The Zoning Code is a tool used by the City to implement the Chandler General Plan. The Planning Division prepares zoning code amendments to address changing needs of the community.
Chandler Zoning Code
This link will take you to Municode.com to view Chandler's Zoning Code, which is Chapter 35 of the City of Chandler Municipal Code.
Zoning District Summary
The Zoning District summary is provided as a quick reference for typical site development requirements (building height, lot coverage, setbacks, etc.) for what is commonly referred to as hard zoning districts (C-1, C-2, SF-8.5, MF-1, etc.). Please note that many properties are zoned PAD (Planned Area Development) or have a PAD overlay on top of the hard zoning district. The PAD zoning is essentially a customized zoning district that is applied to any type of use (residential, commercial, industrial) and could entail variations from the site development requirements provided in the summary provided above. Therefore, it is highly advised that you contact a City Planner at 480-782-3050 in order to confirm the zoning district and associated site development requirements for any specific property.
Interactive Planning Map
The interactive panning map provides a variety of information including property zoning, rezoning requests and proposed preliminary development plans, and group home locations. While efforts have been made to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information, the City of Chandler makes no warranties, written or implied, regarding the information presented on this map. Users are responsible for assessing the accuracy of the information contained in the zoning map and should always contact a City Planner at 480-782-3050 to verify information.
Unified Development Manual
The Zoning Code can also be accessed by clicking on the Unified Development Manual (UDM) link above. The UDM, which contains more than three hundred pages, is a compilation of legislated municipal regulations, administrative procedures, technical standards and construction specifications. Electronic access enables quick reference to this information and allows users to print out applicable provisions, forms, and standard details.
Zoning Code Amendments
Listed below are adopted and proposed amendments to the Chandler Zoning Code (since January 2000), any of which can be accessed through the Chandler City Code or the Unified Development Manual.
|Zoning Code Amendment Subject||Ordinance||Staff Memo||Date Approved|
|Citizen Review Process||3139||Staff_Memo_00-116||05/11/2000|
|City Center District (CCD)||3163||Staff_Memo_PZ00-117||07/10/2000|
|Commercial Design Standards||3262||Staff Memo 01-129 Staff Memo_01-015||05/10/2001|
|Residential Child Care, In-home daycare & Group Homes||3240||Staff_Memo_01-147||06/14/2001|
|Large Single Use Retail (aka Big Box)||3290||Staff_Memo_01-189||08/09/2001|
|MF-2 Zoning District||3320||Staff_Memo_01-305||12/10/2001|
|CCD Sign Code Amendment||3316||Staff_Memo_01-296||12/13/2001|
|Planned Area Development (PAD)||3411||Staff_Memo_02-182||11/07/2002|
|Group Homes||3421||Staff_Memo_03-003 Staff Memo 02-216||01/23/2003|
|Expanded Notification Requirements||3640||Staff Memo 04-258||12/18/2004|
|Extension of Liquor Premises in CCD||Staff Memo 07-075||04/26/2007|
|Artwork in Commercial Developments||3997||Staff Memo 07-310||01/31/2008|
|Temporary Signage||4182||Staff Memo 09-121||10/19/2009|
|Temporary Signage||4218||Staff Memo 10-057||05/13/2010|
|Non-Commercial Signage||4209||Staff Memo 10-054||05/13/2010|
|Wireless Communication Facilities||4216||Staff Memo 10-052||05/13/2010|
|Extension of Premises to serve liquor in PAD||4206, 4207||Staff Memo 10-069||06/22/2010|
|Medical Marijuana||4278||Contact staff at 480-782-3000 for info||02/24/2011|
|Outdoor patio fencing (downtown area)||4280||Staff Memo 11-011||02/24/2011|
|Sign Code / Temporary Signage||4288||Staff Memo 11-056||06/23/2011|
|Solar Energy Systems||4302||Staff Memo 11-055||06/23/2011|
|Table of Permitted Uses||4311||Staff Memo 11-057||06/23/2011|
|Parking and Loading Regulations||4375||Staff Memo 12-077||08/13/2012|
|Sign Code / Tenant Panels on Monument Signs||4411||Staff Memo 12-156||12/13/2012|
Group Homes, Adult Care Homes, Residential Care Homes
|4513||Staff Memo 13-142||11/08/2013|
|ZCA14-0001 Zoning Code (misc. housekeeping) Amendments||4567||Staff Memo 14-097||10/20/2014|
|ZCA 150001 Adaptive Reuse Overlay District||4685||Staff Memo 15-167||01/28/2016|
|ZCA16-0002 Sign Code Amendment (Chapter 39 - Sign Code)
ZCA16-0002 Sign Code Amendment (Chapter 46 - Encroachments)
|Staff Memo 17-063
Staff Memo 17-064
|ZCA17-0001 Medical Marijuana Amendment||Notice of Public Hearings|
|ZCA18-0001 Autonomous Vehicles||Staff Memo 18-024|
ZCA18-0002 Transition from Liquor Use
Permits to Entertainment Use Permits
|4846||Staff Memo 18-112FA||12/10/2018|