outline glow around the characters is created by this light reflecting off the background to which the characters are attached. Hillside

Health View Conservation AreaStudio or Health Spa

The

See visuallyPersonal significant slopes and ridges of the site designated as environmentally sensitive open spaceServices. Visually significant slopes and ridges are identified by the Scenic Resources category of the ESL regulations. ((O)11-01, Enacted, 02/16/2011)

((O)06-06, 2006.) Home

Heliport Occupation

Business

An or commercial activityarea that is conductedused or intended from propertyto be zonedused for residentialthe use. ((O)16-11, Amended,landing and takeoff of helicopters and may include any or all of the areas of buildings which are appropriate to accomplish these functions.

High-Rise Building 09/07/2016)

A building that exceeds thirty (30) feet in height as defined herein.

Hillside Conservation Area

Hospital

Land area designated for conservation of natural slopes greater than fifteen percent (15%).

A facility for the general and emergency treatment of human ailments with bed care including a sanitarium or clinic. ((O)11-01 , 2011.)

Hillside Development Zone

Hotel

An area providing additional regulations for hillside development.

Hillside Development Zone Subdivision

An establishment that offers temporary lodging in rooms, for less than one (1) month (30 days), that has interior common corridor access to rooms, may include a restaurant and accessory uses and services, including, without limitation, newsstands, gift shops, and similar incidental uses conducted entirely within the principal building.

Household Services

A subdivision or that portion of a subdivision located within the Town’s Hillside development zone.

Hillside View Conservation Area

An establishment providing repair or maintenance of residential goods or properties including appliance repair shop, pest prevention services, etc.

Human Burials

The visually significant slopes and ridges of the site designated as environmentally sensitive open space. Visually significant slopes and ridges are identified by the Scenic Resources category of the ESL regulations.

Human remains, including human skeletal remains ((O)11-01 , 2011.)

A report designed to show the effects of surface water on a specific area.

Illumination Nuisance

Home Occupation

A

Business use which creates difficulty for pilots to distinguish between navigational lights or markers and other lightsor commercial activity that is conducted from property zoned for residential use. Improvements

((O)16-11 , 2016.)

A street, sewer, electric, gas and water utilities, drainage and flood control facilities or any other improvement or structure including all necessary engineering, construction, and inspection costs for the same for which the Town of Oro Valley may ultimately assume responsibility for maintenance and operation.

Incidental Retail Item

Hospital

An item customarily subordinate or directly related to the operation of a mobile food unit. ((O)15-16 , 2015.)

A facility for the general and emergency treatment of human ailments with bed care including a sanitarium or clinic.

((O)15-16 , 2015.) Inspector

Hotel

A person authorized by the Town to perform inspection on grading work.

Institution

An establishment that offers temporary lodging in rooms, for less than one (1) month (30 days), that has interior common corridor access to rooms, may include a restaurant and accessory uses and services, including, without limitation, newsstands, gift shops, and similar incidental uses conducted entirely within the principal building.

Household Services

A building or buildings occupied by a nonprofit corporation or a nonprofit establishment for public use.

Institutional

An establishment providing repair or maintenance of residential goods or properties including appliance repair shop, pest prevention services, etc.

Human Burials

An organizational facility used for social, educational, or religious purposes such as a school, religious institution, hospital, or reformatory. ((O)20-08 § 1 (Exh. A), 2020; (O)20-07 § 1 (Exh. A), 2020.)

Human remains, including human skeletal remains, cremations, and/or ceremonial objects and funerary objects.

Hydrological Study

Integrated

A report designed to show the effects of surface water on a specific area.

Illumination Nuisance

An

A element of a project thatuse which creates difficulty for is an aesthetic or functional part of a structure or design. The integrated element is not intendedpilots to appear as an addeddistinguish between navigational lights or attached feature of themarkers and other overall projectlights. ((O)18-08, Enacted, 05/16/2018)

Improvements

A street, sewer, electric, gas and water utilities, drainage and flood control facilities or any other improvement or structure including all necessary engineering, construction, and inspection costs for the same for which the Town of Oro Valley may ultimately assume responsibility for maintenance and operation.

Impulsive Sound

Irrigation Facility

Sound that is characterized by brief disturbances of sound pressure, typically less than one (1) second, when peak sound pressure exceeds the background sound pressure.

Highly

Canals, laterals, ditches, conduits, gates, pumps, and allied equipment necessary for the supply, delivery, and drainage of irrigation water and the construction, operation and maintenance thereof.

Irrigation System

Impulsive sound having very rapid onset rate (greater than one hundred fifty (150) dB per second) typically resulting from impact processes including, but not limited to: metal hammering, wood hammering, drop hammering, pile driving, drop forging, pneumatic hammering, pickleball paddle and ball impacts, pavement breaking, metal impacts and riveting.

Regular

An underground watering system, which consists of heads, valves, pipes, etc., used for the sole purpose of sustaining and promoting plant life.

Kennel

Impulsive sound that is not highly impulsive sound. This includes speech and music.

A use where six ((O)20-07 , 2020.) A

Incidental division ofRetail Item improved or unimproved land for the purpose of financing sale or lease, whether immediate or future, into one (1) or more lots, not including any division of land defined as “subdivision.” Landscape

A

An combination of trees, shrubs, flowers, or other horticultural elements,item customarily decorative stonework, paving, screeningsubordinate or other architectural elements designeddirectly related to enhance the visual amenityoperation of a property and/or to provide a screen to mitigate anymobile food objectionable aspects that may detrimentally affect adjacent landunit. Landscape Island

((O)18-14 , 2018.)

A landscaped area defined by a header and/or curb commonly found in a parking lot or cul-de-sac.

Landscape Screen

Inspector

An area of landscaping intended to provide a visual screen between adjacent areas.

Light Trespass

A person authorized by the Town to perform inspection on grading work.

Institution

The portion of the measurable light distribution that extends beyond the property line.

Linear Park

A building or buildings occupied by a nonprofit corporation or a nonprofit establishment for public use.

Institutional

See “Park, Linear.” ((O)07-33, 2007.)

An organizational facility used for social, educational, or religious purposes such as a school, religious institution, hospital, or reformatory.

((O)07-33, 2007.) Loading Space

Integrated

A permanently maintained space on the same lot as the main building accessible to a street or alley, which provides an area for delivery trucks and other similar activities to serve the building.

Long Term

An element of a project that is an aesthetic or functional part of a structure or design. The integrated element is not intended to appear as an added or attached feature of the overall project.

A period of time exceeding seven ((O)18-08 , 2018.)

A parcel of land created by a legal subdivision bounded on all sides by property lines of sufficient size to meet minimum zoning requirements for use, coverage, area, setbacks, and other areas as required by this code, with legal access to a public street.

Corner

Irrigation Facility

A

Canals, lot adjoining two (2) or more streets at their intersectionlaterals, ditches, conduits, gates, pumps, and allied equipment necessary for the supply, delivery, and drainage of irrigation water and the construction, operation and maintenance thereof. Interior

Irrigation System

A

An lot other than a corner lot or key lotunderground watering system, which consists of heads, valves, pipes, etc., used for the sole purpose of sustaining and promoting plant life. Key

Kennel

A lot adjacent to a corner lot that shares its side lotuse where six (6) or more dogs or cats are bred, line with the rear lot line of the corner lotboarded, and/or fronts on the street which forms the side boundary of the corner lottrained, not including ancillary pet boarding. Reverse Frontage

Land Division, Minor

A lot having frontage on two (2) non-intersectingdivision of improved or unimproved land for streets. The frontthe purpose of the lot shall be considered facing thefinancing sale or lease, whether immediate or future, into one (1) or more lots, not including any division of land defined interior streetas “subdivision. Lot Area

Landscape

See

A Net Lot Areacombination of trees, shrubs, flowers, or other horticultural elements, decorative stonework, paving, screening or other architectural elements designed to enhance the visual amenity of a property and/or to provide a screen to mitigate any objectionable aspects that may detrimentally affect adjacent land. Lot Coverage

Landscape Island

The

A landscaped area of land that is covered by a building ondefined by a header and/or curb commonly found in a particularparking lot or sitecul-de-sac. Lot, Depth of

Landscape Screen

The

An horizontal distance betweenarea of landscaping intended to the front and rearprovide a visual screen between lot linesadjacent areas. Lot Lines

Light Trespass

The lines which formportion of the boundary of a lotmeasurable light distribution that extends beyond the property line. Front

Linear Park

The

See line along the street on which the lot is addressed for residential lotsPark, or the major street as determined by the Town Engineer for commercial lotsLinear. Rear

((O)11-05 , 2011.)

The line that is opposite and most distant from the front lot line.

Side

Loading Space

All lot lines not front or rear are side lot lines.

Front Lot Line for Lindbergh Drive Property

Lot of Record

A permanently maintained space on the same lot as the main building accessible to a street or alley, which provides an area for delivery trucks and other similar activities to serve the building.

Long Term

A lot that is a part of a subdivision, the plat of which has been recorded in the office of the Pima County Recorder; or parcel of land, the deed of which is recorded in the office of the County Recorder.

Lot Width

A period of time exceeding seven (7) days.

Lot

The width of the lot determined as follows:

a. If the side property lines are parallel, the shortest distance between these side lines;

A parcel of land created by a legal subdivision bounded on all sides by property lines of sufficient size to meet minimum zoning requirements for use, coverage, area, setbacks, and other areas as required by this code, with legal access to a public street.

Corner

b. If

A the side property lines are not parallel, the width of the lot shall be the length of a line atadjoining right angles to the axis of the lot at a distance equal to the required fronttwo (2) or rear building setback line, whichever is the lesser. The axis of a lot shall be a linemore streets generally perpendicular to the fronting street, which divides the lot into two (2) equal partsat their intersection.

Interior

A lot other than a corner lot or key lot.

Key

Lumen

A lot adjacent to a corner lot that shares its side lot line with the rear lot line of the corner lot and fronts on the street which forms the side boundary of the corner lot.

Reverse Frontage

A unit of light output from a source; used to measure the amount of light emitted by lamps.

Luminaire

A lot having frontage on two (2) non-intersecting streets. The front of the lot shall be considered facing the interior street.

Lot Area

The complete lighting assembly, not including the support assembly.

Maintenance

See “Net Lot Area.”

Lot Coverage

The replacing or repairing of a part of a sign made unusable, unsafe or unattractive by ordinary wear, tear or damage beyond the control of the owner or the repainting of an existing sign without changing the wording, location, composition or color of said sign.

Manufactured Home

The area of land that is covered by a building on a particular site.

Lot, Depth of

A structure, transportable in one (1) or more sections, which, in the traveling mode, is eight (8) feet or more wide or forty (40) feet or more in length, or when erected on site, is three hundred twenty (320) or more square feet, and which is built on a permanent foundation and contains plumbing, heating, air cooling, and electrical systems.

Manufacturing

The horizontal distance between the front and rear lot lines.

Lot Lines

The fabricating or assembling of materials into finished or partially finished products by hand or by the use of machinery.

Manufacturing Services

The lines which form the boundary of a lot.

Front

An establishment whose primary business is the manufacturing of parts or materials into finished or partially finished products. These may include scientific analysis, laboratory or other similar uses.

Heavy

The line along the street on which the lot is addressed for residential lots, or the major street as determined by the Town Engineer for commercial lots.

Rear

A manufacturing service which may have a negative impact on adjacent properties and that does not comply with Section 25.1.B.17.

Light

The line that is opposite and most distant from the front lot line.

Side

A manufacturing service which does not have a negative impact on adjacent properties in accordance with Section 25.1.B.17.

