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A. Principal Uses permitted: (Not requiring a use permit).

1. Any principal permitted use in the Commercial district.

2. Wholesale establishments, warehouses and self-storage units.

3. Laboratories, research, design and testing when conducted completely within an enclosed building.

4. Manufacture or assembly of medical and dental equipment, drafting, optical, and musical instruments, watches, clocks, toys, games and electrical or electronic apparatus.

5. Manufacture or assembly of boats, bolts, nuts, screws, rivets, ornamental iron products, firearms, electrical appliances, tools, dies, machinery and hardware products and sheet metal products.

6. Manufacture or storage of food products including candy, dairy and ice cream and fruit and vegetable processing and canning.

7. Manufacture of rugs, mattresses, pillows, quilts, millinery, clothing, hosiery and fabrics, and printing and finishing of textiles and fibers into fabric goods.

8. Manufacture and/or fabrication of boxes, crates, furniture, cabinets, baskets, veneer and other wood products of a similar nature.

9. Manufacture of clay, stone or glass products including brick, cement, lime or composites.

10. Truck stop, transfer terminal or freight warehouse.

11. Lumber yards and mill work plants.

12. Sexually Oriented Businesses.

13. Medical Marijuana Processing Facility. (Created Ordinance #331 - Effective 04/08/11)

a. No use of medical marijuana shall be allowed on the premises.

b. Shall not dispose of marijuana remnants or by-products in exterior refuse containers and shall be properly ventilated to filter the odor from marijuana so that the odor cannot be detected by a person with a normal sense of smell at any adjoining use or property.

c. Any associated storage facility where medical marijuana or its by-products are stored shall be located in a building with appropriate security measures.

B. Accessory Uses Permitted: (Not requiring a use permit).

1. Caretaker’s facilities clearly incidental and secondary to the use of the premises for business purposes.

C. Conditional Uses Permitted: (Use Permit Required) (Amended 7/9/13 by Ord #352; Eff 8/9/13); (Revised by Ord #384; Res 1543; Adopted 5/9/17; Eff 6/9/17)

1. Agriculture Tourism

2. Agritourism Enterprise

3. Compounding of chemicals, petroleum, coal, and allied products, such as: acids and derivatives, ammonia, chlorine; distillation, manufacture or refining of coal, tar, asphalt or wood; refining or wholesale storage of petroleum, gasoline or lubricating oils.

4. Croplands

5. Quarrying, extracting, grinding or crushing of earth or minerals.

6. Reduction, refining, smelting, or alloying of metal and metal ores.

7. Auto salvage or junkyard

8. Wireless Communication Tower that meets or exceeds Federal Communications Commission standards. (Created 7/9/13 by Ordinance #352; Effective 8/9/13)

a. Facilities within Zone A as indicated on the following map shall not exceed 200 (two hundred) feet.

b. Facilities in all other areas of the Industrial Zoning District shall not exceed 65 (sixty-five) feet.

9. Any use not listed by determined by the Community Development Director to be similar in industrial character and use. (The Board of Adjustment shall have authority to hear and decide appeals where it is alleged by the appellant that there is error in any order or decision made by an administrative official of the Town of Clarkdale based on or made in the enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance. (Created 7/9/13 by Ordinance #352; Effective 8/9/13)

10. Any use not listed but determined by the Community Development Director to be similar in commercial character and use. (Revised by Ord #384; Res 1543; Adopted 5/9/17; Eff 6/9/17)

D. Maximum Building Height: 50 feet.

E. Minimum Lot Size: 35,000 square feet.

F. Minimum Lot Frontage: 200 feet.

G. Minimum Lot Width: 150 feet.

H. Minimum Yards Required:

Front- Any property or parcel abutting any State or U.S. Highway must fulfill the state and federal requirements for all structures.

All other, 30 feet from front property line; Side-None, unless residential use or adjacent to residential use, then 10 feet; Rear- 20 feet.

