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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 , 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)14-02,

An Amended,establishment for 01/15the display and/2014; (O)08-23or sale of fine art, Enactedcrafts, photography, 12/03/2008)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)15-16,

Arts Enacted,and Culture 11/08/2015)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)18-15,

Assurances Enacted, 10/03/2018)

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.

Balcony

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

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,a cooling towers, elevator bulkheads, parapets, penthouses, fire towers, tanks, andstructure.

Slopes waterLess towers, or otherThan Six Percent structures.

((O)07-33, Amended, 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 design review processvegetation by manual or mechanical means.

Collocation

((O)11-15, Enacted, 05/18/2011)

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)17-05,

An establishment used Amendedfor the creation, development 06/07and/2017; (O)11-15, Enactedor broadcast of radio or television programs or products, not 05/18/2011)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 ((O)11-15 , 2011.) ((O)11-15, Enacted, 05/18/2011)

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 review process.

((O)17-05 , 2017; (O)11-15 , 2011.) ((O)11-15, Enacted, 05/18/2011)

Conceptual Site PlanDesign Review Submittal

The conceptual plan fordesign review submittal a residential or non-residentialpackage consisting of the conceptual developmentsite plan, including the items required in Section 22.9.Dconceptual landscape plan, conceptual architectural design plan and as specified by current Town policythe conceptual public art 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)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 useaffirmative and management of land to eliminate waste and maximize efficiency of use while yieldingaction by 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 future generationscertain 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)11-15, Enacted, 05/18/2011)

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

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.

(

4. Vehicle (Ocar)18-15, Enacted, 10/03/2018)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)11

A fence-05,type structure consisting of vertical posts and horizontal members and so Enacted,constructed that 04/20/2011seventy-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’s 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)11-01,

Crime Prevention Enacted,Through Environmental 02/16/2011Design (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

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

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 culturalprehistoric or historic site or object having historical, architectural, archaeological, or community importance, including artifacts, records, and resources without causing any disturbance of the groundmaterial remains related to 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, which consists mainly ofother use which is dangerous to persons or aircraft ironusing and manganesethe airport oxides. or Design Reviewwhich is an obstruction or hazard to air navigation.

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 andproprietor.

TownDecibel Council.(dB)

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

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

((O)20-06,

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

Design Review 07/15/2020)

District

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.

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

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 official zoning map of the Town of Oro Valley, which is a part of the zoning ordinance of the Town of Oro Valley.

Drainage Swale

Developer

A

An designed invertindividual, firm, corporation, partnership, association, syndication, trust or other legal entity, or representative thereof, that collects site drainagefiles the application and directs it to a pointinitiates proceedings for the development of land in accordance with the provisions of dischargeSections 22.5 and 22.9 and the developer need not be the owner of the property. Drive-Thru Use

Development Committee

A

The use which haspersonnel designated to meet with a drive-thru lane as a functional componentdeveloper during the development plan, subdivision, of the businessand platting process. Driveway

Disability

The

A principal access route from a roadway to the lotphysical or mental impairment which substantially limits one (1) or more of a person’s primarymajor life activities, impairs their ability to live independently or a record of having such off-streetan impairment, or being regarded as having such an impairment, but such term does not include current use of, nor addiction to, a parking areacontrolled substance.

Grading requirements for driveway improvements

Dwelling

Distillery

A building, or portion thereof, designed exclusively for residentialuse that has a Series 18 purposes. liquor license and produces no more Multiplethan twenty thousand (20,000) gallons of distilled spirits annually.

((O)20-06 , 2020.)

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

Single-Family

District

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

Two-Family (Duplex)

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

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

Dwelling Unit

The official zoning map of the Town of Oro Valley, which is a part of the zoning ordinance of the Town of Oro Valley.

Drainage Swale

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

Drive-Thru Use

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.

Front Lot Line for Lindbergh Drive Property

Emergency

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

Driveway

An unforeseen event requiring prompt action.

Encroachment

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

Dwelling

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

((O)18-15

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

Multiple 10/03/2018)

Engineering Plan

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

Single-Family

Plans,

A profiles, cross sections, and other required detailsbuilding designed for the construction of public improvements preparedoccupancy by a registered engineer in accordance with the approved preliminary plat and inone (1) compliance with standards of design and construction approved by the Town Councilfamily. Entertainment at Bars, Restaurants or Private Clubs

Two-Family (Duplex)

An

A activity intendedbuilding designed for entertainment, including live musicians, disc jockeys, musical or artistic performances, etcoccupancy by two (2) families. Envelope, Development

Dwelling Unit

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, 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

The

A main buildinggrant by the owner of the use of a strip of land by the public, a corporation, or persons for specific uses and all attached roofed structurespurposes and is so designated.

Front Lot Line for Residential BuildingLindbergh Drive Property

Emergency

A

An dwelling unit and allunforeseen event requiring prompt attached roofed structures, including carports or patio ramadasaction. Environmentally Sensitive Lands

Encroachment

Lands

To that contributego into to the aesthetic character of the immediate area,or over a specified line such as unique or heavy plant, tree or cacti growth or species,a including, but not limited to, those lands restricted by additional overlay districtssetback. Environmentally Sensitive Open Space (ESOS)

((O)18-15 , 2018.)

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

((O)11-01,

Engineering Enacted,Plan 02/16/2011)

Equipment

Plans, Buildingprofiles, 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 StructurePrivate Clubs

An accessory buildingactivity intended or structure used to house necessary equipment used by communication providers at a facilityfor entertainment, including live musicians, disc jockeys, musical or artistic performances, etc. Erosion

Envelope, Development

The wearing awaysum of the areas of the ground surface as a result ofpermit holder’s land to be graded, including the movementbuilding envelope, accessory buildings, and areas of windrelated parking, driveways, water orswimming pools, walls and other accessory structures, but excluding iceindividual sewage disposal systems. Exaction

Commercial Building

A

The conditionmain placed on land development requiring dedication of infrastructure and/or real property that is necessary to serve a proposed developmentbuilding and is imposed onall attached roofed a parcel of land for the purpose of mitigating the anticipated negative impacts and infrastructure needs createdstructures.

byResidential theBuilding development. Excavation

The

A mechanical, manual, blasting, or other such meansdwelling unit and all attached roofed structures, for removal of earth materialincluding carports or patio ramadas. Exception

Environmentally Sensitive Lands

A parcel of land

Lands that is withincontribute to the boundariesaesthetic character of the subdivision but isimmediate area, such as unique or heavy plant, tree or cacti growth or species, including, but not ownedlimited to, those lands restricted by theadditional overlay subdividerdistricts. Exposed

Environmentally Sensitive Open Space (ESOS)

The

Lands result of causing something to be open to viewdesignated as permanent, natural open space in accordance with the requirements of Section 27.10. Extension

((O)11-01 , 2011.)