Mass Grading

All lot lines not front or rear are side lot lines.

Lot of Record

Grading of the subdivision building site, in its entirety, during the initial development process, as authorized by the approved plans.

Mature Trees

A lot that is a part of a subdivision, the plat of which has been recorded in the office of the Pima County Recorder; or parcel of land, the deed of which is recorded in the office of the County Recorder.

Lot Width

Healthy, full-bodied trees with a shape characteristic of the species and of the following minimum sizes:

Ten (10)- to twelve (12)-foot height by six (6)- to eight (8)-inch wide; or two (2)-inch single trunk caliper; or one (1) inch average trunk caliper for multiple trunk trees; or eight (8)-foot trunk height for palms.

Mechanical Equipment

The width of the lot determined as follows:

a. If the side property lines are parallel, the shortest distance between these side lines;

All devices, appliances, and apparatus involved in the maintenance of environmental conditions within a building or recreational structure, such as a swimming pool or spa. Mechanical equipment shall include HVAC units, air conditioners, pool heaters, pool filters, and pool circulation pumps, amongst others.

Medical Marijuana Marijuana

b. If used forthe side property lines are not parallel, the width of the lot shall be the length of a medical use as those terms are defined in A.R.Sline at right angles to the axis of the lot at a distance equal to the required front or Section 36-2081rear building setback line, whichever is the lesser. Designated CaregiverThe axis of a lot shall be a Cultivation Locationline generally perpendicular to the fronting street, which divides the lot into two (2) equal parts.

An enclosed facility, that does not exceed two hundred fifty (250) square feet of cultivation space, where a designated caregiver, as defined by A.R.S. Section 36-2801(5), cultivates marijuana if the designated caregiver’s registry identification card provides that the designated caregiver is authorized to cultivate marijuana. ((O)20-08 § 1 (Exh. A), 2020; (O)20-07 § 1 (Exh. A), 2020.)

Lumen

Dispensary

A unit of light output from a source; used to measure the amount of light emitted by lamps.

Luminaire

A

The not-for-profit entity, defined in A.R.S. Section 36-2801(11), that acquires, possesses, cultivates, manufactures, delivers, transfers, transports, suppliescomplete lighting assembly, sells or dispenses marijuana or related supplies and educational materials to cardholdersnot including the support assembly. ((O)10-13, Enacted, 10/27/2010)

Maintenance

The replacing or repairing of a part of a sign made unusable, unsafe or unattractive by ordinary wear, tear or damage beyond the control of the owner or the repainting of an existing sign without changing the wording, location, composition or color of said sign.

Manufactured Home

Dispensary Off-Site Cultivation Location

A structure, transportable in one (1) or more sections, which, in the traveling mode, is eight (8) feet or more wide or forty (40) feet or more in length, or when erected on site, is three hundred twenty (320) or more square feet, and which is built on a permanent foundation and contains plumbing, heating, air cooling, and electrical systems.

Manufacturing Services

The additional location where marijuana is cultivated by a medical marijuana dispensary as referenced in A.R.S. Section 36-2804(B)(1)(b)(ii). ((O)20-06 , 2020.)

An establishment whose primary business is the compounding, processing, fabricating or assembling, packaging or testing of goods or equipment.

Heavy

Qualifying

A Patient Cultivation Locationmanufacturing service which may have a negative impact on adjacent properties and that does not comply with Section 25.1.B.17.

Light

An

A enclosed facility, thatmanufacturing service which does not exceed fifty (50) square feet of cultivation space for each location, where a qualifying patient, as defined by Ahave a negative impact on adjacent properties in accordance with Section 25.R1.SB. Section 36-2801(13), cultivates marijuana if the qualifying patient’s registry identification card states that the qualifying patient is authorized to cultivate marijuana17. ((O)10-13, Enacted, 10/27/2010)

((O)20-06 , 2020.) Medical

Mass ServicesGrading

An

Grading establishment providing medical care and/orof the subdivision building site, in its entirety, during the initial development process, as authorized by the approved plans. Mass grading shall treatment toonly be permitted for new residential subdivisions, with an average lot size of fifteen thousand (15,000) square feet or patientsless. Inpatient

((O)20-05 § 1 (Exh. A), 2020.)

An establishment providing medical care and/or treatment to patients for one (1) or more nights, including hospitals or surgery centers.

Outpatient

Master Planned Development

An establishment providing medical care and/or treatment to patients who are released and do not remain overnight, including urgent care facilities.

Mezzanine or Mezzanine Floor

A large, multi-use development planned and developed in a comprehensive manner.

An ((O)20-06 , 2020.)

A building or use that has a series 3 liquor license and which produces beer in the amount between ten thousand (10,000) and three hundred thousand (300,000) gallons annually.

Minor Land Division

Mature Trees

A

Healthy, division of improved or unimproved land forfull-bodied trees with a shape characteristic of the purposespecies and of financing sale or lease,the following minimum sizes:

Ten whether immediate or future, into one(10)- to twelve (12)-foot height by six (16)- to eight (8)-inch wide; or moretwo lots. A minor land division shall not include any division of land defined as a(2)-inch single trunk caliper; or one (1) inch average trunk caliper for multiple trunk trees; or eight (8)-foot trunk height for subdivisionpalms. Mobile Food Unit

Mechanical Equipment

A

All food establishment that is licensed by this State, that is readily movable and that dispenses food ordevices, appliances, and apparatus involved in the maintenance of environmental conditions within a building or recreational structure, beverages for immediate service and consumption and other incidental retail items as defined in this section. ((O)18-14such as a swimming pool or spa. Mechanical equipment shall include HVAC units, air conditioners, pool heaters, Amendedpool filters, and 10/03/2018)pool circulation pumps, amongst others.

Medical Marijuana

Marijuana used for a medical use as those terms are defined in A.R.S Section 36-2081.

Designated Caregiver Cultivation Location

Mobile Home

An enclosed facility, that does not exceed two hundred fifty (250) square feet of cultivation space, where a designated caregiver, as defined by A.R.S. Section 36-2801(5), cultivates marijuana if the designated caregiver’s registry identification card provides that the designated caregiver is authorized to cultivate marijuana.

A structure, transportable in one (1) or more sections, which, in the traveling mode, is eight ((O)10-13 , 2010.)

A lot, tract, or parcel of land used or offered for use, in whole or in part, with or without charge, for parking of mobile homes or trailer coaches used for sleeping or household purposes.

Mobile Home Space

Dispensary

A plot of ground within a mobile homenot-for-profit entity, defined in A.R.S. Section 36-2801(11), park designed for the accommodation of one (1) mobile homethat acquires, possesses, cultivates, manufactures, delivers, transfers, transports, supplies, sells or trailer coachdispenses marijuana or related supplies and educational materials to cardholders. Model Home

((O)10-13 , 2010.)

An unoccupied home intended for use as a representation for homebuyers of a particular home product.

Modifier

Dispensary Off-Site Cultivation Location

A word describing uses and activities other than the business name.

Monitoring, Archaeological

The additional location where marijuana is cultivated by a medical marijuana dispensary as referenced in A.R.S. Section 36-2804(B)(1)(b)(ii).

The observation after commencement of a disturbance to determine if archaeological resources exist in an area or, when such resources are known to exist, the observation ((O)10-13 , 2010.) A

Qualifying facility used exclusivelyPatient Cultivation Location for wireless communication facility mounts and is self-supporting with a single shaft of steel, concrete or wood. This does not include flagpoles. Motel

A building or group of buildings

An containingenclosed guest rooms or dwelling unitsfacility, some or all of which have a separate entrance leading directly from the outsidethat does not exceed fifty (50) square feet of the building, with the garage or parkingcultivation space located on the lot and designedfor each location, used or intended whollywhere a qualifying patient, or in part, for the accommodationas defined by A.R.S. Section 36-2801(13), of automobile transients. Motel includes motor court, motor lodge and tourist court, but not a mobile home parkcultivates marijuana if the qualifying patient’s registry identification card states that the qualifying patient is authorized to cultivate marijuana. Moving Services

((O)10-13 , 2010.)

A use where trucks, trailers or other similar equipment intended for use in moving households or businesses is available for hire, purchase or rent.

Multiple Tenant Commercial Building

Medical Services

A structure that houses or is intended to house a variety of separate commercial activities.

Native Vegetation

An establishment providing inpatient or outpatient medical care and/or treatment to patients, including hospitals, surgery centers or urgent care facilities.

Vegetation which is indigenous to the specific site or to areas contiguous to a parcel being developed.

Natural Cross ((O)20-06 , 2020.) The slope of the topographic configuration of land, graphically represented by contour lines, prior to any grading

Mezzanine or other disturbance of the site. Natural GradeMezzanine Floor

The

An topographic configuration of land prior tointermediate floor placed in any grading or other human disturbance of the siteroom. Net Floor Area

Microbrewery

The

A totalbuilding or floor area ofuse that has a building measured from the interior faces of load-bearing walls excluding air shafts, stairwells, elevator shafts, restroomsseries 3 liquor license and which produces beer in the amount between ten thousand (10,000) and mechanical equipment roomsthree hundred thousand (300,000) gallons annually. Net

Minor Lighting AcreLand Division

An

A acredivision of the remaining ground area after deleting all portionsimproved or unimproved land for proposed and existing public and private streetthe purpose rights-of-way within a development, parcelfinancing sale or lease, orwhether subdivision. If there are any E1 lighting zones onimmediate or future, into one (1) or more lots. the property, then theyA minor land division shall also be excluded from the calculationsnot include any division of net lightingland acre. Net Lot Areadefined as a subdivision.”

Mobile Food Unit

The

A area included within lot lines after all right-of-way dedications have been made as required by thefood establishment that is licensed by this State, that is readily movable and that dispenses food or beverages for immediate service and consumption and other incidental retail items as Town of Oro Valleydefined in this section. Nonconforming Building

((O)18-14 , 2018.)

A building or portion of which was lawful when established but does not conform to a subsequently established district or district regulations.

Nonconforming Lot

Mobile Home

A parcel of land having less area, frontage, or dimensions than required in the district in which it is located.

Nonconforming Use

A structure, transportable in one (1) or more sections, which, in the traveling mode, is eight (8) feet or more in width or forty (40) feet or more in length, or when erected on site is three hundred twenty (320) or more square feet and which is built on a permanent chassis and designed to be used as a dwelling.

Mobile Home Park

A building or land, lawfully occupied by a use at the time of passage of this code or code amendment, that does not conform after passage of this code or code amendment with the use regulations of the district in which it is located.

Non-Density-Based Land Uses

A lot, tract, or parcel of land used or offered for use, in whole or in part, with or without charge, for parking of mobile homes or trailer coaches used for sleeping or household purposes.

Mobile Home Space

Those land uses of a non-residential nature.

Non-Ionizing Electromagnetic Radiation (NIER)

A plot of ground within a mobile home park designed for the accommodation of one (1) mobile home or trailer coach.

Model Home

Is electromagnetic radiation primarily in the visible, infrared, and radio frequency portions of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Occupancy

An unoccupied home intended for use as a representation for homebuyers of a particular home product.

Modifier

The purpose for which a building, or part thereof, is used or intended to be used.

Office

A word describing uses and activities other than the business name.

Monitoring, Archaeological

A building or part thereof, designed, intended or used for the practice of a profession, including medical, the carrying on of a business, the conduct of public administration, or, where not conducted on the site thereof, the administration of an industry, but shall not include a retail commercial use, any industrial use, financial institution, place of amusement, or place of assembly.

