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City Council adopted the new Land Development Code and Zoning Map in 2018.

Zoning Map

The Land Development Code is an important tool for preserving Sedona's scenic beauty and unique community character. For the story behind the scenery, visit the following pages for a photo tour of how the Land Development Code influences Sedona's built environment:

Land Development Code Table of Contents:

Article 1: General Provisions

Article 2: Zoning Districts

Article 3: Use Regulations

Article 4: Wireless Communication Facilities

Article 5: Development Standards

Article 6: Signs

Article 7: Subdivision

Article 8: Administration and Procedures

Article 9: Rules of Construction and Definitions


Summary Table of Allowed Uses (pdf) 

Design Review, Engineering, and Administrative Manual

The Design Review, Engineering, and Administrative Manual features supporting materials to the Land Development Code (LDC), including submittal requirements, design guidelines, and technical engineering standards {Amended February 2020}. This manual is presented in three parts:

Chapter 1 – Administration: Information related to the submittal of development applications.

Chapter 2 – Design: Guidelines that highlight preferred design principles and the rationale behind various provisions, and additional details to supplement the requirements of the LDC.

  • Sedona Plant List: This is an excerpt of the Design Review, Engineering, and Administrative Manual (Section 2.4B and Appendix A).

Chapter 3 – Engineering: Specific design standards for grading and drainage, streets, driveways, and parking areas.


Zoning District Conversions  (pdf)

The table below shows the lineup of zoning districts from the current LDC and the previous (pre-2018) LDC. Changes include consolidation of similar districts, new districts, renamed districts, and removal of obsolete zoning districts.

Previous

Current

Comments

RS-5A Single-Family Residential

--

Carried forward as obsolete district

RS-70 Single-Family Residential

RS-70 Large Lot Single-Family Residential

Carried forward

RS-36 Single-Family Residential

RS-35 Large Lot Single-Family Residential

Consolidated

RS-35 Single-Family Residential

RS-18a Single-Family Residential

RS-18 Single-Family Residential

Consolidated

RS-18b Single-Family Residential

RS-12 Single-Family Residential

RS-10 Single-Family Residential

Consolidated

RS-10a Single-Family Residential

RS-10b Single-Family Residential

RS-6 Single-Family Residential

RS-6 Single-Family Residential

Consolidated

RMH-6 Single-Family Residential and Mobile Home

RMH-12 Single-Family Residential and Mobile Home

RMH Single-Family and Mobile Home

Consolidated

RMH-10 Single-Family Residential and Mobile Home

RM-1 Medium Density Multifamily

RM-1 Medium Density Multifamily

Carried forward

RM-2 High Density Multifamily

RM-2 Medium-High Density Multifamily

Carried forward and renamed

RM-3 High Density Multifamily

RM-3 High Density Multifamily

Carried forward

PRD Planned Residential

PD

Consolidated PRD and PD

CN Neighborhood Commercial

M1 Mixed-Use Neighborhood

Renamed/refined; residential with limited commercial

OP Office Professional

M2 Mixed-Use Employment

Renamed/refined; employment centers with limited residential

--

M3 Mixed-Use Activity Center

New district

C-1 General Commercial

CO Commercial

Consolidated and renamed

C-2 General Commercial

C-3 Heavy Commercial/Light Manufacturing

IN Light Industrial

Renamed

RC Resort Commercial

L Lodging

Consolidated

L Lodging

PD Planned Development

PD Planned Development

Consolidated PD and PRD

--

OC Oak Creek Heritage

New district

CF Community Facilities

CF Community Facilities

Carried forward

P Parking

--

Carried forward as obsolete district

OS Open Space and Recreation

OS Open Space and Recreation

Carried forward

NF National Forest

NF National Forest

Carried forward

T Transitional

SU

Obsolete

SU Special Use

--

Carried forward as obsolete district