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,

Equipment Enacted,Building or 10/03/2018)Structure

Family

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

Erosion

A

The 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 solelywearing away of the ground surface as a single housekeeping unit, with common access to all living, eatingresult of the movement of wind, kitchen and storagewater areas within the dwelling unitor ice. Farm

Exaction

An

A area usedcondition 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 productionpurpose of farm productsmitigating the anticipated negative impacts and infrastructure needs created by the development. Fascia

Excavation

A

The parapet-type wall used as part of the facade of a flat-roofed building and projectingmechanical, manual, blasting, or other such means for removal from the building face immediately adjacent theretoof earth material. Fill

Exception

The

A vertical additionparcel of land that is within the boundaries of earthenthe subdivision materialbut is not owned by the subdivider. Filter Fabric

Exposed

A

The woven or non-woven water-permeable material generally maderesult of synthetic products, such as polypropylene, used in stormwater management and erosion and sediment control applicationscausing something to trap sediment or prevent the clogging of aggregates by fine soil particlesbe open to view. Final Design Review

Extension

The

A review and approval process for constructionportion of a building that may drawings, including final site plan and/or final plat, and subject to approval by Town staff andmay not have a location on the ground that Townprojects Council for final platsout from a building.

((O)18-15 , 2018.) Final

Family Inspection

Field

A inspection conductedperson living alone, up to but no more than ten (10) persons unrelated to each other by the Town priorblood, marriage or legal adoption, living together in a dwelling unit existing solely as a single housekeeping unit, with common access to project acceptance of release ofall living, eating, kitchen and assurances. Final Plat Approvalstorage areas within the dwelling unit.

Farm

An unconditionalarea approvalused of the final plat by the Town Council, as evidenced by certification onfor the plat by the Mayor and constitutes authorization to record a platproduction of farm products. Financial Services

Fascia

An

A establishment providingparapet-type wall managementused or exchangeas part of money, assetsthe facade or other fiduciary services, including banks, credit unions, savings and loans, mortgageof a flat-roofed building and/or title companies. Oro Valley Town Center PAD Convenience Useprojecting from the building face immediately adjacent requirements Fitness Center thereto.

Fill

A

The placevertical or building where exercises and related activities are performed for the purposeaddition of weight control and/or physical fitnessearthen material. Flag

Filter Fabric

A fabric, banner,woven or bunting containing distinctive colors, patternsnon-woven water-permeable material generally made of synthetic products, or symbolssuch as polypropylene, used as a symbol of a government, politicalin stormwater management and erosion and sediment subdivision,control applications to trap sediment or other entityprevent the clogging of aggregates by fine soil particles. Floodplain

Final Design Review

The relatively flat areas or low lands adjoining the channel of a watercoursereview and approval process for construction drawings, or areas where drainage isincluding final site plan and/or may be restricted by manmadefinal plat, structures which have been or may be covered partially or wholly by floodwaterand subject to approval by Town staff and Town Council for final plats. Floor Area Ratio

((O)11-15 , 2011.)

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

Food Processing

Final Inspection

A use engaged in the production of food products.

Artisanal

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

Final Plat Approval

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

Large Scale

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

Food Truck

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

See “Mobile Food Unit.”

((O)18-14, Amended, 10/03

A place or building where exercises and related activities are performed for the purpose of weight control and/2018)or physical fitness.

Flag

Freestanding

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

Floodplain

A

The structure which is not attached to any other structure or portionrelatively flat areas or low lands adjoining the channel of a structure. Structureswatercourse, which are linked by pedestrian walkways, are deemed to beor areas where drainage is or may be restricted by freestanding.manmade structures which Freestanding shall also apply to sole uses on an individual parcelhave been or may be covered partially or wholly by floodwater. Frontage

Floor Area Ratio

All

The property on one (1) sideratio 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 ofgross building floor area to the property abutting on onenet lot (1) side between an intersecting street and the dead endarea of the street, including property fronting onbuilding a cul-de-sacsite. Full Cutoff (FCO) Light Fixture

Food Processing

A light fixture which is installed or designed to emit no direct uplight above the horizontaluse engaged in the production of food products. Funeral Services

Artisanal

An

A establishmentuse engaged in the preparation and/or burial of the dead, including funeral chapels, crematoriums, and mortuariesproduction of food products intended for consumption off premises for sale directly to individual consumers. Garage, Parking

Large Scale

See

A Vehicle Storage Facilityuse engaged in the production of food products intended for wholesale distribution to licensed retailers. Gas Station

Food Truck

A

See convenienceMobile useFood engaged in the sale and distribution of fuel for motor vehiclesUnit. General Aviation

((O)18-14 , 2018.)

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

General Plan

Freestanding

The General Plan of the Town of Oro Valley, or any part thereof, as adopted by the Town Council and as hereinafter amended.

Golf Course

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 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

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

A structure made of netting material supported by vertical poles, which is erected for the purposes of protecting life and property from errant golf balls.

Government Services

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

Funeral Services

A use engaged in providing services to the general public and recognized as a political subdivision of the State, including City or Town agencies, emergency services, fire services, school districts, etc.

Grade

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

Garage, Parking

The elevation of the ground surface, paving, or sidewalk.

Existing

See “Vehicle Storage Facility.”

Gas Station

The actual, current ground surface before the issuance of a grading permit.

Finished

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

General Aviation

The final grade conforming to the approved plan.

Natural

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

General Plan

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

Rough

The General Plan of the Town of Oro Valley, or any part thereof, as adopted by the Town Council and as hereinafter amended.

Golf Course

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

Grading

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

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

Grading Permit

A structure made of netting material supported by vertical poles, which is erected for the purposes of protecting life and property from errant golf balls.

Government Services

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

Grading Permit Conditions

A use engaged in providing services to the general public and recognized as a political subdivision of the State, including City or Town agencies, emergency services, fire services, school districts, etc.

Grade

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

Grand Opening

The elevation of the ground surface, paving, or sidewalk.

Existing

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

The actual, current ground surface before the issuance of a grading permit.

Finished

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

The final grade conforming to the approved plan.

Natural

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

Rough

b. Uncovered steps

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

c. Exterior balconies

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

Grading Permit Conditions

Gross

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

Grand Opening

The area of a parcel of land excluding all streets and alleyways in existence at the time the development plan is submitted. Those portionsintroduction, promotion or announcement of such parcels which subsequently may be designated as streetsa new business, store, shopping center, or alleywaysoffice, whether dedicated or not, shall be included in the determination of gross land areathe announcement, introduction or promotion of an established business changing ownership. Grubbing

Grocery Store

The

An removalestablishment primarily engaged in the sale of treesfood products including packaged goods, produce and other large plants including theirmeat products, which may include on-site rootsfood preparation such as bakeries, delis and other related services. Guest House

Gross Floor Area

An

Is attached or detached accessory building used to house gueststhe sum of the gross areas of the several floors of a building or buildings, measured from the occupantsexterior faces of exterior walls or from the principalcenterlines building. A guest house providing kitchenof walls separating two (2) buildings. facilities shall be considered a dwellingGross floor area shall not include:

a. Underground unit. Guest Ranch parking space

A ranch that provides lodging and activities to guests.

Habitat

b. Uncovered steps

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

c. Exterior balconies

See “Personal Services.”