Office Park

The observation after commencement of a disturbance to determine if archaeological resources exist in an area or, when such resources are known to exist, the observation, recording, and incidental recovery of site features and materials to preserve a record of the affected portion of the site. Monitoring is applicable in locations where sites or features may occur but are generally not expected to be of such importance, size or complexity as to require lengthy work or project delays for archaeological investigations.

Monopole

A group of offices planned and designed for the site on which it is built, functioning as a unit, with off-street parking and landscaping provided on the property as an integral part of the unit.

Open House

A facility used exclusively for wireless communication facility mounts and is self-supporting with a single shaft of steel, concrete or wood. This does not include flagpoles.

Motel

A dwelling or office space that is for sale or for lease to which the public is invited for walk-in inspection.

Open Space

A building or group of buildings containing guest rooms or dwelling units, some or all of which have a separate entrance leading directly from the outside of the building, with the garage or parking space located on the lot and designed, used or intended wholly, or in part, for the accommodation of automobile transients. Motel includes motor court, motor lodge and tourist court, but not a mobile home park.

Moving Services

An area meant to provide a natural or garden environment.

Common

A use where trucks, trailers or other similar equipment intended for use in moving households or businesses is available for hire, purchase or rent.

Multiple Tenant Commercial Building

A landscape or natural open space, other than frontage open space, intended for use by all occupants of a development.

Frontage

A structure that houses or is intended to house a variety of separate commercial activities.

Native Vegetation

The landscaped or natural open space between the right-of-way line of a dedicated street and any perimeter structure(s) within the development except that this space may extend between structures or between a structure and a side property line to a depth of not more than one-half (1/2) the width of the opening.

Landscaped

Vegetation which is indigenous to the specific site or to areas contiguous to a parcel being developed.

Natural Cross-Slope

An area improved through the harmonious combination of natural desert growth with the introduction of trees, shrubs, and groundcover the purpose of which is to enhance the visual and aesthetic quality of any structure or development.

Natural

The slope of the topographic configuration of land, graphically represented by contour lines, prior to any grading or other disturbance of the site.

Natural Grade

A natural, completely undisturbed, desert area.

Outdoor Display

The topographic configuration of land prior to any grading or other human disturbance of the site.

Net Floor Area

An arrangement of merchandise sold on the property in such a way to give special prominence and designed to attract buyers. ((O)20-08 § 1 (Exh. A), 2020; (O)20-07 § 1 (Exh. A), 2020.)

The total floor area of a building measured from the interior faces of load-bearing walls excluding air shafts, stairwells, elevator shafts, restrooms, and mechanical equipment rooms.

Net Lighting Acre

Outdoor

An Light Fixtureacre of the remaining ground area after deleting all portions for proposed and existing public and private street rights-of-way within a development, parcel, or subdivision. If there are any E1 lighting zones on the property, then they shall also be excluded from the calculations of net lighting acre.

Net Lot Area

An

The outdoor illuminating device, outdoor lighting or reflective surface, lamp or similar device, permanently installed or portable, used for illumination. Such devices include, but are not limitedarea included within lot lines after all right-of-way dedications have been made as required by the Town to:

a. Parking lot lightingof Oro Valley.

Noise

Any sound which annoys or disturbs humans or which causes or tends to cause an adverse effect on humans, domesticated animals or livestock.

b. On ((O)20-07 , 2020.)

Noise Abatement Plan

c. Building and structural lighting

A detailed plan demonstrating the mitigation measures to be taken in order to meet the noise requirements of this code.

((O)20-07 , 2020.) d. Landscape lighting

Noise Impact Study

e. Recreational lighting

An analysis performed by a qualified acoustical engineer which determines the potential noise impacts of a proposed use.

((O)20-07 , 2020.) f. Product

Nonconforming displayBuilding area lighting

A building or portion of which was lawful when established but does not conform to a subsequently established district or district regulations.

Nonconforming Lot

g. Building overhangs and open canopies

A parcel of land having less area, frontage, or dimensions than required in the district in which it is located.

Nonconforming Use

h. Security lighting

A building or land, lawfully occupied by a use at the time of passage of this code or code amendment, that does not conform after passage of this code or code amendment with the use regulations of the district in which it is located.

Non-Density-Based Land Uses

Those land uses of a non-residential nature.

Non-Ionizing Electromagnetic Radiation (NIER)

Outdoor Storage

Is electromagnetic radiation primarily in the visible, infrared, and radio frequency portions of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Occupancy

The supply, stock of merchandise, materials or similar items accumulated in an area outside of the business. ((O)20-08 § 1 (Exh. A), 2020; (O)20-07 § 1 (Exh. A), 2020.)

The purpose for which a building, or part thereof, is used or intended to be used.

Office

Outdoor

A Type Businessbuilding or part thereof, designed, intended or used for the practice of a profession, including medical, the carrying on of a business, the conduct of public administration, or, where not conducted on the site thereof, the administration of an industry, but shall not include a retail commercial use, any industrial use, financial institution, place of amusement, or place of assembly.

Office Park

A business, all or most of whose activities are conductedgroup of offices planned and designed for the site on which it is built, or items displayedfunctioning as a unit, inwith off-street parking and landscaping provided on the property as an open areaintegral part of the unit. Overlay District

Open House

A zoningdwelling district that provides supplemental regulations to be applied in addition to those of the original zone, or providesor office space that is for density transfers,sale or for coordinated developmentlease of several uses and shall include the Hillside Development Zone, Planned Residential Development District, and Planned Area Development District. Any applicable regulations superimposed byto which the Floodplain Management Code shall bepublic is invited for walk-in addition to the requirements of this zoning codeinspection. Owner

Open Space

The

An person or persons holding title by deedarea meant to land or holding title as vendees under land contractprovide a natural or holding any other title of recordgarden environment. Parapet Wall

Common

A wall extending above the platelandscape or natural open space, lineother than frontage open space, intended for use by all occupants of a buildingdevelopment. Parcel

Frontage

An

The area within legally described boundaries under common ownership and capablelandscaped or natural open space between the right-of-way line of being separately conveyed. A lota dedicated street and any perimeter structure(s) within the development except that this space may extend between structures or between a subdivision isstructure and a side property line to a parceldepth of not more than one-half (1/2) the width of the opening. Park

Landscaped

An area improved through the harmonious combination of natural desert growth with the introduction of land designatedtrees, shrubs, and used for recreation purposesgroundcover the purpose of which is to enhance the visual and aesthetic quality of any structure or development. Linear

Natural

A park that has a much greater length than widthnatural, completely undisturbed, desert area. Private

Outdoor Display

An areaarrangement of land designatedmerchandise sold and used for active and/or passive recreation intended for use by residents of the subdivision or complex in which the park is locatedon the property in such a way to give special prominence and designed to attract buyers. Public

((O)16-10 , 2016.)

An area of land designated and used by the public for active and/or passive recreation.

Parking Aisle

Outdoor Light Fixture

The aisle on which vehicles are allowed access to the individual parking stalls and are characterized by slow speeds and high turning movements.

Parking Area

An outdoor illuminating device, outdoor lighting or reflective surface, lamp or similar device, permanently installed or portable, used for illumination. Such devices include, but are not limited to:

a. Parking lot lighting

A public or private land area designed and used for off-street parking.

Private

A parking area for the private use of the owners or occupants of the lot on which the parking area is located; this does not include parking on sidewalks or streets; this does include “reserved” designations.

Public

b. On-site circulation lighting

A parking area available to the public, with or without compensation, used to accommodate clients, customers, employees, guests, or visitors.

Parking Bay

c. Building and structural lighting

A parking module consisting of one (1) or two (2) rows of parking spaces and the aisle from which vehicles enter and leave the spaces.

Parking Lot

A parcel of land devoted to parking spaces as set forth by the parking standards of the Town of Oro Valley.

Commercial

d. Landscape lighting

A lot available to the general public, who may be required to pay a charge or fee for said usage to the owner of the lot or his agent.

Parking Space

e. Recreational lighting

The space for the parking of a vehicle within a public or private parking area.

Parking Structure

A building designed for temporary storage of motor vehicles.

Party Wall

f. Product display area lighting

A single common wall between two (2) adjacent units.

Patio Home

g. Building overhangs and open canopies

An attached or detached single-family dwelling constructed with no side yard on one (1) side of the lot.

Pedestrian Way

A public walk dedicated entirely through a block, from street to street, or providing access to a school, park, recreation area, or shopping center.

Pennant

h. Security lighting

A lightweight fabric or other material, whether or not containing a message of any kind, suspended from a rope, wire, or string, designed to attract attention.

Perimeter Roads

Outdoor Storage

The roads along the perimeter of buildings and at the ends of parking aisles where they abut property lines and provide customer drop-off and pickup as well as emergency access to the building.

Permitted Use

The supply, stock of merchandise, materials or similar items accumulated in an area outside of the business.

A use specifically permitted or a use analogous to those specifically permitted.

Personal Services ((O)16-10 , 2016.) An

Outdoor establishment whereType Business individual services are provided, including, but not limited to, barber shops, salons, health/day spas including massage, dry cleaners and laundromats (not including industrial cleaners), and teaching studios. Pet

A non-hooved animal generally recognized as a domestic householdbusiness, all or most of whose activities are animal. Planning and Zoning Commissionconducted, or items displayed, in an open area.

Overlay District

The

A Planning andzoning district that provides supplemental regulations to be applied in addition to those of the Zoning Commissionoriginal zone, or provides for density transfers, or for coordinated development of several uses and shall include the Hillside Development Zone, Planned Residential Development District, and Planned Area Development District. Any applicable regulations superimposed by the Floodplain Management Code shall be in addition to the Townrequirements of Oro Valleythis zoning code. Plant Nursery

Owner

A

The place where young treesperson or persons holding title by deed to land and/or other plants are raised for transplantingholding title as vendees under land contract or for saleholding any other title of record. Plat

Parapet Wall

A mapwall of a subdivision:

a. Final Plat shall mean a map of all or partextending above the plate line of a subdivision providing substantial conformance to an approved preliminary plat prepared by a registered civil engineer or a registered land surveyor in accordance with Section 22.9.D of this codebuilding.

Parcel

An area within legally described boundaries under common ownership and capable of being separately conveyed. A lot within a subdivision is a parcel.

Park

b. Recorded Plat shall mean a final plat bearing all of the certificates of approval required in Section 22.9.F of this code and duly recorded in the Pima County Recorder’s Office.

An area of land designated and used for recreation purposes.

Linear

Plate Line

A park that has a much greater length than width.

Private

The

An point at which the bottomarea of land designated and ofused the main roof structure first touchesfor active and/or passive recreation intended for use by residents of the subdivision or bears upon an external wallcomplex in which the park is located. Political Subdivision

Public

A

An separate legal entityarea of the State, including counties, cities,land designated and schoolused districts orby the public fire or emergency services, etcfor active and/or passive recreation. Preschool

Parking Aisle

See

The Day careaisle on which vehicles are allowed access to the individual parking stalls and are characterized by slow speeds and high turning movements. Preservation

Parking Area

In

A the contextpublic or of the environmentally sensitive lands conservation system, the attempt to maintainprivate land in its current condition to protect the area from negativedesigned and humanused influence. ((O)11for off-01, Enacted,street 02/16/2011)parking.

Private

A parking area for the private use of the owners or occupants of the lot on which the parking area is located; this does not include parking on sidewalks or streets; this does include “reserved” designations.

Public

Private Club

A parking area available to the public, with or without compensation, used to accommodate clients, customers, employees, guests, or visitors.

