There are several districts established to accommodate business and industrial uses. These Commercial/Industrial zoning districts, arranged from least to most intensive, are as follows: NB (Neighborhood Business), GB (General Business), LI (Light Industry), and HI (Heavy Industry). Numerous Special Uses are also possible in these zoning districts. Special uses are considered on a case-by-case basis and require a public hearing before the Planning and Zoning Commission.
The commercial and industrial zoning districts are summarized as follows:
Minimum Lot Size
NB (Neighborhood Business)
Neighborhood-oriented commercial uses, e.g. small shops and offices (residential uses are also permitted)
3,600 square feet
GB (General Business)
General commercial uses, e.g. retail trade, offices, light repair, service establishments, limited warehousing
LI (Light Industrial)
General light industrial uses, e.g. wholesaling and warehousing operations, manufacturing, repair services
HI (Heavy Industrial)
General heavy industrial uses, e.g. manufacturing, recycling centers, junkyards
The Cochise County Zoning Regulations have a complete list of permitted and special uses for each zoning district as well as definitions.