((O)06-06,

Gross Amended,Land Area 04/19/2006)

Heliport

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

An

The area that is used or intended to be used for the landing and takeoffremoval of helicopterstrees and may include any or allother large plants including their of the areas of buildings which are appropriate to accomplish these functionsroots. High-Rise Building

Guest House

A

An attached or detached accessory building thatused exceeds thirty (30) feet in height as defined hereinto house guests of the occupants of the principal building. Hillside ConservationA guest house providing kitchen facilities shall be considered a dwelling unit.

Guest AreaRanch

Land

A area designated for conservation of natural slopes greater than fifteen percent (15%)ranch that provides lodging and activities to guests.

Habitat

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

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

Halo Illumination

Hillside Development Zone

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

An area providing additional regulations for hillside development.

Hillside Development Zone Subdivision

See “Personal Services.”

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

Hillside View Conservation Area ((O)06-06, 2006.)

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.

Heliport

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

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

Home Occupation

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

Hillside Conservation Area

Business or commercial activity that is conducted from property zoned for residential use.

((O)16-11,

Land area designated for conservation Amended,of natural 09/07/2016slopes greater than fifteen percent (15%).

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

Hillside Development Zone

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

((O)15-16, Amended, 11/08/2015)

An area providing additional regulations for hillside development.

Hillside Development Zone Subdivision

Hotel

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

Hillside View Conservation Area

An

The 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 restaurantvisually significant slopes and ridges of the site designated as environmentally sensitive open space. and accessory usesVisually significant slopes and services, including, without limitation, newsstands, gift shops, and similar incidental uses conducted entirely withinridges are identified by the Scenic Resources category of the principal buildingESL regulations. Household Services

((O)11-01 , 2011.)

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

Human Burials

Home Occupation

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

Hydrological Study

Business or commercial activity that is conducted from property zoned for residential use.

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

Illumination Nuisance ((O)16-11 , 2016.)

A use which creates difficulty for pilots to distinguish between navigational lights or markers and other lights.

Improvements

Hospital

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 costsfacility for the same for which the Towngeneral and emergency treatment of Oro Valley may ultimately assume responsibility for maintenance and operationhuman ailments with bed care including a sanitarium or clinic. Incidental Retail Item

((O)15-16 , 2015.)

An item customarily subordinate or directly related to the operation of a mobile food unit.

((O)18-14,

Hotel Enacted, 10/03/2018)

Inspector

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

An person authorized by the Town to perform inspection on grading workestablishment providing repair or maintenance of residential goods or properties including appliance repair shop, pest prevention services, etc. Institution

Human Burials

A

Human buildingremains, or buildings occupied by a nonprofit corporationincluding human skeletal remains, cremations, and/or a nonprofit establishment for public useceremonial objects and funerary objects. Institutional

Hydrological Study

An

A organizational facility used for social, educational, or religious purposes such asreport designed to show the effects of surface water on a school, religious institution, hospital, or reformatoryspecific area.

Illumination Nuisance

((O)07-33, Amended, 09/19/2007)

A use which creates difficulty for pilots to distinguish between navigational lights or markers and other lights.

Improvements

Integrated

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

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.

(

Sound that is characterized by brief disturbances of sound pressure, typically less than one (O1)18-08, Enactedsecond, when 05/16/2018)peak sound pressure exceeds the background sound pressure.

Highly

Irrigation Facility

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

Canals,

Impulsive laterals, ditches, conduits, gates, pumps, and allied equipment necessary for the supply, delivery, and drainage of irrigation water andsound that is not highly impulsive sound. the construction, operationThis includes speech and maintenance thereofmusic. Irrigation System

((O)20-07 , 2020.)

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

Kennel

Incidental Retail Item

A use where six (6) or more dogs or cats are bred, boarded, and/or trained, not including ancillary pet boarding.

Land Division, Minor

An item customarily subordinate or directly related to the operation of a mobile food unit.

A division of improved or unimproved land for the purpose of financing sale or lease, whether immediate or future, into one ((O)18-14 , 2018.)

A combination 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.

Landscape Island

Inspector

A landscaped area definedperson authorized by a header and/or curb commonly found in a parking lot or cul-de-sacthe Town to perform inspection on grading work. Landscape Screen

Institution

An

A area of landscaping intended to providebuilding or buildings occupied by a nonprofit corporation or a visual screen between adjacent areasnonprofit establishment for public use. Light Trespass

Institutional

The

An portion oforganizational facility theused measurable light distribution that extends beyond the property linefor social, educational, or religious purposes such as a school, religious institution, hospital, or reformatory. Linear Park

((O)07-33, 2007.)

See “Park, Linear.”

((O)11-05,

Integrated Enacted, 04/20/2011)

Loading Space

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.

((O)18-08 , 2018.)

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

Irrigation Facility

A period of time exceeding seven (7) days.

Lot

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

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

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

Kennel

A lot adjoining two (2) or more streets at their intersection.

Interior

A use where six (6) or more dogs or cats are bred, boarded, and/or trained, not including ancillary pet boarding.

Land Division, Minor

A lot other than a corner lot or key lot.

Key

A division of 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 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 combination 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.

Landscape Island

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

Lot Area

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

Landscape Screen

See “Net Lot Area.”

Lot Coverage

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

Light Trespass

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

Lot, Depth of

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

Linear Park

The horizontal distance between the front and rear lot lines.

Lot Lines

See “Park, Linear.”

The lines which form the boundary of a lot.

Front ((O)11-05 , 2011.)

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

Loading Space

The

A line that is opposite and most distant frompermanently maintained space on the same lot as the front lotmain building accessible to a street or alley, which provides an area linefor delivery trucks and other similar activities to serve the building. Side

Long Term

All

A lotperiod lines not front or rear are side lot linesof time exceeding seven (7) days.

Front Lot Line for Lindbergh Drive Property

Lot of Record

A lot that is a part ofparcel of land created by a legal subdivision, the plat of which has been recorded in the office of the Pima County Recorder; or parcelbounded on all sides by property lines of sufficient size to meet minimum zoning requirements for use, of landcoverage, area, thesetbacks, deed of which is recorded in the office of the County Recorderand other areas as required by this code, with legal access to a public street. Lot Width

Corner

The

A width of the lot determined as follows:

a. If the side property lines are parallel, the shortest distance between these sideadjoining two (2) or more streets at their intersection.

Interior lines;

A lot other than a corner lot or key lot.

Key

b. If the side property lines are not parallel, the width of the lot shall be the length of a line at right angles to the axis of the lot at a distance equal to the required front or rear building setback line, whichever is the lesser. The axis of a lot shall be a line generally perpendicular to the fronting street, which divides the lot into two (2) equal parts.