Parking Bay

An establishment, which may possess a series 14 liquor license, primarily organized for some common social purpose, including veterans of foreign wars, American Legion and other similar social organizations.

Prohibited Use

A parking module consisting of one (1) or two (2) rows of parking spaces and the aisle from which vehicles enter and leave the spaces.

Parking Lot

A use not specifically permitted or a use analogous to those not specifically permitted.

Projection

A parcel of land devoted to parking spaces as set forth by the parking standards of the Town of Oro Valley.

Commercial

To jut out or hang over without supporting structural elements. ((O)20-08 § 1 (Exh. A), 2020; (O)20-07 § 1 (Exh. A), 2020.)

A lot available to the general public, who may be required to pay a charge or fee for said usage to the owner of the lot or his agent.

Parking Space

Public Artwork

The space for the parking of a vehicle within a public or private parking area.

Parking Structure

Artwork

A that is accessible to the community and the general public. It may be privately funded and owned or it may be fully funded by public agenciesbuilding designed for publictemporary benefit. Public artwork adds aesthetic appeal, draws visitors and improves the imagestorage of the Townmotor vehicles. It entails the application of skill and taste by an artist in creating an original work of art. Privately funded and owned public artwork may not include: directional graphics or color-coded location indicators, mass-produced or standard “off-the-shelf” items, including playground equipment, fountains, or statuary, and most art reproductions. ((O)14-02, Amended, 01/15/2014; (O)08-23, Enacted, 12/03/2008)

Party Wall

A single common wall between two (2) adjacent units.

Patio Home

Qualified

An Habitat Restoration Specialistattached or detached single-family dwelling constructed with no side yard on one (1) side of the lot.

Pedestrian Way

A person with a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree inpublic walk dedicated entirely through a natural resources-related fieldblock, and five (5) yearsfrom street to street, of experience in the field ofor providing access to a school, habitatpark, biology. ((O)11-01recreation area, Enacted,or shopping 02/16/2011)center.

Pennant

A lightweight fabric or other material, whether or not containing a message of any kind, suspended from a rope, wire, or string, designed to attract attention.

Perimeter Roads

Ranch

The roads along the perimeter of buildings and at the ends of parking aisles where they abut property lines and provide customer drop-off and pickup as well as emergency access to the building.

Permitted Use

An area of ten (10) or more contiguous acres that is used for the raising of livestock on a commercial basis.

Recreation Area

A use specifically permitted or a use analogous to those specifically permitted.

Personal Services

A land area that is designated for recreation or contains specific facilities such as community recreational centers, pedestrian ways, swimming pools, picnic facilities, basketball and sport courts, playground equipment and exercise equipment.

Active

An establishment where individual services are provided, including, but not limited to, barber shops, salons, health/day spas including massage, dry cleaners and laundromats (not including industrial cleaners), and teaching studios.

Pet

An area delineated for formal activities, which may or may not require equipment and take place on a prescribed field. Active recreational areas include, but are not limited to, tennis, volleyball, bocce ball and other court games, baseball, soccer and other field sports, swimming pools, track and improved playground activity areas.

Passive

A non-hooved animal generally recognized as a domestic household animal.

Planning and Zoning Commission

An area delineated for activities that involve relatively inactive or less energetic activities, such as walking, sitting, picnicking, card games, checkers, and similar table games. Passive recreational areas also include natural open space, which contain nature walks and observation areas.

Recreational Building

The Planning and Zoning Commission of the Town of Oro Valley.

Plant Nursery

A building of which the primary use and function is for recreational activities.

Recreational Facilities

A place where young trees and/or other plants are raised for transplanting or for sale.

Plat

A place designed and equipped for the conduct of sports, exercise, and/or leisure-time activities.

Religious Institution

A map of a subdivision:

a. Final Plat shall mean a map of all or part of a subdivision providing substantial conformance to an approved preliminary plat prepared by a registered civil engineer or a registered land surveyor in accordance with Section 22.9.D of this code.

A place of gathering or assembly with the primary purpose of religious worship. Typical religious uses include, but are not limited to, churches, synagogues, mosques and temples. ((O)20-08 § 1 (Exh. A), 2020; (O)20-07 § 1 (Exh. A), 2020.)

b. Recorded Plat shall mean a final plat bearing all of the certificates of approval required in Section 22.9.F of this code and duly recorded in the Pima County Recorder’s Office.

Resort

A group or groups of buildings containing more than five (5) dwelling units and/or guest rooms and providing outdoor recreational activities, which may include golf, horseback riding, swimming, shuffleboard, tennis, and other similar activities, including associated lighting. A resort may furnish services customarily furnished by a hotel including a restaurant, bar, specialty retail shops, and convention facilities.

Restaurant

Plate Line

An

The establishment primarily engaged inpoint at which the servingbottom of food to thethe main roof structure first touches or bears upon an external publicwall. Drive-In

Political Subdivision

A buildingseparate or structure where food and drink are served for consumption onlegal entity of the premises by order from the service to a vehicular passenger outside the structureState, including counties, cities, school districts or public fire or emergency services, etc. Drive-Through

Preschool

A

See buildingDay or structure where food and drink are served for consumption within the building or off the premises by order from vehicular passengers outside the structure including, but not limited to, services from an outdoor service windowcare. Retail

Preservation

A

In salethe context of the environmentally sensitive lands conservation for any purposesystem, the attempt to maintain land in its current condition to protect the form of tangible personal propertyarea from negative human influence. General

((O)11-01 , 2011.)

An establishment primarily engaged in the sale of goods or products to the end consumer, not including wholesale, manufacturing or other similar types of sales.

Retaining Wall

Private Club

A wall designed to withstand lateral and hydrostatic pressures and built to keep earth from sliding.

Revegetation

An establishment, which may possess a series 14 liquor license, primarily organized for some common social purpose, including veterans of foreign wars, American Legion and other similar social organizations.

Prohibited Use

Placement of living plant materials including, but not limited to, seed on sites or cut-and-fill slopes where the natural vegetation has been removed.

Ridge

A use not specifically permitted or a use analogous to those not specifically permitted.

Projection

A topographic feature above sloped areas fifteen percent (15%) and greater that forms a crest or hilltop of at least eighty (80) feet in width. Ridges may include sloped areas as illustrated below.

((O)11-01, Enacted, 02/16/2011)

To jut out or hang over without supporting structural elements.

((O)18-15 , 2018.) Ring Road

Public Artwork

A road that typically provides unimpeded access to the parking aisles from the access drives and performs a collector function. A ring road is not primarily adjacent to the buildings except in service areas.

Rip-Rap

Artwork that is accessible to the community and the general public. It may be privately funded and owned or it may be fully funded by public agencies for public benefit. Public artwork adds aesthetic appeal, draws visitors and improves the image of the Town. It entails the application of skill and taste by an artist in creating an original work of art. Privately funded and owned public artwork may not include: directional graphics or color-coded location indicators, mass-produced or standard “off-the-shelf” items, including playground equipment, fountains, or statuary, and most art reproductions.

A bed or wall consisting of stones placed in an irregular fashion.

Grouted ((O)14-02 , 2014; (O)08-23, 2008.)

Rip-rap that is held together with or placed in cementatious material.

Riparian Habitats

Qualified Habitat Restoration Specialist

Biological communities occurring in association with any spring, cienega, lake, watercourse, river, stream, creek, wash, arroyo, or other body of water, either surface or subsurface, or any channel having banks and beds through which water flows, at least periodically. Riparian habitats may be generally characterized or distinguished into three (3) classes, hydroriparian, mesoriparian, and xeroriparian, by a difference in plant species composition, or an increase in the size and/or density of vegetation, as compared to upland areas, as follows:

a. Hydroriparian Habitats

A person with a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a natural resources-related field, and five (5) years of experience in the field of habitat biology.

((O)11-01 , 2011.)

Riparian habitats generally associated with perennial water- courses, with plant communities dominated by obligate or preferential wetland plant species, such as willow and cottonwood.

b. Mesoriparian Habitats

Ranch

Riparian

An habitats generally associated with perennial or intermittent flows,area of ten (10) or shallow ground water, with plant communities dominated by speciesmore contiguous acres that may also be found in drier habitats, butis containused some preferential riparian plant species, such as ash or netleaf hackberry. The mesquite bosque and sycamore/ash association are examples of this community typefor the raising of livestock on a commercial basis.

c. Xeroriparian Habitats

Recreation Area

A land area that is designated for recreation or contains specific facilities such as community recreational centers, pedestrian ways, swimming pools, picnic facilities, basketball and sport courts, playground equipment and exercise equipment.

Active

Xeroriparian habitats are supported by intermittent or ephemeral stream flows. Typical species associated with this habitat type include mesquite, blue palo verde, desert willow, catclaw acacia, whitehorn acacia, desert hackberry, and ironwood. Actual species composition is typically a function of the extent and frequency of stream flow. Xeroriparian habitats are present along washes throughout the Town of Oro Valley.

For the purposes of this classification system, xeroriparian habitats are further divided into the following subcategories:

1. High Xeroriparian A Habitats

An area delineated for formal activities, which may or may not require equipment and take place on a prescribed field. Active recreational areas include, but are not limited to, tennis, volleyball, bocce ball and other court games, baseball, soccer and other field sports, swimming pools, track and improved playground activity areas.

Passive

Generally

An associated with well-developed water- courses. The trees present are generally sixteen (16) feet to twenty (20) feet tallarea delineated for activities that involve relatively inactive or taller. The vegetative volumeless energetic per unit area within this habitat type is approximately 0.850 M3/M2 with much of the volume present within the denseactivities, such as walking, sitting, picnicking, card games, checkers, and similar table over-storygames. The diversity of species is relatively greater than that associated with intermediate xeroriparian b and low riparian c habitat types. MesquitePassive recreational areas also include natural open space, desert willow, blue palo verde,which contain nature walks and desert hackberry are representative tree species within High Xeroriparian A Habitatobservation areas.

2. Intermediate Xeroriparian B Habitats

Recreational Building

A building of which the primary use and function is for recreational activities.

Recreational Facilities

Typically occur along well-developed water- courses. The principal distinction between Xeroriparian A and Xeroriparian B Habitats is that of plant size (height, trunk size, and total vegetative volume). Trees in this habitat type generally range from six (6) feet to fifteen (15) feet tall. The under-story is often more extensive than Xeroriparian A Habitats due to a more open over-story canopy.

Within Intermediate Xeroriparian B Habitats, the vegetative volume per unit area is typically 0.675 M3/M2. Mesquite, ironwood, blue palo verde, catclaw acacia, desert broom, and desert hackberry are representative of this habitat type.

3. Low Xeroriparian C Habitats

A place designed and equipped for the conduct of sports, exercise, and/or leisure-time activities.

Religious Institution

Typically

A occur along minor watercourses and alongplace of gathering or assembly with the peripheral edgesprimary purpose of major watercoursesreligious worship. The typical vegetative volume per unit area in thisTypical religious uses habitat type is between 0.500 and 0.675 M3/M2. Whitethorn acaciainclude, but are not limited to, catclaw acaciachurches, desert creosote bushsynagogues, bunchgrasses,mosques and bursage are typically found within Low Xeroriparian C Habitatstemples.

4. Regional Drainageway

((O)07-33, 2007.)

Not a single habitat type, but rather an aggregation of the habitat types described above distributed continuously along a regional drainage- way. The regional drainageway is significant in that it typically extends for lengths of several miles and may extend from the urbanized portions of the Town into large tracts of undeveloped public lands. Within the current boundaries of Oro Valley, this habitat feature occurs along the Canada del Oro Wash and Big Wash.

