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A. Purpose and Intent. The purpose of this section is to provide regulations and standards for development of campgrounds and recreational vehicle parks, and accessory uses such as recreational and community sanitary facilities. For the purposes of this section, the words “space,” “stall,” or “site” shall indicate the individual area used by a single RV or as a single campsite and shall be used interchangeably.

B. No recreational vehicle shall by any definition be deemed a residence, and use of such as a residence is prohibited in all zoning districts except in accordance with Section 10-1-20 of the Town Code.

C. Recreational vehicles may be used as temporary residences during construction and only so long as a valid building permit for construction remains in force, and not to extend beyond the date of the issuance of a certificate of occupancy. Power for the recreational vehicle shall be provided through the establishment of a temporary power connection of adequate amperage, on a freestanding pole of adequate construction.

D. General Requirements.

1. Campgrounds and recreational vehicle parks shall be developed in accordance with Chapter 6, Standards for Planned Unit Development and Planned Area Development, Section 6-020, Standards for Planned Area Development.

2. No certificate of occupancy shall be issued until the developer can demonstrate compliance with all health laws and regulations of the State of Arizona and Yavapai County.

3. Each lot, parcel, or tract of land used for a campground or RV park shall have a minimum of three (3) acres.

4. Service buildings associated with the campground or RV park, including utilities, management office, repair shop, equipment storage, sanitary facilities, laundry facilities, and recreational facilities are permitted accessory uses. Maximum building height shall not exceed two (2) stories or 35 feet, regardless of zoning district.

5. Campgrounds shall provide plumbed sanitary facilities in a permanent structure and shall provide one (1) men’s and one (1) women’s, or two (2) all-gender (separately locking) toilets, lavatories, and showers for each fifteen (15) spaces, subject to the requirements of the adopted building and plumbing codes.

6. No campground or RV park space, site, or plot shall be occupied unless and until thirty percent (30%) of the total planned area or ten (10) spaces, sites, or plots are completely prepared and equipped for use in all respects, as well as all driveways, on-site circulation features, laundry facilities, and bath, wash, and toilet facilities.

7. A financial assurance may be required at the discretion of the Community Development Director.

E. Development Standards.

1. Each RV space shall have an area of not less than 1,800 square feet, and a width of no less than 25 lineal feet.

2. Each camping space shall have an area of not less than 1,000 square feet, and a width of no less than 25 lineal feet.

3. Maximum lot coverage, including all buildings, RV spaces and campsites, and paved areas shall not exceed the greater of sixty percent (60%) of the lot area or the maximum allowable lot coverage of the lot’s zoning designation.

4. The maximum density shall be twelve (12) sites per acre.

5. All utility lines, cable TV and electric transmission lines under 12,000 volts shall be placed underground within a campground or park.

6. On-site circulation and parking shall be as follows:

a. A minimum of two (2) off-street parking spaces will be provided on each camping or RV site. The parking spaces and the drive shall be dust-proofed and surfaced with crushed rock or similar material and may be configured in a tandem design.

b. Guest parking shall be provided at a minimum ratio of one (1) parking space for each five (5) camping or RV spaces and surfaced with dust-free materials.

c. Interior drives or roadways within a campground or RV park shall be paved to a minimum width of 22 feet.

d. A minimum of two (2) vehicular entrances shall be provided; one (1) entrance may be used as an emergency access and closed to the public.

e. Street lighting shall be provided along park streets for the safety of pedestrians and shall comply with the outdoor lighting provisions of Chapter 8, Outdoor Lighting Code.

7. The minimum distance from any portion of the camping or RV space from lot lines shall be as follows:

a. From front space line: 5 feet from the nearest edge of an interior drive or roadway.

b. From the rear space line: 5 feet.

c. From other space boundaries not in common with the edge of an interior drive or roadway: 5 feet.

d. From an exterior boundary of the park abutting public streets: 20 feet; from all other exterior park boundaries: 10 feet.

e. From another recreational vehicle on an adjoining space: 10 feet.

8. Landscaping and signage requirements are as follows:

a. Landscaping shall be installed in accordance with Chapter 9, Landscape Design Standards.

i. Refuse collection areas shall be central to the campground or RV park and screened from public view.

ii. Campgrounds and RV parks shall be screened in an attractive manner from surrounding lots by a solid wall, fence, or suitable planning as follows:

A. Front yards and street facing yards: not less than 4 feet in height nor greater than 6 feet in height;

B. Any other yard: 6 feet in height;

C. A 20-foot landscaping strip shall be maintained as a landscaped area on the perimeter of all campgrounds or RV parks; and

D. When adjacent to any single-family residential district, the finished side of the fence or wall shall face the residential use and be set back from the property boundary by a 20-foot buffer area. The buffer area shall be landscaped in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 9, Landscape Design Standards.

b. Signage shall be in compliance with Chapter 7, Signs. (Revised by Ordinance #411; prior code §  4-2)