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

Lumen

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

Lot Area

A

See unitNet ofLot light output from a source; used to measure the amount of light emitted by lampsArea. Luminaire

Lot Coverage

The complete lighting assembly, not including the support assemblyarea of land that is covered by a building on a particular site. Maintenance

Lot, Depth of

The replacing orhorizontal distance 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 changingbetween the wording, location, composition or color of said signfront and rear lot lines. Manufactured Home

Lot Lines

A

The structure, transportable in one (1) or more sections,lines which, inform the traveling mode, is eight (8) feet or more wide or forty (40) feet or more in length, or when erected onboundary site, is three hundred twenty (320) or more square feet, and which is built onof a permanent foundation and contains plumbing, heating, air cooling, and electrical systemslot. Manufacturing Services

Front

An

The establishment whose primary business isline along the street on which the compounding, processing, fabricating or assembling, packaginglot is addressed for residential lots, or testing of goods orthe major street as determined by the Town Engineer for commercial equipmentlots. Heavy

Rear

A

The manufacturingline service which may have a negative impact on adjacent propertiesthat is opposite and that does not comply with Section 25.1most distant from the front lot line.B.17. Light

Side

A

All manufacturing service which does not have a negative impact onlot lines not front or rear are side lot lines.

Front adjacent properties in accordance with SectionLot Line for Lindbergh Drive Property

Lot 25.1.B.17. of Record

((O)20-06, Amended, 07/15/2020)

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

Mass Grading

The width of the lot determined as follows:

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

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

Master Planned Development A

b. If largethe side property lines are not parallel, multi-use development planned and developed inthe width of the lot shall be the length of a comprehensiveline at right angles to the axis of the lot at a distance equal to the required front or rear building setback line, whichever is the lesser. The axis of a lot shall be a line generally perpendicular to the fronting street, which divides the lot into two (2) equal mannerparts.

((O)20-06, Enacted, 07/15/2020) Mature

Lumen Trees

Healthy,

A full-bodied trees with a shape characteristic of the species andunit 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 caliperlight output from a source; or oneused (1) inch average trunk caliper for multiple trunk trees; or eight (8)-foot trunk height for palmsto measure the amount of light emitted by lamps. Mechanical Equipment

Luminaire

All

The devices, appliances, and apparatus involved in the maintenance of environmental conditions within a building or recreational structure, such as a swimmingcomplete lighting pool or spa. Mechanical equipment shall include HVAC unitsassembly, air conditioners, pool heaters, pool filters, and pool circulation pumps, amongst othersnot including the support assembly. Medical Marijuana

Maintenance

Marijuana

The used forreplacing or repairing of a medical use as those terms are defined in A.R.S Sectionpart of a sign made unusable, unsafe or unattractive by 36-2081. Designatedordinary wear, tear or damage beyond the control of the owner Caregiver Cultivation Locationor the repainting of an existing sign without changing the wording, location, composition or color of said sign.

Manufactured Home

An

A structure, transportable enclosed facilityin one (1) or more sections, that does not exceed two hundred fiftywhich, in the traveling mode, is eight (2508) squarefeet or more wide or forty (40) feet of cultivation spaceor more in length, where a designated caregiver, asor when erected on site, defined by A.R.S. Sectionis three hundred twenty 36-2801(5320), cultivates marijuana if the designatedor more square feet, and which is caregiver’sbuilt registry identification card provides that the designated caregiver is authorized to cultivate marijuanaon a permanent foundation and contains plumbing, heating, air cooling, and electrical systems.

Manufacturing Services

((O)10-13, Enacted, 10/27/2010)

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

Heavy

Dispensary

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

Light

A not-for-profit entity, defined in A.R.S. Section 36-2801(11), that acquires, possesses, cultivates, manufactures, delivers, transfers, transports, supplies, sells or dispenses marijuana or related supplies and educational materials to cardholders.

((O)10-13, Enacted, 10/27/2010)

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

((O)20-06 , 2020.) Dispensary Off-Site Cultivation Location

Mass Grading

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)10-13

Grading of the subdivision building site, in its entirety, Enactedduring the initial development process, as authorized by the approved plans. Mass grading shall only be permitted for new residential subdivisions, with an average 10/27/2010lot size of fifteen thousand (15,000) square feet or less.

((O)20-05 § 1 (Exh. A), 2020.) Qualifying Patient Cultivation Location

Master Planned Development

An enclosed facility, that does not exceed fifty (50) square feet of cultivation space for each location, where a qualifying patient, as defined by A.R.S. Section 36-2801(13), cultivates marijuana if the qualifying patient’s registry identification card states that the qualifying patient is authorized to cultivate marijuana.

((O)10-13,

A Enactedlarge, multi-use development planned and developed in a comprehensive 10/27/2010)manner.

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

Mature Trees

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

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

Ten (10)- to twelve (O12)20-06, Amended,foot height by 07/15/2020six (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

Mezzanine

All devices, appliances, and apparatus involved in the maintenance of environmental conditions within a building or Mezzaninerecreational 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 FloorMarijuana

An

Marijuana intermediateused floor placedfor a medical use as those terms are defined in any roomA.R.S Section 36-2081. Microbrewery

Designated Caregiver Cultivation Location

A building

An or useenclosed facility, that has a series 3 liquor license and which produces beer in the amount between ten thousand (10does not exceed two hundred fifty (250) square feet of cultivation space, where a designated caregiver,000) and three hundred thousandas defined by A.R.S. Section 36-2801(300,0005), gallonscultivates annually. Minor Land Divisionmarijuana if the designated caregiver’s registry identification card provides that the designated caregiver is authorized to cultivate marijuana.

((O)10-13 , 2010.)

A division of improved or unimproved land for the purpose of financing sale or lease, whether immediate or future, into one (1) or more lots. A minor land division shall not include any division of land defined as a “subdivision.”

Mobile Food Unit

Dispensary

A food 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 defined in this section.

(

A not-for-profit entity, defined in A.R.S. Section 36-2801(O11)18-14, that acquires, Amendedpossesses, cultivates, 10/03/2018)manufactures, delivers, transfers, transports, supplies, sells or dispenses marijuana or related supplies and educational materials to cardholders.

((O)10-13 , 2010.) Mobile 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 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

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).

A lot, tract, or parcel of land used or offered for use, in whole or in part ((O)10-13 , 2010.) A

Qualifying plot of groundPatient Cultivation Location within a mobile home park designed for the accommodation of one (1) mobile home or trailer coach. Model Home

An unoccupied home intended for use as a representation for homebuyersenclosed facility, that does not exceed fifty (50) square feet of cultivation space for each location, where a particularqualifying patient, as defined by A.R.S. Section 36-2801(13), cultivates marijuana if the qualifying patient’s registry identification card states that the qualifying patient is authorized to home productcultivate marijuana. Modifier

((O)10-13 , 2010.)

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

Monitoring, Archaeological

Medical Services

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

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

A facility used exclusively for wireless communication facility mounts and is self ((O)20-06 , 2020.) 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

Mezzanine 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 ServicesMezzanine Floor

A

An use whereintermediate floor trucks, trailers or other similar equipment intended for useplaced in moving households or businesses is available for hire, purchase or rentany room. Multiple Tenant Commercial Building

Microbrewery

A structurebuilding or use that houses or is intended to house a variety of separate commercial activitieshas 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. Native Vegetation

Minor Land Division

Vegetation

A which is indigenous todivision of improved or unimproved land for the specific sitepurpose of financing sale or to areas contiguous to a parcellease, whether immediate or future, into one (1) or more lots. beingA minor land division shall not include any division of land defined as a developedsubdivision. Natural Cross-Slope

Mobile Food Unit

The

A slope of the topographic configuration of land, graphically represented by contour lines, prior to any gradingfood establishment that is licensed by this State, that is readily movable and that dispenses food or beverages for immediate service and consumption and other disturbanceincidental retail items as defined of the sitein this section. Natural Grade

((O)18-14 , 2018.)