The regional drainageway typically consists of patches of Xeroriparian A, B, and C.

Habitats, separated by areas of sparsely vegetated or nonvegetated wash bottom all of which is within the undeveloped floodplain.

The high habitat value associated with regional drainageways stems from their length (which can be uninterrupted for lengths of several miles), their width (which provides habitat areas that are relatively isolated from adjacent urban developments),

Research and their configuration (which provides connections between various tributary channels and, in some instances, connections to tracts of preserved natural open space). Scenic Resource Conservation AreaDevelopment

Lands

The adjacent to designated scenic corridors where the land useconducting of research of a commercial, industrial, or scientific nature, including analytic, diagnostic, processing, testing or experimentation and design requirementsother types of laboratory services but not for the ESL scenic resources categorymanufacture or sale of products apply.except ((O)11-01, Enacted,as incidental to 02/16/2011)the main purpose of the laboratory.

((O)20-06 , 2020.) School

Resort

A placegroup or groups of generalbuildings containing more than five (5) dwelling units and/or guest rooms and providing outdoor recreational activities, which may include golf, horseback riding, swimming, shuffleboard, tennis, and other instructionsimilar activities, including associated lighting. Private A resort may furnish services customarily furnished by a hotel including a restaurant, bar, specialty retail shops, and convention facilities.

Restaurant

A

An placeestablishment of general instruction, such as private academies, business schools or colleges thatprimarily engaged in the are not a charter school or partserving of a public school systemfood to the public. Public

Drive-In

A place of general instruction which are recognized by the Arizona Department of Education as a charter school or as part ofbuilding or structure where food and drink are served for consumption on the premises by order from the service to a public school systemvehicular passenger outside the structure. Screen

Drive-Through

An

A opaque barrier designed and installed to conceal areas usedbuilding or structure where food and drink are served for storage, refuse, mechanicalconsumption within the equipment, parkingbuilding or delivery service loading baysoff the premises by order from street and public viewvehicular passengers outside the structure including, orbut not limited to, buffer adjacent usesservices from an outdoor service window. Screen Wall

Retail

An

A opaque wall at least six (6) feetsale for any purpose in height located along the perimeterform of a said use thattangible personal abuts a residential use, the purpose of which is to minimize any impacts associated with contiguous or adjacent land usesproperty. ((O)11-15, Amended, 05/18/2011)

General

An establishment primarily engaged in the sale of goods or products to the end consumer, not including wholesale, manufacturing or other similar types of sales.

Retaining Wall

Sculptured Rock

A wall designed to withstand lateral and hydrostatic pressures and built to keep earth from sliding.

Revegetation

A soil stabilization treatment using a material, such as concrete or gunite, which is sculpted to resemble natural stone.

Self Storage

Placement of living plant materials including, but not limited to, seed on sites or cut-and-fill slopes where the natural vegetation has been removed.

Ridge

An establishment providing temporary storage facilities to one (1) or more individuals as a primary use.

Senior Care Facility

A topographic feature above sloped areas fifteen percent (15%) and greater that forms a crest or hilltop of at least eighty (80) feet in width. Ridges may include sloped areas as illustrated below.

A health care facility providing single or multiple types of senior care, including independent living facilities or facilities defined and licensed by the State of Arizona as an assisted living facility, hospice in ((O)11-01 , 2011.) ((O)15-16, Enacted, 11/08/2015)

Ring Road

Setback

A road that typically provides unimpeded access to the parking aisles from the access drives and performs a collector function. A ring road is not primarily adjacent to the buildings except in service areas.

Rip-Rap

The shortest straight line distance in feet from the nearest property or lot boundary to a main or accessory building, structure, sign or the like located on the same property or lot.

Nakoma Sky Setback Measurement

Covered Porch in Front Setback

Sexually Oriented Business

A bed or wall consisting of stones placed in an irregular fashion.

Grouted

Classified as the following:

a. Adult arcades;

Rip-rap that is held together with or placed in cementatious material.

Riparian Habitats

b. Adult

Biological bookstorescommunities occurring in association with any spring, cienega, lake, watercourse, river, stream, creek, wash, arroyo, or other body of water, adult novelty shopseither surface or subsurface, or adultany channel having banks and beds through which water flows, at least periodically. Riparian habitats may be generally characterized or distinguished into three (3) classes, hydroriparian, mesoriparian, and xeroriparian, by a difference in plant species composition, or an increase in the size and/or density of vegetation, as compared to upland areas, as follows:

a. Hydroriparian videoHabitats stores;

c. Adult cabarets;

Riparian habitats generally associated with perennial water- courses, with plant communities dominated by obligate or preferential wetland plant species, such as willow and cottonwood.

b. Mesoriparian Habitats

d. Adult motels;

Riparian habitats generally associated with perennial or intermittent flows, or shallow ground water, with plant communities dominated by species that may also be found in drier habitats, but contain some preferential riparian plant species, such as ash or netleaf hackberry. The mesquite bosque and sycamore/ash association are examples of this community type.

c. Xeroriparian Habitats

e. Adult motion picture theaters;

Xeroriparian habitats are supported by intermittent or ephemeral stream flows. Typical species associated with this habitat type include mesquite, blue palo verde, desert willow, catclaw acacia, whitehorn acacia, desert hackberry, and ironwood. Actual species composition is typically a function of the extent and frequency of stream flow. Xeroriparian habitats are present along washes throughout the Town of Oro Valley.

For the purposes of this classification system, xeroriparian habitats are further divided into the following subcategories:

1. High Xeroriparian A Habitats

f. Adult theaters;

Generally associated with well-developed water- courses. The trees present are generally sixteen (16) feet to twenty (20) feet tall or taller. The vegetative volume per unit area within this habitat type is approximately 0.850 M3/M2 with much of the volume present within the dense over-story.

The diversity of species is relatively greater than that associated with intermediate xeroriparian b and low riparian c habitat types. Mesquite, desert willow, blue palo verde, and desert hackberry are representative tree species within High Xeroriparian A Habitat areas.

2. Intermediate Xeroriparian B Habitats

g. Adult vending machines;

Typically occur along well-developed water- courses. The principal distinction between Xeroriparian A and Xeroriparian B Habitats is that of plant size (height, trunk size, and total vegetative volume). Trees in this habitat type generally range from six (6) feet to fifteen (15) feet tall. The under-story is often more extensive than Xeroriparian A Habitats due to a more open over-story canopy.

Within Intermediate Xeroriparian B Habitats, the vegetative volume per unit area is typically 0.675 M3/M2. Mesquite, ironwood, blue palo verde, catclaw acacia, desert broom, and desert hackberry are representative of this habitat type.

3. Low Xeroriparian C Habitats

h. Escort agencies;

Typically occur along minor watercourses and along the peripheral edges of major watercourses. The typical vegetative volume per unit area in this habitat type is between 0.500 and 0.675 M3/M2. Whitethorn acacia, catclaw acacia, desert creosote bush, bunchgrasses, and bursage are typically found within Low Xeroriparian C Habitats.

4. Regional Drainageway

i. Nude

Not model studios;a single habitat type, but rather an aggregation of the habitat types described above distributed continuously along a regional drainage- way. The regional drainageway is significant in that it typically extends for lengths of several miles and may extend from the urbanized portions of the Town into large tracts of undeveloped public lands. Within the current boundaries of Oro Valley, this habitat feature occurs along the Canada del Oro Wash and Big Wash.

The regional drainageway typically consists of patches of Xeroriparian A, B, and C.

Habitats, separated by areas of sparsely vegetated or nonvegetated wash bottom all of which is within the undeveloped floodplain.

The high habitat value associated with regional drainageways stems from their length (which can be uninterrupted for lengths of several miles), their width (which provides habitat areas that are relatively isolated from adjacent urban developments), and their configuration (which provides connections between various tributary channels and, in some instances, connections to tracts of preserved natural open space).

Scenic Resource Conservation Area

Lands adjacent to designated scenic corridors where the land use and design requirements of the ESL scenic resources category apply.

j. Sexual ((O)11-01 , 2011.)

School

Refer to the Oro Valley Town Code Section 8-4-1 for further definition of the above listed classifications. ((O)20-08 § 1 (Exh. A), 2020; (O)20-07 § 1 (Exh. A), 2020.)

A place of general instruction.

Private

Shared Access

A place of general instruction, such as private academies, business schools or colleges that are not a charter school or part of a public school system.

Public

Shared

A ingress/egress points for vehicular circulation purposesplace of general instruction which are recognized by the Arizona Department of Education as a charter school or as part of a public school system. Shopping Center

Screen

A

An group of stores plannedopaque barrier designed and designed for the site oninstalled to conceal areas whichused it is builtfor storage, refuse, functioning asmechanical equipment, aparking unit, with common points of ingressor delivery service loading bays from street and egresspublic view, or to buffer adjacent uses. Short Term

Screen Wall

A

An time period no more than sevenopaque wall at least six (76) daysfeet in height located along the perimeter of a said use that abuts a residential use, the purpose of which is to minimize any impacts associated with contiguous or adjacent land uses. Short-Term Rental Property

((O)11-15 , 2011.)

A building(s) of a residential character other than a hotel or motel compatible with the neighborhood offering temporary lodging for less than one (1) month (30 days).

Significant Vegetation (SV)

Sculptured Rock

Specific plant communities, and/or unique plant occurrences, and/or unique individual specimens that demonstrate, through the presence of certain criteria areas, special value to the Sonoran desert ecosystem:

a. Plant community is an area of vegetation dominated by one (1) or more species. Climate, elevation, soil types and other factors ultimately determine the limits and boundaries of particular plant communities. Examples of a plant community dominated by one (1) species are desert grassland and creosote bush association, or a grove of trees, for example mesquite bosque. These communities can form almost pure stands of single species. Examples of co-dominant plant communities are cottonwood-willow and palo verde-saguaro association. Plant communities create an environment that is beneficial, unique, and/or valuable to the desert ecosystem.

A soil stabilization treatment using a material, such as concrete or gunite, which is sculpted to resemble natural stone.

Self Storage

b. Unique

An plant occurrences are areas of vegetation that exist in contrastestablishment providing temporary storage facilities to the majority of the surrounding vegetative community due to either microclimatesone (1) or availability of water sources. Examples are stands of ironwoodmore individuals as a primary use.

Senior trees orCare Facility riparian areas.

A health care facility providing single or multiple types of senior care, including independent living facilities or facilities defined and licensed by the State of Arizona as an assisted living facility, hospice in-patient facility, nursing care institution or similarly licensed facilities.

c. Unique plant refers to any native tree, shrub, or cacti with extraordinary characteristics such as, but not limited to, age, size, shape, form, canopy cover, or aesthetic value. An example may be crested saguaros, a rare, massive ancient tree, or tree with unusual shape. ((O)15-16 , 2015.)

Setback

Signs

The shortest straight line distance in feet from the nearest property or lot boundary to a main or accessory building, structure, sign or the like located on the same property or lot.

Sexually Oriented Business

See Chapter 28 for definitions and requirements.

Site

Classified as the following:

a. Adult arcades;

A land area designated for development as a single entity, exclusive of any public right-of-way or property, which consists of one (1) parcel or any number of contiguous parcels.

Site-Delivered Dwelling A dwelling that is not constructed on the site on which it is located. Site-delivered homes include prefabricated housing

b. Adult bookstores, manufactured housing, and mobile homes. Site-delivered homes do not include recreationadult novelty shops or vehicles. Site Planadult video stores;

A plan drawing of an individual site (see definition, “Site”) including the layout of buildings, circulation system, parking, walls, landscaping, open space, and any other appropriate information as required by the Town of Oro Valley to provide adequate public review.