I. Performance Standards for Industrial Districts:

1. Traffic and Curbs-No Industrial development will be permitted which permits or encourages vehicular traffic to back into the street right-of-way, or otherwise unduly restricts or interrupts the normal flow of traffic. Curbs shall be installed in front of each developed parcel (as required by staff).

2. Landscaping and Paving-All open areas of an improved lot shall be maintained in a dust free conditions by landscaping with trees, shrubs, or suitable groundcover. Undisturbed natural growth is encouraged, however, covering with material which will provide an all-weather surface as an alternative.

3. Storage Facilities-Outside storage and display shall be permitted provided:

a. It is setback from the street or public right-of-way so as not to obstruct pedestrian or vehicular traffic and to allow necessary visibility of traffic signal, signs and approaching traffic.

b. Display or storage areas are kept free of litter and debris.

c. Goods, merchandise and materials are properly secured against theft, vandalism or lost.

d. Display or storage areas are established and maintained in conformance with fire access standards of the 2003 International Fire Code.

4. Illumination-of buildings, parking areas and loading facilities shall be so arranged as to eliminate glare toward street and adjoining properties.

5. Noise-At no point on the boundary of residential or business property zones shall the sound pressure level of an individual operation or plant exceed the decibel levels in the designated octave banks show below (excluding operation of motor vehicles or other transportation facilities):

Maximum Sound Pressure




Per Second

Level in Decibels

.0002 Dynes Per CM2
































Sound levels shall be measured with a sound level meter and associated octave band filter manufactured according to standards prescribed by the American Standards Association. Measurements shall be made using the flat network of the sound level meter. Impulsive type noises shall be capable of being accurately measured with equipment. Noises capable of being so measured, for the purposes of this section, shall be those noises which cause rapid fluctuations of the needle of the sound level meter with a variation of no more than plus, or minus, two decibels. Noises incapable of being so measured, such as those of an irregular or intermittent nature, shall be controlled so as not to become a nuisance to adjacent uses.

6. Smoke-No emission of smoke from any source shall be permitted to exceed a greater density that described as No. 1 on the Ringleman Chart. However, smoke may be emitted, which is equal to, but, not darker than No. 2 on the Ringleman Chart for not more than four (4) minutes in any thirty (30) minute period. For the purpose of grading the density of smoke, the Ringleman Chart as published by the U.S. Bureau Mines shall be the standard.

7. Glare or Heat-Any activity producing intense glare or heat shall be performed within a completely enclosed building in such a manner as not to create a nuisance or hazard along the lot lines.

8. Odors-No emission of odorous gases or other odorous matter shall be permitted in such quantities as to be offensive or in such manner as to create a nuisance or hazard along the lot lines.

9. Vibration-No vibration shall be permitted which is discernible beyond the lot line to the human sense of touch for three (3) minutes or more duration in any one (1) hour of the day between the hours of 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, or of thirty (30) seconds or more duration in any one (1) hour period during the hours between 7:00 pm to 7:00 am.

10. Fly, Ash, Dust, Fumes, Vapors, Gases and Other Forms of Air Pollution- No emission shall be permitted which can cause damage to persons, animals or vegetation or other forms of property.

11. Liquids and Solid Wastes-No wastes shall be discharged into the streets, drainage ways or onto any property which is dangerous to the public health and safety, and no waste shall be discharged into the public sewer system which endangers the normal operations of the public sewer system.

12. In any Industrial area, access from any state or federal highway shall be a minimum four hundred 400 feet between driveways and shall be approved by the Zoning Administrator of the Town of Clarkdale.

13. Screening-An owner of industrial property adjacent to any property having a zoning classification other than industrial shall, at the time of development or redevelopment of his property and at his own expense, construct a screen or barrier between his and the adjoining property. The screen may consist of plants and/or a fence or wall of solid construction as described by the Town of Clarkdale upon application of the owner at the time his property is developed or redeveloped.

I. Signs: Signs in conformance with Section 7. (Prior code §  3-14)