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

Net Floor Area

Mobile Home

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

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

An acre 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

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

The area included within lot lines after all right-of-way dedications have been made as required by the Town of Oro Valley.

Nonconforming Building

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

Model Home

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

Nonconforming Lot

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

Modifier

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

Nonconforming Use

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

Monitoring, Archaeological

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

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

Those land uses of a non-residential nature.

Non-Ionizing Electromagnetic Radiation (NIER)

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

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

Occupancy

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

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

Office

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 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

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

Native Vegetation

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

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

Natural Cross-Slope

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

Open Space

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

An area meant to provide a natural or garden environment.

Common

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

Net Floor Area

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

Frontage

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

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

An acre 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 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 area included within lot lines after all right-of-way dedications have been made as required by the Town of Oro Valley.

Noise

A natural, completely undisturbed, desert area.

Outdoor Display

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

An arrangement of merchandise sold on the property in such a way to give special prominence and designed to attract buyers.

((O)20-07 , 2020.) ((O)16-10, Enacted, 09/07/2016)

Noise Abatement Plan

Outdoor Light Fixture

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

An outdoor illuminating device, outdoor lighting or reflective surface, lamp or similar device ((O)20-07 , 2020.)

Noise Impact Study

b. On-site circulation lighting

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

((O)20-07 , 2020.) c. Building and structural lighting

Nonconforming Building

d. Landscape 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

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

Nonconforming Use

e. Recreational 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

f. Product display area lighting

Those land uses of a non-residential nature.

Non-Ionizing Electromagnetic Radiation (NIER)

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

Occupancy

g. Building overhangs and open canopies

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

Office

h. Security lighting

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

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

Outdoor Storage

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

Open Space

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

((O)16-10, Enacted, 09/07/2016)

An area meant to provide a natural or garden environment.

Common

Outdoor

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

Frontage

A

The business, alllandscaped or mostnatural open space between the right-of-way line of a dedicated street and any perimeter structure(s) within the development except that whose activities are conducted,this space may extend between structures or items displayed, in an open areabetween a structure and a side property line to a depth of not more than one-half (1/2) the width of the opening. Overlay District

Landscaped

A

An zoning district that provides supplemental regulations to be applied in addition to those ofarea improved through the original zone, or provides for density transfers, or for coordinated developmentharmonious combination of severalnatural uses and shall includedesert growth with the Hillside Development Zoneintroduction of trees, Planned Residential Development Districtshrubs, and Planned Area Developmentgroundcover the District. Any applicable regulations superimposed bypurpose of which is to enhance the Floodplain Management Code shall be in addition to the requirementsvisual and aesthetic quality of this zoning codeany structure or development. Owner

Natural

The

A person or persons holding title by deed to land or holding title as vendees under land contract or holding any other title of recordnatural, completely undisturbed, desert area. Parapet Wall

Outdoor Display

A

An wall extending abovearrangement of merchandise sold on the plate line ofproperty in such a buildingway to give special prominence and designed to attract buyers. Parcel

((O)16-10 , 2016.)

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

Park

Outdoor Light Fixture

An area of land designated and used for recreation purposes.

Linear

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 park that has a much greater length than width.

Private

An area of land designated and used for active and/or passive recreation intended for use by residents of the subdivision or complex in which the park is located.

Public

b. On-site circulation lighting

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

Parking Aisle

c. Building and structural lighting

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

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

Private

d. Landscape lighting

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

e. Recreational lighting

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

Parking Bay

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

f. Product display area lighting

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

Commercial

g. Building overhangs and open canopies

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

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

Parking Structure

h. Security lighting

A building designed for temporary storage of motor vehicles.

Party Wall

Outdoor Storage

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

Patio Home

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

An attached or detached single-family dwelling constructed with no side yard on one ((O)16-10 , 2016.) A

Outdoor public walkType Business dedicated entirely through a block, from street to street, or providing access to a school, park, recreation area, or shopping center. Pennant

A lightweight fabric or other materialbusiness, whetherall or not containing a messagemost of any kind, suspended from a rope, wirewhose activities are conducted, or stringitems displayed, designed to attract attentionin an open area. Perimeter Roads

Overlay District

The

A roads alongzoning district that provides supplemental regulations to be applied in addition to those of the perimeteroriginal zone, or provides for density transfers, or for coordinated development of buildingsseveral uses and atshall include the ends of parkingHillside Development Zone, aisles where they abutPlanned Residential Development District, property lines and provide customerand Planned Area Development District. drop-off and pickup as well as emergency accessAny applicable regulations superimposed by the Floodplain Management Code shall be in addition to the buildingrequirements of this zoning code. Permitted Use

Owner

A

The use specifically permitted or a use analogousperson or persons holding title by deed to those specifically permittedland or holding title as vendees under land contract or holding any other title of record. Personal Services

Parapet Wall

An

A 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 studioswall extending above the plate line of a building. Pet

Parcel

A

An non-hooved animal generally recognized as a domestic household animalarea within legally described boundaries under common ownership and capable of being separately conveyed. Planning andA lot within a Zoning Commissionsubdivision is a parcel.

Park

The

An Planning and Zoning Commission of thearea of land designated and Townused of Oro Valleyfor recreation purposes. Plant Nursery

Linear

A place where young trees and/or other plants are raised for transplanting or for salepark that has a much greater length than width. Plat

Private

A

An maparea of a subdivision:

a. Final Plat shall mean aland designated and mapused of allfor active and/or part of a subdivision providing substantial conformance to an approvedpassive recreation intended for preliminary plat prepareduse by a registered civil engineerresidents of the subdivision or a registered land surveyorcomplex in accordance with Section 22.9.D of this codewhich the park is located.

Public

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

Parking Aisle

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.

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

Plate Line

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

Private

The

A point at whichparking area for the private use of the bottomowners or occupants of the main roof structure first toucheslot on which the parking area is located; this does not include parking on sidewalks or bearsstreets; this upon an external walldoes include “reserved” designations. Political Subdivision

Public

A separate legal entity ofparking area available to the Statepublic, including counties, cities, schoolwith or without compensation, districtsused or public fire or emergency servicesto accommodate clients, customers, employees, guests, etcor visitors. Preschool

Parking Bay

See

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

Parking Lot

In

A the contextparcel of the environmentally sensitive lands conservation system, the attempt to maintain land in its currentland devoted to parking spaces as set forth by the conditionparking to protectstandards of the area from negative human influenceTown of Oro Valley.

Commercial

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

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

Private Club

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

Parking Structure

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 building designed for temporary storage of motor vehicles.

Party Wall

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

Projection

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

Patio Home

To jut out or hang over without supporting structural elements.

((O)18

An attached or detached single-15,family dwelling constructed with Enacted,no side 10/03/2018yard on one (1) side of the lot.