Site Resource Inventory

c. Adult cabarets;

A primary evaluative design tool upon which site design and salvage plans are based. The information contained in the site resource inventory shall be utilized for purposes of site planning and design, and shall describe and identify natural characteristics of the site, including areas of significant vegetation. Preservation of protected natural area and significant vegetation shall be a primary consideration.

Sleeping Unit

A room or space arranged, designed or used as living quarters, with sleeping and living areas and bathroom facilities, without full kitchen facilities. ((O)06-06, 2006.)

d. Adult motels;

Slope

e. Adult motion picture theaters;

Degree of deviation of a surface from the horizontal; measured as a numerical ratio, percent, or in degrees. Expressed as a ratio, the first number is the horizontal distance (run) and the second is the vertical distance (rise), as 2:1. A 2:1 slope is a fifty percent (50%) slope. Expressed in degrees, the slope is the angle from the horizontal plane, with a ninety (90)-degree slope being vertical (maximum) and forty-five (45) degrees being a 1:1 or one hundred percent (100%) slope.

Slope, Exposed, Height of

f. Adult theaters;

Vertical dimension of the exposed slope, measured from the top of the adjacent finished grade to the point where the cut or fill slope intercepts the natural grade.

Slope Interceptor Drain

A drainage swale designed to collect and divert the flow of water.

Small Cell Wireless Facility

g. Adult vending machines;

A wireless facility that meets both of the following:

a. All antennas are located inside an enclosure of not more than six (6) cubic feet in volume or, in the case of an antenna that has exposed elements, the antenna and all of the antenna’s exposed elements could fit within an imaginary enclosure of not more than six (6) cubic feet in volume.

h. Escort agencies;

b. All other wireless equipment associated with the facility is cumulatively not more than twenty-eight (28) cubic feet in volume, or fifty (50) cubic feet in volume if the equipment was ground-mounted before August 9, 2017. The following types of associated ancillary equipment are not included in the calculation of equipment volume pursuant to this subdivision:

i. Nude model studios; and

i. An electric meter;

j. Sexual encounter centers.

ii. Concealment elements;

Refer to the Oro Valley Town Code Section 8-4-1 for further definition of the above listed classifications.

((O)06-06, 2006.) iii. A telecommunications demarcation box;

Shared Access

iv. Grounding equipment;

Shared ingress/egress points for vehicular circulation purposes.

Shopping Center

A group of stores planned and designed for the site on which it is built, functioning as a unit, with common points of ingress and egress.

Short Term

v. A power transfer switch;

A time period no more than seven (7) days.

Short-Term Rental Property

vi. 

A cutoffbuilding(s) switch;of a residential character other than a hotel or motel compatible with the neighborhood offering temporary lodging for less than one (1) month (30 days).

Significant Vegetation (SV)

Specific plant communities, and/or unique plant occurrences, and/or unique individual specimens that demonstrate, through the presence of certain criteria areas, special value to the Sonoran desert ecosystem:

a. Plant community is an area of vegetation dominated by one (1) or more species. Climate, elevation, soil types and other factors ultimately determine the limits and boundaries of particular plant communities. Examples of a plant community dominated by one (1) species are desert grassland and creosote bush association, or a grove of trees, for example mesquite bosque. These communities can form almost pure stands of single species. Examples of co-dominant plant communities are cottonwood-willow and palo verde-saguaro association. Plant communities create an environment that is beneficial, unique, and/or valuable to the desert ecosystem.

vii. Vertical cable runs for the connection of power and other services. ((O)18-02, Enacted, 01/17/2018)

b. Unique plant occurrences are areas of vegetation that exist in contrast to the majority of the surrounding vegetative community due to either microclimates or availability of water sources. Examples are stands of ironwood trees or riparian areas.

c. Unique plant refers to any native tree, shrub, or cacti with extraordinary characteristics such as, but not limited to, age, size, shape, form, canopy cover, or aesthetic value. An example may be crested saguaros, a rare, massive ancient tree, or tree with unusual shape.

Soil

Naturally occurring deposits overlying bedrock.

Soils Engineer of Record

Signs

A

See personChapter whose discipline is soils engineering, who has prepared and sealed a geotechnical report28 for a specific propertydefinitions and requirements. Soundproof

Site

A condition where no noise, toland area designated for development as a reasonable personsingle entity, would be discernible at the nearestexclusive of any public right-of-way or property, which consists of one (1) parcel or any number of contiguous lineparcels. Special Use

Site-Delivered Dwelling

A temporary use of a property for a special event, which may or may not be in compliance with the standards of the zoning district in which it is to be located. Said uses, which may be public or private, may include, but are not limited to, civic, philanthropic, educational, religious, sporting, and/or social events, fundraisers, or holiday sales, or any other special temporary use, as may be deemed analogous to these examples by the Planning

A dwelling that is not constructed on the site on which it is located. Site-delivered homes include prefabricated housing, manufactured housing, and mobile homes. Site-delivered homes do not include recreation vehicles.

Site and ZoningPerimeter Setback Administrator.

Food Trucks

Sport Court A

Measured surface prepared forfrom the purpose of playing sporting activities including tennis, basketball, volleyball, croquet, shuffleboard, bocce, pickle ball and/or other similar activitiesproperty line of the outer edge of a development envelope containing all of the buildings. Stabilization

((O)20-06 , 2020.)

Treatment with mitigation measures in accordance with the erosion or siltation resistance, or the structural strength, of a graded area.

Stable

Site Plan

An area used for the storage and keeping of horses, mules or ponies.

Commercial

A plan drawing of an individual site (see definition, “Site”) including the layout of buildings, circulation system, parking, walls, landscaping, open space, and any other appropriate information as required by the Town of Oro Valley to provide adequate public review.

Site Resource Inventory

An area of ten (10) or more contiguous acres containing a stable for horses, mules, or ponies that are hired, bred, shown, or boarded on a commercial basis. Commercial stables must meet the conditions of Section 25.1.B.4 of this Code.

Private

A primary evaluative design tool upon which site design and salvage plans are based. The information contained in the site resource inventory shall be utilized for purposes of site planning and design, and shall describe and identify natural characteristics of the site, including areas of significant vegetation. Preservation of protected natural area and significant vegetation shall be a primary consideration.

Sleeping Unit

A detached accessory building for the keeping of horses, mules, or ponies owned by the occupants of the premises and not kept for remuneration, hire, or sale.

Stockpile

A room or space arranged, designed or used as living quarters, with sleeping and living areas and bathroom facilities, without full kitchen facilities.

The ((O)09-05, 2009.)

That portion of a building included between the upper surface of any floor and the upper surface of the floor next above, except that the topmost story shall be that portion of a building included between the upper surface of the topmost floor and the ceiling or roof above.

Street

Slope

A

Degree street, avenue, boulevard, road, lane, parkwayof deviation of a surface from the horizontal; measured as a numerical ratio, placepercent, alley easement for accessor in degrees. Expressed as a ratio, viaduct or bridgethe first number is the horizontal distance (run) and approaches theretothe second is the vertical distance (rise), as 2:1. A street2:1 slope is a includesfifty percent (50%) slope. Expressed in degrees, the land betweenslope is the right-of-way lines whether improved or unimprovedangle from the horizontal plane, with a ninety (90)-degree slope being vertical (maximum) and may comprise pavements, shoulders, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, parking areas and lawnsforty-five (45) degrees being a 1:1 or one hundred percent (100%) slope.

a. Arterial

Slope, Route (principal arterial)Exposed, Height of

Vertical dimension of the exposed slope, measured from the top of the adjacent finished grade to the point where the cut or fill slope intercepts the natural grade.

Slope Interceptor Drain

Those Interstate, State, or County highways, freeways, expressways, and major thoroughfares having regional continuity.

b. Collector Street

A drainage swale designed to collect and divert the flow of water.

Small Cell Wireless Facility

Those

A streets providingwireless facility that meets both of the trafficfollowing:

a. All movement within neighborhoodsantennas are located inside an enclosure of not more than six (6) cubic feet in volume or, in the Town and between major streets and local streetscase of an antenna that has exposed elements, the antenna and forall of the antenna’s exposed elements could fit within an imaginary enclosure of not more than six direct access to abutting property(6) cubic feet in volume.

c. Local Street

Those

b. All streets providing direct access to residential, commercialother wireless equipment associated with the facility is cumulatively not more than twenty-eight (28) cubic feet in volume, or other abutting land or for local traffic movements and connects to collector or major streetsfifty (50) cubic feet in volume if the equipment was ground-mounted before August 9, 2017.

d. Frontage Street The following types of associated ancillary equipment are not included in the calculation of equipment volume pursuant to this subdivision:

A local street parallel and adjacent to an arterial route which intercepts local streets and controls access to an arterial route.

e. Cul-de-Sac

i. An electric meter;

A short local street permanently terminated in a vehicular turnaround.

f. Alley

ii. Concealment elements;

iii. A public servicetelecommunications demarcation way used to provide secondary vehicular access to properties otherwise abutting upon a street.

Front Lot Line for Lindbergh Drive Property

Street Centerline box;

The centerline of a street right-of-way as determined by the Town Engineer.

Street Line

iv. Grounding equipment;

A dividing line between a lot, tract or parcel of land and a contiguous street (right-of-way).

Front Lot Line for Lindbergh Drive Property

Structural Alterations

v. A change inpower transfer the supporting members of a building such as bearing walls or partitions, columns, beams or girders or any complete rebuilding of a roof. Structure switch;

A piece of work constructed or erected, the use of which requires a location on the ground or attached to something having a location on the ground, but not including a tent, vehicle, trailer coach, or mobile homes.

Structure, Temporary

vi. A cutoff switch;

A piece of work that is readily movable and used or intended to be used for a period not to exceed ninety (90) consecutive days. Such structure shall be subject to all applicable property development standards for the district in which it is located.

Studio, Commercial or Fine Arts A

vii. Vertical studio usedcable runs for professional work or the teaching of any formconnection of commercial or fine artspower and other services. Subdivider

An individual, firm, corporation, partnership, association, syndication, trust or other legal entity that files the application and initiates proceedings for the subdivision of land in accordance with the provisions of this code; and the subdivider need not be the owner of the property.

Subdivision
Improved or unimproved land or lands divided for the purpose of financing sale or lease, whether immediate or future, into four ((O)18-02 , 2018.)

Soil

b. The partitioning of land in accordance with other statutes regulating the partitioning of land held in common ownership.

Naturally occurring deposits overlying bedrock.

Soils Engineer of Record

c. The

A leasing ofperson whose apartments,discipline offices, stores, or similar space within a building or traileris soils engineering, who has prepared and sealed a geotechnical park, nor to mineral, oil,report for a specific property.

Sound or gasExposure Level leases.

A descriptor for characterizing the sound from individual acoustical events.

A-Weighted Sound Exposure Level

Survey

A sound exposure level obtained from an A-weighted sound pressure level.

An activity with the purpose of locating ((O)20-07 , 2020.)

A contained body of water used for swimming or bathing purposes either above ground level or below ground level with the depth of the container being more than eighteen (18) inches in depth or the area being more than thirty-eight (38) square feet.

