1. Undeveloped natural land.
2. Trails, with the approval of the Town Council.
1. Golf course, including clubhouses located thereon, but not including miniature courses.
2. Park land.
3. Public and private wildlife reservations.
4. Publicly and privately owned or operated fire and/or public police stations.
5. Undeveloped natural land.
6. Utility services, but not including offices, wastewater treatment plants, generating stations, and wireless communications towers and antennas, unless otherwise specifically permitted elsewhere in the ordinance.
7. Special Event Facility as an Accessory Use to a Clubhouse. A golf course operator may develop and operate a special event facility within or immediately adjacent to a clubhouse, if those criteria listed below are met. A special event facility is a permanent building that is developed for individual short-term special events at the clubhouse, including weddings, parties, meetings, golf tournaments and other similar events. The size limitations of the special event facility, as noted below, shall include any restrooms, storage areas, or other portions of the building that are developed for the sole use of the special events facility. In the review of a building permit application for a special event facility, the Town may consider building elevations, building materials, building color, landscaping, hours of operation, signage, parking, duration, and neighborhood impact. As a minimum, the following standards shall apply:
a. A special event facility shall be constructed using the same exterior building materials and paint color as the clubhouse. Unless permitted by a development agreement, tents, membrane structures or similar buildings or structures are specifically prohibited. However, temporary single-event tent(s) may be permitted by Special Event permit pursuant to Section 5.16 of this Ordinance.
b. Any golf course clubhouse may have a special event facility that is up to 2,400 square feet in size, regardless of the size of the clubhouse. A special event facility may be greater than 2,400 square feet in size, but the special event facility shall be no greater than thirty (30%) percent of the air-conditioned areas of the clubhouse, but not including any golf cart storage or maintenance areas of the clubhouse,
c. In no case shall a special event facility be used between the hours of 12:00 AM and 6:00 AM on Friday and Saturday evenings. A special event facility shall not be used between the hours of 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM on Sunday through Thursday evenings. However, on holidays that occur on Sunday through Thursday evenings, the Development Services Director may, with prior approval, allow a special event facility to be used until 12:00 AM instead of 10:00 PM. If the Development Services Director determines that music or crowd noise has disturbed adjacent residential users, the Development Services Director, at his/her discretion and by certified letter to the golf course operator, may further limit the hours of future special events.
d. No additional parking spaces are required to be provided for a special event facility. However, there shall be no nongolf-related events that utilize the special event facility that begin before 4:00 PM unless either additional on-site parking for the facility is provided at a rate of one parking space per every 4 persons of the capacity of the special event facility or alternative parking accommodations and transportation (if necessary) are provided and prior approval is given by the Development Services Director.
e. There shall be no additional signage associated with the special event facility.
2. Parks and Nature Preserves.
3. Archaeological or historic sites.
4. Public Trailhead with facilities such as, but not limited to , ranger stations, parking areas, restrooms, seat benches, covered armadas and similar structures, trails, trail improvements, and similar features that substantially conform to the adopted Master Plan for the Fountain Hills McDowell Mountain Preserve, with specific approval of the Town Council.
5. Public Trailhead with facilities such as, but not limited to, ranger stations, parking areas, restrooms, seat benches, covered armadas and similar structures, trails trail improvements, and similar features on land other than the Fountain Hills McDowell Mountain Preserve with specific approval of the Town Council.
6. Utility services, water tanks, and emergency access easements, may grade, landscape, or otherwise encroach, but not including offices, wastewater treatment plants, generating stations, sub-stations, or similar structures, with specific approval of the Town Council with an encroachment permit.