Pedestrian Way

Public Artwork

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

Artwork

A that is accessible to the community and the general public. It may be privately funded and ownedlightweight fabric or it may be fullyother funded by public agencies for public benefit. Public artwork adds aesthetic appealmaterial, draws visitors and improves the image of thewhether 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 mayor not include: directional graphics or color-coded location indicatorscontaining a message of any kind, mass-produced or standard “off-the-shelf” items, including playground equipmentsuspended from a rope, fountainswire, or statuarystring, and most art reproductionsdesigned to attract attention.

Perimeter Roads

((O)14-02, Amended, 01/15/2014; (O)08-23, Enacted, 12/03/2008)

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

Qualified

A Habitat Restoration Specialistuse specifically permitted or a use analogous to those specifically permitted.

Personal Services

A

An person with a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a natural resources-related fieldestablishment where individual services are provided, including, but not limited to, barber shops, and five (5) years of experience in the field of habitat biologysalons, health/day spas including massage, dry cleaners and laundromats (not including industrial cleaners), and teaching studios.

Pet

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

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

Planning and Zoning Commission

Ranch

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

Plant Nursery

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

Recreation Area

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

Plat

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

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.

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 An

b. Recorded area delineated for activities that involve relatively inactive or less energetic activities, such as walking, sitting, picnicking, card games, checkers, and similar table gamesPlat shall mean a final plat bearing all of the certificates of approval required in Section 22.9.F Passive recreational areas also include natural openof this code and space, which contain nature walks and observation areasduly recorded in the Pima County Recorder’s Office. Recreational Building

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

Recreational Facilities

Plate Line

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

Religious Institution

The point at which the bottom of the main roof structure first touches or bears upon an external wall.

Political Subdivision

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)07-33

A separate legal entity of the State, including counties, Amendedcities, school districts or public fire or emergency services, etc.

Preschool 09/19/2007)

Research

See andDay Developmentcare.”

Preservation

The

In conducting of researchthe context of a commercial, industrial, or scientific nature, including analytic, diagnostic, processingthe environmentally sensitive lands conservation system, testing or experimentation and other types of laboratory services but not for the manufacture or sale of products except as incidentalattempt to maintain land in its current condition to protect the main purpose of the laboratoryarea from negative human influence.

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

Private Club

A

An group or groups of buildings containing more than five (5) dwelling units and/or guest rooms and providing outdoor recreational activitiesestablishment, which may include golf, horseback riding, swimming, shuffleboard, tennis, and other similar activitiespossess a series 14 liquor license, including associated lighting.primarily organized A resort may furnish services customarily furnished by a hotel including a restaurantfor some common social purpose, including veterans of foreign wars, bar, specialty retail shops, and convention facilitiesAmerican Legion and other similar social organizations. Restaurant

Prohibited Use

An

A establishment primarily engaged in the serving of fooduse not specifically permitted or a use analogous to the publicthose not specifically permitted. Drive-In

Projection

A

To buildingjut or structure where food and drink are served for consumption on the premises by order from the service to a vehicular passenger outside the structureout or hang over without supporting structural elements. Drive-Through

((O)18-15 , 2018.)

A building 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 window.

Retail

Public Artwork

A sale for any purpose in the form of tangible personal property.

General

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.

An establishment primarily engaged in the sale of goods or products to the end consumer ((O)14-02 , 2014; (O)08-23, 2008.)

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

Revegetation

Qualified Habitat Restoration Specialist

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 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.

A topographic feature above sloped areas fifteen percent ((O)11-01 , 2011.) ((O)11-01, Enacted, 02/16/2011)

Ranch

Ring Road

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

Recreation Area

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

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

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

Grouted

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

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

Riparian Habitats

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

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

Recreational Facilities

Riparian

A habitats generally associated with perennial water- courses, with plant communities dominated by obligate or preferential wetland plant speciesplace designed and equipped for the conduct of sports, such as willowexercise, and/or cottonwood.

b. Mesoriparian Habitatsleisure-time activities.

Religious Institution

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.

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 ((O)07-33, 2007.)

Research and Development

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

The conducting of research of a commercial, industrial, or scientific nature, including analytic, diagnostic, processing, testing or experimentation and other types of laboratory services but not for the manufacture or sale of products except as incidental to the main purpose of the laboratory.

((O)20-06 , 2020.)

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

Resort

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.

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.

3. Low Xeroriparian C Habitats

Restaurant

An establishment primarily engaged in the serving of food to the public.

Drive-In

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

A building or structure where food and drink are served for consumption on the premises by order from the service to a vehicular passenger outside the structure.

Drive-Through

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

A for lengths of several milesbuilding or structure where food 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 alongdrink are served for consumption within 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 vegetatedbuilding or nonvegetated wash bottom all of which is withinoff the undeveloped floodplain. The high habitat value associated with regional drainageways stems from their length (whichpremises can be uninterrupted for lengths of several miles), their width (which provides habitat areas that are relatively isolatedby order from adjacent urban developments), and their configuration (which provides connections between various tributary channels andvehicular passengers outside the structure including, in some instances, connectionsbut not limited to, tracts of preserved natural openservices from an outdoor service space)window. Scenic Resource Conservation Area

Retail

Lands

A adjacent to designated scenic corridors wheresale for any purpose in the land use and design requirementsform of the ESL scenic resources category applytangible personal property.

General

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

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

School

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

Revegetation

A place of general instruction.

Private

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 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

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 place of general instruction which are recognized by the Arizona Department of Education as a charter school or as part of a public school system.

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

An opaque barrier designed and installed to conceal areas used for storage, refuse, mechanical equipment, parking or delivery service loading bays from street and public view, or to buffer adjacent uses.

Screen Wall

Ring Road

An

A opaque wall at least six (6) feet in height located alongroad that typically provides unimpeded access to the parking aisles from the perimeter of a said useaccess drives and that abutsperforms a residential use, the purpose of whichcollector function. A ring road is to minimize any impacts associated with contiguous or adjacent land usesnot primarily adjacent to the buildings except in service areas.

Rip-Rap

((O)11-15, Amended, 05/18/2011)

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

Grouted

Sculptured Rock

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

Riparian Habitats

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

Self Storage

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

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

Senior Care Facility A

Riparian health care facility providing single or multiple types of senior carehabitats generally associated with perennial water- courses, including independent living facilities or facilities defined and licensedwith plant communities dominated by the State of Arizona as an assisted living facility, hospice in-patient facilityobligate or preferential wetland plant species, nursing care institution or similarly licensedsuch as facilities. Sanatoriumswillow and Senior Care Facilities cottonwood.

b. Mesoriparian Habitats

((O)15-16, Enacted, 11/08/2015) Setback

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

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

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

Classified as the following:

a. Adult arcades;

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

b. Adult bookstores, adult novelty shops or adult video stores;

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

c. Adult cabarets;

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

d. Adult motels;

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), 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

e. Adult motion picture theaters;

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

((O)11-01 , 2011.) f. Adult theaters;

School

g. Adult vending machines;

A place of general instruction.