Private

Sound Pressure

A pool established or maintained on any premises by an individual for his own or hisdisturbance of the atmospheric pressure with respect to the mean barometric pressure producing the sensation family’s useof hearing or for guestsvibration measured in units of the householdpascal (Pa). Public

Peak Sound Pressure

A

The municipal, county, or commercial pool, admission to which may be gained by the general public with or without payment of a feelargest absolute value of the instantaneous sound pressure in pascals (Pa) in a stated frequency band during a specified time interval. Semi-Public

Sound Pressure Level

A membership pool or cooperative pool or

The a pool at an establishment suchsound pressure expressed as a resort, motel, apartment building or other places where the primary business of the establishment is not the operation of swimming facilities and where admission to use the pool is included in consideration given for the primary use of the premisesdecibel. Technical and Professional

A-Weighted Standards and GuidelinesSound Pressure Level

All

Sound aspects of the archaeological mitigation and data recovery efforts shall bepressure level obtained conducted by a professional archaeologist using accepted professional standards and practices consistent with guidelines includedan “A” frequency weighting filter as defined in the Advisory Town Council on Historic Preservation 1980 Handbook; Guidelines for Recovery of Scientific, Prehistoric, Historic, and Archaeological Data: Methods, Standards, and Reporting Requirements (36 CFR 66, dated January 28, 1977); the Standards of Research Performance of the Society of Professional Archaeologists; and the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Archaeological Documentation (FederalOro Valley noise abatement technical bulletin.

Equivalent Register, dated September 29,Continuous Sound Pressure Level 1983). Technical Services

An

The establishment providing services to businesses or individuals of a technical nature, including mail service, printing, photocopying, and computer access centerssound pressure level of a steady, continuous sound having the same sound energy as the time varying sound measured. Temporary Fencing

((O)20-07 , 2020.)

A light, temporary barrier, as approved by the Town, that clearly and conspicuously delineates areas designated to remain undisturbed or that are to be protected during construction.

Temporary Lighting

Sound Level Meter (SLM), Type 1

Lighting used for a limited duration; for example, holiday decorations, civic events, or construction projects.

Terrace

An instrument used to measure sound pressure levels meeting the standards for accuracy established in the Town of Oro Valley noise abatement techinical bulletin.

A relatively level step construction in the face of a graded slope surface for drainage and maintenance purposes.

Testing ((O)20-07 , 2020.)

The limited subsurface excavation or remote sensing of a proposed disturbance (or portion thereof) to determine the potential, type, or extent of the archaeological site. Testing may include trenching and establishing archaeological excavation units and will include the screening of excavated material for artifact recovery.

Theater

Soundproof

An

A establishmentcondition where primarily moviesno noise, shows or performances are shown or conductedto a reasonable person, includingwould movie theaters, playhouses and other performing arts centersbe discernible at the nearest property line. Timeshare Plan

Special Use

A plan or program in which thetemporary use of a property for use, occupancya special event, which may or possession of one (1) or more time-share units circulates among various persons for less than a sixty (60)-day period in anymay not be in compliance with the standards of the zoning district in which it is to be located. Said uses, yearwhich may be public or private, for any occupant. The timeshare plan includes both timeshare ownership plansmay include, but are not limited to, civic, philanthropic, educational, religious, sporting, and/or timeshare use planssocial events, fundraisers, or holiday sales, or any other special temporary use, as follows:

a. Ownership Planmay be deemed analogous to these examples by the Planning and Zoning Administrator.

Sport Court

A surface prepared for the purpose of playing sporting activities including tennis, basketball, volleyball, croquet, shuffleboard, bocce, pickle ball and/or other similar activities.

Stabilization

Any arrangement whether by tenancy in common, sale, deed, or other means whereby the purchaser receives any ownership interest and the right to use the property for a specific or discernible period by temporal division; and

b. Use Plan

Treatment with mitigation measures in accordance with the erosion or siltation resistance, or the structural strength, of a graded area.

Stable

Any

An arrangement, excluding normal hotel operations, whether by membership agreement, lease rental agreement, license, use agreement, securityarea or other means,used wherebyfor the purchaser receives a right to use accommodations or facilities, or bothstorage and keeping of horses, in a timeshare unit for a specificmules or discernible period by temporal division, but does not receive an ownership interestponies. Timeshare Unit

Commercial

The

An accommodations andarea of ten (10) or more contiguous acres containing a related facilities whichstable for horses, mules, or ponies that are hired, bred, shown, or boarded on a commercial basis. Commercial stables must meet the subjectconditions of a timeshare planSection 25.1.B.4 of this Code. Tot Lot

Private

A small (typicallydetached accessory less than one-half (1/2) acre) recreational area primarily intendedbuilding for young children (ages eight (8) and under), with a primary emphasis on playground equipmentthe keeping of horses, mules, or ponies owned by the occupants of the premises and supporting amenities and infrastructure. ((O)11-05not kept for remuneration, Enactedhire, or 04/20/2011)sale.

Stockpile

The storage of uncompacted earth material.

Story

Tower

That portion of a building included between the upper surface of any floor and the upper surface of the floor next above, except that the topmost story shall be that portion of a building included between the upper surface of the topmost floor and the ceiling or roof above.

Street

A facility used for wireless communication facility mounts and consists of more than a single shaft of steel or concrete.

Town

A street, avenue, boulevard, road, lane, parkway, place, alley easement for access, viaduct or bridge and approaches thereto. A street includes the land between the right-of-way lines whether improved or unimproved and may comprise pavements, shoulders, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, parking areas and lawns.

a. Arterial Route (principal arterial)

The Town of Oro Valley.

Town Council The

Those Town Council of the Town of Oro ValleyInterstate, State, or County highways, freeways, expressways, and major thoroughfares having regional continuity. Townhouse

b. Collector Street

A dwelling with party walls and no side yards between abutting dwellings. ((O)20-08 § 1 (Exh. A), 2020; (O)20-07 § 1 (Exh. A), 2020.)

Those streets providing the traffic movement within neighborhoods of the Town and between major streets and local streets and for direct access to abutting property.

c. Local Street

Transportation Plan

Those streets providing direct access to residential, commercial, or other abutting land or for local traffic movements and connects to collector or major streets.

d. Frontage Street

A plan that provides for the development of a system of streets and highways including the location and alignment of existing and proposed thoroughfares, bicycle paths, frontage roads, and limited access to Oracle Road.

Treatment Plan

A plan prepared bylocal street parallel a qualified cultural resource professional for theand preservation, data recovery,adjacent to an excavation, archiving, monitoring, adaptive reuse, curation,arterial route which intercepts local streets and/or documentation of one (1) or more significant archaeologicalcontrols access to an arterial resources, buildings, structures, sites, landscapes, or artifactsroute. ((O)11

e. Cul-01, Enacted, de-Sac 02/16/2011)

Turnover

A short local street permanently terminated in a vehicular turnaround.

f. Alley

The number of different vehicles that park in a given space during an average day.

Unshielded Light Fixture

A public service way used to provide secondary vehicular access to properties otherwise abutting upon a street.

Street Centerline

A luminary without all of the shielding necessary to be defined as a full cutoff light fixture.

Usable Lot Area

The centerline of a street right-of-way as determined by the Town Engineer.

Street Line

That portion of a lot usable for or adaptable to the normal uses made of residential property excluding any areas which may be covered by water, excessively steep or included in certain types of easements.

Use

A dividing line between a lot, tract or parcel of land and a contiguous street (right-of-way).

Structural Alterations

The purpose for which land or a building is occupied or maintained, arranged, designed or intended.

Use Permit

A change in the supporting members of a building such as bearing walls or partitions, columns, beams or girders or any complete rebuilding of a roof.

Structure

A permit granted to a property owner by the Town Council to conduct a use allowed as a use in a zoning district subject to a use permit. A use permit may be granted in accordance with the provisions of Section 22.5.

Utilities

A piece of work constructed or erected, the use of which requires a location on the ground or attached to something having a location on the ground, but not including a tent, vehicle, trailer coach, or mobile homes.

Structure, Temporary

Installations or facilities, underground or overhead, furnishing for the use of the public electricity, gas, steam, cable TV communication, water, drainage, sewage disposal or flood control owned and operated by any person, firm, corporation, municipal department or board duly authorized by State or municipal regulations. Utility or utilities may also refer to such persons, firms, corporations, departments, or boards as sense requires.

Utility Poles and Wires

A piece of work that is readily movable and used or intended to be used for a period not to exceed ninety (90) consecutive days. Such structure shall be subject to all applicable property development standards for the district in which it is located.

Studio, Commercial or Fine Arts

Poles, towers, structures, wire, cable, conduit, transformers and related facilities used in or as a part of the transportation or distribution of electric power or in the transmission of telephone, telegraph, or television communication.

Variance

A studio used for professional work or the teaching of any form of commercial or fine arts.

Subdivider

A modification of the literal provisions of this zoning code granted by the Board of Adjustment upon a finding that strict enforcement of the provisions would cause undue hardship owing to circumstances unique to the individual property for which the variance is granted and not caused by the applicant for said variance.

Vehicle

An individual, firm, corporation, partnership, association, syndication, trust or other legal entity that files the application and initiates proceedings for the subdivision of land in accordance with the provisions of this code; and the subdivider need not be the owner of the property.

Subdivision

A device in, on or by which a person or property is or may be transported or drawn.

Vehicle Dealer

Improved or unimproved land or lands divided for the purpose of financing sale or lease, whether immediate or future, into four (4) or more lots, tracts or parcels of land or, if a new street is involved, any such property which is divided into two (2) or more lots, tracts or parcels of land or any such property, the boundaries of which have been fixed by recorded plat which is divided into more than two (2) parts.

Subdivision” shall also include any condominium, cooperative, community apartment, townhouse or similar project containing four (4) or more parcels in which an undivided interest in the land is coupled with the right of exclusive occupancy of any unit located thereon, but plats of such projects need not show the buildings or the manner in which the buildings or air space above the property shown on the plat are to be divided.

Subdivision” shall not include the following:

a. The sale or exchange of parcels of land to or between adjoining property owners if such sale or exchange does not create additional lots.

An agency selling new or used motor vehicles and providing services commonly associated with motor vehicle sales.

Vehicle Repair All

b. The aspectspartitioning of motor vehicle repair including, but not limited to, lubrication, tune-up, and preventiveland in accordance with other statutes regulating the partitioning of land maintenance. Vehicle Repair Facilityheld in common ownership.

A facility that provides for the repair or maintenance of motor vehicles.

Vehicle Storage Facility

c. The leasing of apartments, offices, stores, or similar space within a building or trailer park, nor to mineral, oil, or gas leases.

A facility whose primary purpose is the temporary storage of motor vehicles, including parking garages.

Vehicle Wash

A convenience use for the cleaning and washing of motor vehicles including interior cleaning and vacuuming and waxing.

Veterinary Services

Survey

An establishment where animals or pets are given medical or surgical treatment and are cared for during the timeactivity with the purpose of locating, identifying, and evaluating cultural or archaeological sites without causing any disturbance of such treatmentthe ground. Visibility Nuisance

Swimming Pool

A use that creates acontained body of water hazardused to air navigation by reducingfor swimming or bathing purposes visibility. Visually Significant Slopeseither above ground level or below ground level with the depth of the container being more than eighteen (18) inches in depth or the area being more than thirty-eight (38) square feet.

Private

Sloped

A areas of fifteen percent (15%) and greater visible from scenic corridors, public rights-of-way, public parks and allpool established or maintained on any premises by an individual for his own or his family’s trails identified in the Oro Valley Trails Master Planuse or for guests of the household. ((O)11-01, Enacted, 02/16/2011)

Public

A municipal, county, or commercial pool, admission to which may be gained by the general public with or without payment of a fee.

