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Reviewing Peoria’s zoning districts

On Behalf of | May 4, 2021 | Real Estate & Development

Before beginning a commercial development project in Peoria, you need to find the ideal location. Knowledge of the local zoning laws in this Arizona town can help guide a successful endeavor.

These are the common non-residential zoning categories in Peoria, Arizona.

Central commercial district (C-3)

This district comprises the historic Old Town section of Peoria. Ideally, C-3 buildings consist of small, locally-owned establishments with off-site parking for a walkable, neighborhood environment.

Convenience commercial district (C-1)

In this zone, developers can provide limited neighborhood necessities, such as convenience stores and other retail establishments. Generally, the C-1 district allows development only on the major thoroughfares and not on adjacent residential streets.

General commercial district (C-4)

This catch-all category provides zoning for commercial locations that do not fit in other zone categories. Developers will find C-4 zones along Grand Avenue and Bell Road.

Intermediate commercial district (C-2)

This code describes a limited group of service and retail locations. They must be at least a mile away from similar commercial zones.

Office commercial district (O-1)

This code designates zones that bridge residential areas with heavier commercial areas. Office commercial zoning allows legal, medical and professional services as well as limited retail locations.

Planned community commercial district (PC-1)

These large commercial shopping centers provide products and services to consumers throughout the region. Considered shopping destinations, PC-1 zones can also include mixed-use residential condos, restaurants and offices.

Planned neighborhood commercial district (PC-1)

The PC-1 district is the traditional structure of a large anchor store, such as a supermarket or big-box chain, surrounding by a strip of smaller retail and service locations. These zones are typically located at intersections at least one mile away from other commercial districts.

Seeking guidance during the zoning process can help ensure that your development project proceeds as expected.