Private

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

h. Escort agencies;

A place of general instruction which are recognized by the Arizona Department of Education as a charter school or as part of a public school system.

Screen

i. Nude

An model studios;opaque barrier designed and installed to conceal areas used for storage, refuse, mechanical equipment, parking or delivery service loading bays from street and public view, or to buffer adjacent uses.

Screen Wall

An opaque wall at least six (6) feet 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.

j. Sexual ((O)11-15 , 2011.)

Sculptured Rock

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

((O)06-06

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

Self Storage 04/19/2006)

Shared Access

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

Senior Care Facility

Shared

A ingress/egress points for vehicular circulation purposeshealth 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. Shopping Center

((O)15-16 , 2015.)

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

Setback

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

Short-Term Rental Property

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

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)

Classified as the following:

a. Adult arcades;

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.

b. Adult bookstores, adult novelty shops or adult video stores;

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. Adult cabarets;

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.

d. Adult motels;

Signs See

e. Adult Chapter 28motion picture for definitions and requirements. Site theaters;

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

f. Adult theaters;

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 Perimeter Setback

Measured from the property line of the outer edge of a development envelope containing all of the buildings.

g. Adult vending machines;

((O)20-06, Enacted, 07/15/2020) Site
Plan

h. Escort agencies;

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

i. Nude model studios; and

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

j. Sexual roomencounter or space arranged, designed or used as living quarters, with sleeping and living areas and bathroom facilities, without full kitchen facilitiescenters.

((O)09-05, Enacted, 06/17/2009) Slope

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

((O)06-06, 2006.)

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

Shared Access

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

Shared ingress/egress points for vehicular circulation purposes.

Shopping Center

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

Small Cell Wireless Facility

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

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.

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

Short-Term Rental Property

b. All other wireless equipment associated with the facility is cumulatively not more than twenty-eight

A building(28s) cubic feet inof a residential volume, or fifty (50) cubic feet in volume ifcharacter other than a hotel or motel compatible with the equipment was ground-mounted before August 9,neighborhood offering temporary lodging for less 2017. The following types of associated ancillary equipment are not included in the calculation of equipment volume pursuantthan one (1) month (30 days).

Significant to thisVegetation (SV) subdivision:

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.

i. An electric meter;

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.

ii. Concealment elements;

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.

iii. A telecommunications demarcation box;

Signs

iv. Grounding equipment;

See Chapter 28 for definitions and requirements.

Site

v. 

A power transfer switch;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, manufactured housing, and mobile homes. Site-delivered homes do not include recreation vehicles.

Site Perimeter Setback

vi. A cutoff switch;

Measured from the property line of the outer edge of a development envelope containing all of the buildings.

((O)20-06 , 2020.) vii. Vertical cable runs for the connection of power and other services.

Site Plan

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

((O)18-02, Enacted, 01/17/2018)

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

Soil

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

Naturally occurring deposits overlying bedrock.

Soils Engineer of Record ((O)09-05, 2009.)

A person whose discipline is soils engineering, who has prepared and sealed a geotechnical report for a specific property.

Soundproof

Slope

A

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 condition where no noisethe horizontal distance (run) and the second is the vertical distance (rise), toas 2:1. A 2:1 slope is a reasonablefifty percent (50%) slope. Expressed personin degrees, wouldthe slope be discernible atis the angle from the nearest property linehorizontal 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. Special Use

Slope, Exposed, Height of

A

Vertical temporary usedimension of a property for a special eventthe exposed slope, which may or may not be in compliance withmeasured from the standardstop of the zoning district in which it isadjacent finished grade 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,the point where the cut or any other special temporary use, as may be deemed analogous to these examples byfill slope intercepts the Planningnatural grade.

Slope and ZoningInterceptor Drain Administrator.

Food Trucks

Sport Court

A surface prepared for the purpose of playing sporting activities including tennis, basketball, volleyball, croquet, shuffleboard, bocce, pickle ball and/ordrainage swale designed to collect and divert the flow of water.

Small other similarCell Wireless activities. StabilizationFacility

Treatment

A with mitigation measures in accordance withwireless facility that meets both of the erosionfollowing:

a. All or siltation resistance,antennas are located inside an enclosure of not more than six (6) cubic feet in volume or, in the structuralcase of an antenna that strengthhas exposed elements, the antenna and all of athe antenna’s exposed elements could fit within graded areaan imaginary enclosure of not more than six (6) cubic feet in volume. Stable

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

Commercial

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:

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 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

i. An electric meter;

The storage of uncompacted earth material.

Story

ii. Concealment elements;

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

iii. A street, avenue,telecommunications demarcation 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) box;

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

b. Collector Street

iv. Grounding equipment;

Those

v. A streets providingpower transfer 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 switch;

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

vi. A cutoff switch;

A

vii. Vertical local street parallelcable runs for and adjacent to an arterial route which interceptsthe connection of local streetspower and controls access to an arterial routeother services.

e. Cul-de-Sac

A short local street permanently terminated in a vehicular turnaround.

f. Alley
((O)18-02 , 2018.)

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

Front Lot Line for Lindbergh Drive Property

Street Centerline

Soil

The

Naturally centerlineoccurring of a street right-of-way as determineddeposits overlying bedrock.

Soils by the TownEngineer of Record Engineer. Street Line

A dividing line betweenperson whose discipline a lot, tract or parcel of landis soils engineering, who has prepared and a contiguoussealed street (right-of-way). Front Lot Linea geotechnical report for Lindbergh Drivea specific property.

Sound Property Structural AlterationsExposure Level

A change indescriptor for the supporting members of a building such as bearingcharacterizing walls or partitions, columns, beams or girders or any complete rebuildingthe sound from individual acoustical events.

A-Weighted of aSound Exposure roof. StructureLevel

A piece of work constructed or erected,sound exposure level obtained from an 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 homesA-weighted sound pressure level. Structure, Temporary

((O)20-07 , 2020.)

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

Sound Pressure

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

Subdivider

A disturbance of the atmospheric pressure with respect to the mean barometric pressure producing the sensation of hearing or vibration measured in units of pascal (Pa).

Peak Sound Pressure

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

The largest absolute value of the instantaneous sound pressure in pascals (Pa) in a stated frequency band during a specified time interval.

Sound Pressure Level

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.

The sound pressure expressed as a decibel.

A-Weighted Sound Pressure Level

b. The

Sound partitioning of land in accordance with other statutes regulatingpressure level obtained using an “A” frequency weighting filter as defined in the partitioningTown of land held in common ownershipOro Valley noise abatement technical bulletin.

Equivalent Continuous Sound Pressure Level

The sound pressure level of a steady, continuous sound having the same sound energy as the time varying sound measured.

c. The leasing of apartments, offices, stores, or similar space within a building or trailer park, nor to mineral ((O)20-07 , 2020.)