Semi-Public

Volume

A membership pool or cooperative pool or a pool at an establishment such as a resort, motel, apartment building or other places where the primary business of the establishment is not the operation of swimming facilities and where admission to use the pool is included in consideration given for the primary use of the premises.

Technical and Professional Standards and Guidelines

The degree of sound intensity or audibility.

Volume, Building

All aspects of the archaeological mitigation and data recovery efforts shall be conducted by a professional archaeologist using accepted professional standards and practices consistent with guidelines included in the Advisory Town Council on Historic Preservation 1980 Handbook; Guidelines for Recovery of Scientific, Prehistoric, Historic, and Archaeological Data: Methods, Standards, and Reporting Requirements (36 CFR 66, dated January 28, 1977); the Standards of Research Performance of the Society of Professional Archaeologists; and the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Archaeological Documentation (Federal Register, dated September 29, 1983).

Technical Services

The volume of a building that occupies a particular site. Volume of a building shall be determined by multiplying the gross floor area of the individual floors by the height of that story.

Volume Ratio

An establishment providing services to businesses or individuals of a technical nature, including mail service, printing, photocopying, data and computer access centers.

The ratio of building volume to the net lot area of the building site.

Wall ((O)20-06 , 2020.)

A structure or device required or allowed by this code forming a physical barrier, constructed such that fifty percent (50%) or more of the vertical surface is closed and prevents the passage of light, air, and vision through said surface in a horizontal plane. Where a masonry wall is specified, said wall shall be concrete block, brick, stone or other similar material and one hundred percent (100%) of the vertical surface shall be closed except for approved gates or other access ways.

Masonry

Temporary Fencing

A wall constructed of concrete block, brick, stone or other similar materiallight, forming a physicaltemporary barrier, constructed such that one hundred percent (100%) of the vertical surface is closed and preventsas approved by the passage of lightTown, air,that clearly and vision through said surface in a horizontal plane, except for approved gates or other access waysconspicuously delineates areas designated to remain undisturbed or that are to be protected during construction. Solid

Temporary Lighting

A

Lighting wallused formingfor a physical barrier, constructed such that one hundred percent (100%) of the vertical surface is closed and prevents the passage of light, airlimited duration; for example, and vision through said surface in a horizontal planeholiday decorations, except for approved gatescivic events, or otherconstruction access waysprojects. Warehouse

Terrace

A building or buildings used forrelatively level step construction in the storageface of goods of any type and where no retail operation is conducteda graded slope surface for drainage and maintenance purposes. Wholesale

Testing, Archaeological

The sale of tangible personal property for resale bylimited subsurface excavation or remote sensing of a licensed retailer and notproposed disturbance (or portion thereof) to determine the salepotential, type, or extent of tangiblethe archaeological site. personal property for consumption byTesting may include trenching and establishing archaeological excavation units and will include the purchaser. Wildlifescreening of Permeable Developmentexcavated material for artifact recovery.

Theater

Residential

An development with aestablishment where primarily developed density of one (1) home per acremovies, shows or less and fences and walls thatperformances are wildlife-friendly and do not impede the movement of wildlife between adjacent lots or between theshown or conducted, including movie theaters, developmentplayhouses and adjacent open space areasother performing arts centers. ((O)11-01, Enacted, 02/16/2011)

Timeshare Plan

A plan or program in which the use, occupancy, or possession of one (1) or more time-share units circulates among various persons for less than a sixty (60)-day period in any year, for any occupant. The timeshare plan includes both timeshare ownership plans and timeshare use plans, as follows:

a. Ownership Plan

Wireless Communications Facility A

Any facility for the transmission and/or reception of radio frequency signals. Any device, including DBS satellite dishes, used to receive signals from direct broadcast satellites (DBS); multi-channel multi-point distribution providers (MMDS); and television broadcast stationsarrangement whether by tenancy in common, sale, deed, or other means whereby the purchaser receives any ownership interest and the right to use the property for a specific or discernible period by temporal (TVBS). Yarddivision; and

b. Use Plan

Those required areas established by setbacks to provide an open space at grade level between a building and the adjoining lot lines unoccupied and unobstructed by any portion of a structure from the ground upward except as otherwise provided herein.

Front

Any arrangement, excluding normal hotel operations, whether by membership agreement, lease rental agreement, license, use agreement, security or other means, whereby the purchaser receives a right to use accommodations or facilities, or both, in a timeshare unit for a specific or discernible period by temporal division, but does not receive an ownership interest.

Timeshare Unit

An open, unoccupied space on the same lot with the main building extending the full width of the lot and situated between the street line and the front line of the main building, projected to the side lines of the lot. The front yard of a commercial corner lot is the yard adjacent to the major street as determined by the Town Engineer.

Front Lot Line for Lindbergh Drive Property

Nakoma Sky Setback Measurement

Covered Porch in Front Setback

Interior

The accommodations and related facilities which are the subject of a timeshare plan.

Tonal Sound

The side yard adjacent to a common lot line.

Rear

Sound having one (1) or more single frequency oscillations (pure tones) or that is confined to a narrow band of frequencies meeting the criteria for tonal prominence.

An open space on the same lot with a main building between the rear line of the main building and the rear line of the lot ((O)20-07 , 2020.)

An open, unoccupied space on the same lot with a main building situated between the building and the side line of the lot and extending from the front yard to the rear yard. The side yard adjacent to a common lot line. ((O)20-07 , 2020.)

Tot Lot

A small (typically less than one-half (1/2) acre) recreational area primarily intended for young children (ages eight (8) and under), with a primary emphasis on playground equipment and supporting amenities and infrastructure.

((O)11-05 , 2011.)

Tower

A facility used for wireless communication facility mounts and consists of more than a single shaft of steel or concrete.

Town

The Town of Oro Valley.

Town Council

The Town Council of the Town of Oro Valley.

Townhouse

A dwelling with party walls and no side yards between abutting dwellings.

((O)18-12 , 2018.)

Transportation Plan

A plan that provides for the development of a system of streets and highways including the location and alignment of existing and proposed thoroughfares, bicycle paths, frontage roads, and limited access to Oracle Road.

Treatment Plan

A plan prepared by a qualified cultural resource professional for the preservation, data recovery, excavation, archiving, monitoring, adaptive reuse, curation, and/or documentation of one (1) or more significant archaeological resources, buildings, structures, sites, landscapes, or artifacts.

((O)11-01 , 2011.)

Turnover

The number of different vehicles that park in a given space during an average day.

Unshielded Light Fixture

A luminary without all of the shielding necessary to be defined as a full cutoff light fixture.

Usable Lot Area

That portion of a lot usable for or adaptable to the normal uses made of residential property excluding any areas which may be covered by water, excessively steep or included in certain types of easements.

Use

The purpose for which land or a building is occupied or maintained, arranged, designed or intended.

Use Permit

A permit granted to a property owner by the Town Council to conduct a use allowed as a use in a zoning district subject to a use permit. A use permit may be granted in accordance with the provisions of Section 22.5.

Utilities

Installations or facilities, underground or overhead, furnishing for the use of the public electricity, gas, steam, cable TV communication, water, drainage, sewage disposal or flood control owned and operated by any person, firm, corporation, municipal department or board duly authorized by State or municipal regulations. Utility or utilities may also refer to such persons, firms, corporations, departments, or boards as sense requires.

Utility Poles and Wires

Poles, towers, structures, wire, cable, conduit, transformers and related facilities used in or as a part of the transportation or distribution of electric power or in the transmission of telephone, telegraph, or television communication.

Variance

A modification of the literal provisions of this zoning code granted by the Board of Adjustment upon a finding that strict enforcement of the provisions would cause undue hardship owing to circumstances unique to the individual property for which the variance is granted.

((O)20-08 § 1 (Exh. A), 2020.)

Vehicle

A device in, on or by which a person or property is or may be transported or drawn.

Vehicle Dealer

An agency selling new or used motor vehicles and providing services commonly associated with motor vehicle sales.

Vehicle Repair

All aspects of motor vehicle repair including, but not limited to, lubrication, tune-up, and preventive maintenance.

Vehicle Repair Facility

A facility that provides for the repair or maintenance of motor vehicles.

Vehicle Storage Facility

A facility whose primary purpose is the temporary storage of motor vehicles, including parking garages.

Vehicle Wash

A convenience use for the cleaning and washing of motor vehicles including interior cleaning and vacuuming and waxing.

Veterinary Services

An establishment where animals or pets are given medical or surgical treatment and are cared for during the time of such treatment.

Visibility Nuisance

A use that creates a hazard to air navigation by reducing visibility.

Visually Significant Slopes

Sloped areas of fifteen percent (15%) and greater visible from scenic corridors, public rights-of-way, public parks and all trails identified in the Oro Valley Trails Master Plan.

((O)11-01 , 2011.)

Volume

The degree of sound intensity or audibility.

Volume, Building

The volume of a building that occupies a particular site. Volume of a building shall be determined by multiplying the gross floor area of the individual floors by the height of that story.

Volume Ratio

The ratio of building volume to the net lot area of the building site.

Wall

A structure or device required or allowed by this code forming a physical barrier, constructed such that fifty percent (50%) or more of the vertical surface is closed and prevents the passage of light, air, and vision through said surface in a horizontal plane. Where a masonry wall is specified, said wall shall be concrete block, brick, stone or other similar material and one hundred percent (100%) of the vertical surface shall be closed except for approved gates or other access ways.

Masonry

A wall constructed of concrete block, brick, stone or other similar material, forming a physical barrier, constructed such that one hundred percent (100%) of the vertical surface is closed and prevents the passage of light, air, and vision through said surface in a horizontal plane, except for approved gates or other access ways.

Solid

A wall forming a physical barrier, constructed such that one hundred percent (100%) of the vertical surface is closed and prevents the passage of light, air, and vision through said surface in a horizontal plane, except for approved gates or other access ways.

Warehouse

An establishment where the primary service is for the storage and distribution of goods of any type and where a showroom is permitted as an ancillary use.

Heavy

A warehousing establishment which may have a negative impact on adjacent properties and that does not comply with Section 25.1.B.34.

Light

A warehousing establishment which does not have a negative impact on adjacent properties in accordance with Section 25.1.B.34.

((O)20-06 , 2020.)

Wholesale

The sale of tangible personal property for resale by a licensed retailer and not the sale of tangible personal property for consumption by the purchaser.

Wildlife Permeable Development

Residential development with a developed density of one (1) home per acre or less and fences and walls that are wildlife-friendly and do not impede the movement of wildlife between adjacent lots or between the development and adjacent open space areas.

((O)11-01 , 2011.)

Wireless Communications Facility

A facility for the transmission and/or reception of radio frequency signals. Any device, including DBS satellite dishes, used to receive signals from direct broadcast satellites (DBS); multi-channel multi-point distribution providers (MMDS); and television broadcast stations (TVBS).

Yard

Those required areas established by setbacks to provide an open space at grade level between a building and the adjoining lot lines unoccupied and unobstructed by any portion of a structure from the ground upward except as otherwise provided herein.

Front

An open, unoccupied space on the same lot with the main building extending the full width of the lot and situated between the street line and the front line of the main building, projected to the side lines of the lot. The front yard of a commercial corner lot is the yard adjacent to the major street as determined by the Town Engineer.

Interior

The side yard adjacent to a common lot line.

Rear

An open space on the same lot with a main building between the rear line of the main building and the rear line of the lot, as defined herein, extending the full width of the lot.

Side

An open, unoccupied space on the same lot with a main building situated between the building and the side line of the lot and extending from the front yard to the rear yard. The side yard adjacent to a common lot line.

((O)16-16 , 2016.)