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Ongoing Amendments

Staff is currently working on a High Occupancy Housing Plan. Details on this ordinance, how Flagstaff residents can be involved in the process of drafting new policy statements and standards for high occupancy housing will be posted at http://tinyurl.com/planamendments.

Proposed amendment are summarized below.  A detailed PDF document that includes the proposed amendments with new text underlined and deleted text stricken can be found by clicking the link. 

  1. Building Placement (Section 10-40.030.040.C):  Reduce the side setback from 15-feet to 10-feet for development adjacent to residential in the Suburban Commercial (SC) and Community Commercial (CC) zones to better address development on existing lots, which are typically 50-feet wide.
  2. ADA Parking (Section 10-50.80.080.C):  Clarify that the depth of an ADA parking stall is 18-feet, which is similar to a standard parking space.
  3. Accessory Dwelling Units (Sections 10-40.60.030 and 10-80.20.010):  Create a definition for attached and detached ADUs, create standards for how an ADU is attached to the primary structure, and clarify the amenities that must be present within an ADU.
  4. Places of Worship (Sections 10-40.30, 10-40.40, 10-40.60, 10-50.80, and 10-80.20.160):  Create a land use classification, parking standard, and definition for Places of Worship that incorporates all religious uses into the definition and permits the use in all zoning districts.
  5. Lot Width (Section 10-80.20.120):  Modify the definition of lot width to address the creation of irregularly shaped lots.
  6. Rural Floodplain Map (Section 10-90.40.030):  Revise the Rural Floodplain Map back to the boundaries of the 1991 Rural Floodplain Map, which was inadvertently changed during the 2011 Zoning Code update, and add newly identified floodplain.   
Proposed Zoning Code Amendments – ADA Parking, ADUs, Places of Worship, Lot Width, and Rural Floodplain Map

Past Amendments
  1. Division 10-20.50 (Amendments to the Zoning Code Text and the Zoning Map): adopted on November 5, 2013, Ord. No. 2013-21. These amendments established a new process and procedure for zone changes.
  2. Section 10-50.100.080.E (Flagstaff Mall and Marketplace District): adopted on November 5, 2013, Ord. No. 2013-22. These amendments allowed for the installation of a new monument sign for the Flagstaff Mall and Marketplace District.
  3. Division 10-50.100 (Sign Standards): adopted on November 18, 2014, Ord. No. 2014-27. These amendments to the City's sign standards addressed concerns from the City Council and local residents with the complexity of the former sign standards, especially for building mounted signs, and for the proliferation of temporary signs within the City.
  4. Division 10-20.100 (Assurance of Performance for Construction): adopted on March 4, 2015, Ord. No. 2015-01. These amendments updated the standards and procedures regarding assurances for construction.
  5. Section 10-40.30.050 (Industrial Uses) and Sections 10-80.20.060 (Definitions, “F.”) and 10-80.20.200 (Definitions, “T.”): adopted on May 5, 2015, Ord. No. 2015-03. These amendments to the industrial zones, Table B, Allowed Uses and in the definitions clarify that freight and trucking facilities are a permitted use in the RD (Research and Development Zone.
  6. Comprehensive suite of amendments throughout the Zoning Code under Ordinance 2016-07 adopted on February 16, 2016 comprising mostly minor clarifications and corrections, but also some significant amendments to Section 10-40.40.030 to allow single-family dwellings and duplexes by right in the CC Zone, Section 10-40.60.260 (Mixed Use) and 10-40.60.280 (Planned Residential Development), Section 10-50.80.080 (Parking Spaces, Parking Lot Design and Layout) and in Division 10-50.110 to add two new building types; apartment building and stacked triplex.
  7. Division 10-50.100 (Sign Standards): adopted on June 21, 2016, Ord. No. 2016-22.  These amendments reconciled the sign standards with the US Supreme Court’s decision in the Reed v. Town of Gilbert.