There are several districts established to accommodate business and industrial uses. These Commercial/Industrial zoning districts ranging from least to most intensive are NB (Neighborhood Business), GB (General Business), LI (Light Industry), and HI (Heavy Industry). A number of Special Uses are also possible in these zoning districts. Special uses must be 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 Industry)
General light industrial uses, e.g. wholesaling and warehousing operations, manufacturing, repair services
HI (Heavy Industry)
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.