Sound Level Meter (SLM), Type 1

Survey

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

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

Soundproof

A pool established or maintainedcondition where no noise, on any premises by an individual for histo a reasonable person, would be discernible at own or his family’s use or for guests of the householdthe nearest property line. Public

Special Use

A municipal,temporary use of a property countyfor a special event, which may or commercial pool, admissionmay not be in compliance with the standards of the zoning district in which it is to be located. Said uses, which may be gained by the general public withpublic or private, may include, but are not limited to, civic, philanthropic, educational, religious, sporting, and/or without payment of asocial events, fundraisers, or holiday sales, or any other special temporary use, as may be deemed analogous to these examples by the Planning and Zoning feeAdministrator. Semi-Public

Sport Court

A membership pool or cooperative pool or a pool at an establishment such as a resortsurface prepared for the purpose of playing sporting activities including tennis, basketball, volleyball, croquet, shuffleboard, motelbocce, apartment buildingpickle ball and/or other places where the primary business of the establishment is not the operation of swimming facilities andsimilar where admission to use the pool is included in consideration given for the primary use of the premisesactivities. Technical and Professional Standards and Guidelines

Stabilization

All

Treatment aspects of the archaeologicalwith mitigation and data recovery efforts shall be conductedmeasures by a professional archaeologist using accepted professional standards and practices consistentin accordance with guidelines included in the Advisory Town Council on Historic Preservation 1980 Handbook; Guidelines for Recovery of Scientific, Prehistoric, Historicerosion or siltation resistance, and Archaeological Data: Methods, Standards, and Reporting Requirements (36 CFR 66, dated January 28, 1977);or 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 Registerstructural strength, dated September 29, 1983)of a graded area. Technical Services

Stable

An establishmentarea providingused services to businesses or individualsfor the storage and keeping of a technical nature, including mail servicehorses, printing, photocopying, data and computer access centersmules or ponies.

Commercial

((O)20-06, Amended, 07/15/2020)

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

Temporary Fencing

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 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

The storage of uncompacted earth material.

Story

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

Terrace

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

Testing, Archaeological

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 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 An

Those establishment where primarily moviesInterstate, showsState, or performances are shown or conductedCounty highways, including movie theatersfreeways, playhousesexpressways, and other performing arts centersmajor thoroughfares having regional continuity. Timeshare Plan

b. Collector Street

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tot Lot

A small (typically less than one-halfshort local street permanently terminated (1/2) acre) recreational area primarily intended for young children (ages eight (8) and under), within a primary emphasis on playground equipment and supporting amenities and infrastructurevehicular turnaround.

f. Alley

((O)11-05, Enacted, 04/20/2011) Tower

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

Street Centerline

A

The facility used for wireless communication facility mounts and consistscenterline of more than a single shaftstreet right-of-way steel oras determined concrete. by the Town Engineer.

Street Line

The

A Towndividing line between a lot, tract or parcel of Oro Valleyland and a contiguous street (right-of-way). Town Council

Structural Alterations

The

A Town Councilchange in the supporting members of thea building such as bearing walls Townor partitions, columns, beams or girders or any complete rebuilding of Oro Valleya roof. Townhouse

Structure

A dwelling with party walls and no side yards between abutting dwellingspiece 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

((O)18-12, Amended, 07/18/2018)

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

Transportation Plan

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

Subdivider

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

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 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.

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 (O2)11-01 parts.

Subdivision” shall also include any condominium, cooperative, Enactedcommunity apartment, townhouse or similar project containing 02/16/2011four (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.

Turnover

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

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

Unshielded Light Fixture A

c. The luminary without allleasing of theapartments, shieldingoffices, necessary to be defined asstores, or similar space within a full cutoff lightbuilding or trailer fixture. Usablepark, nor Lot Areato mineral, oil, or gas leases.

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

Survey

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

Use Permit

An activity with the purpose of locating, identifying, and evaluating cultural or archaeological sites without causing any disturbance of the ground.

Swimming Pool

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 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

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 pool established or maintained on any premises by an individual for his own or his family’s use or for guests of the household.

Public

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

Semi-Public

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

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

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

Vehicle Dealer

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

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

Vehicle Repair

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

All aspects of motor vehicle repair including, but not limited to, lubrication, tune ((O)20-06 , 2020.)

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

Vehicle Storage Facility

Temporary Fencing

A facility whose primary purpose islight, temporary barrier, as approved by the temporaryTown, storage of motorthat clearly and vehicles, including parking garagesconspicuously delineates areas designated to remain undisturbed or that are to be protected during construction. Vehicle Wash

Temporary Lighting

A

Lighting convenience useused for the cleaning and washing of motor vehicles including interior cleaning and vacuuming anda limited duration; for example, holiday decorations, civic events, or construction waxingprojects. Veterinary Services

Terrace

An

A establishment where animals or pets are given medical or surgical treatment and are caredrelatively level step construction in the face of a graded slope surface for during the time of such treatmentdrainage and maintenance purposes. Visibility Nuisance

Testing, Archaeological

A

The use that createslimited subsurface excavation or remote sensing of a hazardproposed disturbance (or portion thereof) to air navigation by reducing visibilitydetermine the potential, type, or extent of the archaeological site. Visually SignificantTesting may include trenching and establishing archaeological excavation units and will include the screening of excavated material for artifact recovery.

Slopes

Theater

Sloped

An areas of fifteen percent (15%) and greater visible from scenic corridorsestablishment where primarily movies, shows or performances are shown or conducted, public rights-of-way, publicincluding movie theaters, parksplayhouses and all trails identified in the Oro Valley Trails Masterother performing arts centers.

Timeshare Plan.

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

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

Volume The

Any degree of sound intensity orarrangement whether by tenancy in common, sale, audibility. Volumedeed, Buildingor 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

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

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

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

Wall

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

Tonal Sound

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

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.

A wall constructed of concrete block, brick, stone or other similar material, forming a physical barrier, constructed such that one hundred percent ((O)20-07 , 2020.)

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

Tot Lot

An

A establishment where the primary service is forsmall (typically less than one-half (1/2) acre) the storage and distribution of goods of any typerecreational area primarily intended for young children (ages eight (8) and whereunder), with a showroom is permitted as an ancillary useprimary emphasis on playground equipment and supporting amenities and infrastructure. Heavy

((O)11-05 , 2011.)

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

Light

Tower

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

((O)20-06, Amended, 07/15/2020)

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

Town

Wholesale

The Town of Oro Valley.

Town Council

The sale of tangible personal property for resale by a licensed retailer and notTown Council of the saleTown of tangible personal property for consumption by the purchaserOro Valley. Wildlife Permeable Development

Townhouse

Residential

A developmentdwelling with aparty 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 orno side yards between the development and adjacent open space areasabutting dwellings.

((O)18-12 , 2018.) Wireless

Transportation CommunicationsPlan Facility

A facility for the transmission and/or receptionplan that provides for the development of radio frequency signals. Any device, including DBS satellitea system of streets and highways dishes, used to receive signals from direct broadcast satellites (DBS); multi-channel multi-point distribution providers (MMDS);including the location and alignment of existing and proposed thoroughfares, bicycle paths, frontage roads, and television broadcast stations (TVBS)limited access to Oracle Road. Yard

Treatment 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

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.)

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

Turnover

The side yard adjacent to a common lot line.

Rear

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

Unshielded Light Fixture

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

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

Usable Lot Area

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,

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

Use 12/07/2016)

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.)