Zoning Portal | Zoning Districts

A-1 Limited Agriculture
This district is intended to provide for the continuation of general farming and related uses in those areas of the City that are not yet committed to urban development. It is further the intent of this district to protect lands contained herein from urban development until their orderly transition into urban-oriented districts is required.

B-1 Local Business
This district is intended to provide for individu­al or small groups of retail and customer service establishments serving primarily the convenience of the local neighborhood, and for which the character, appearance, and operation are compatible with the character of the surrounding area.

B-2 Community Business
This district is intended to provide for the orderly and attractive grouping at appropriate locations of business­es offering a wider range of retail products and services than are provided in B-1 Local Business District. The character, appearance, and operation of any business in the district should be compatible with any surrounding areas.

B-3 Office & Professional Business
This district is intended to provide for individual or groups of buildings limited to office, professional, and special service uses where the office use would be compatible with other adjacent uses.

B-4 Highway Business
This district is intended to provide for the orderly and attractive grouping at appropriate locations along federal, state and county highway routes of those businesses and customer services which are logically related to and dependent upon highway traffic or which are specifically designed to serve the need of such traffic.

B-6 Interchange Regional Retail
This district is intended to provide for the orderly and attractive grouping of high-intensity retail, commercial and mixed uses along the federal interstate highway system. Areas that may be designated as part of the B-6 district shall be limited to contiguous premises that abut the federal interstate highway system, and at least one (1) premises shall include a Destination Retail building with a gross floor area of 250,000 square feet or more.  

DTSMUPDD Drexel Town Square Mixed Use Planned Development District
This district is intented to provide for a hybrid town center which integrates permitted uses.

ER Equestrian Residential
This district is intended to provide for large residential lots with limited animal husbandry uses accessory to residential uses. Residential development in the ER district is permitted at densities not to exceed 0.3 dwelling units per net acre.

FW Floodway

The Floodway District (FW) is the channel of a river or stream and those portions of the floodplain adjoining the channel required to carry the regional floodwaters. See Section 17.0322 for more details.The floodway is depicted on the floodplain zoning maps and includes those identified pursuant to Section 17.0324(d).

I-1 Institutional
This district is intended to eliminate the ambi­guity of maintaining, in unrelated use districts, areas which are under public, public-related or private ownership and where the use for pub­lic purpose is anticipated to be permanent. Uses permitted shall gener­ally serve the public benefit.

Lm-1 Light Manufacturing
This district is intended to provide for a mix of low-impact (of a limited nature and size) manufacturing, industrial, wholesaling, limited warehousing, research and development, engineering and testing, and related service facilities and uses which occur within enclosed buildings, and which will not have an adverse effect upon the district in which the use is located.

M-1 Manufacturing
This district is intended to provide for manufactur­ing, industrial, and related uses of a limited nature and size which, on the basis of actual physical and operational charac­teristics, would not be detrimental to the surrounding area or to the City as a whole by reason of smoke, noise, dust, odor, traffic, physical appearance, or other similar factors.

P-1 Park
This district is intended to provide for areas where the open space and recreational needs, both public and private, of the citi­zens of the City of Oak Creek can be met without undue distur­bance of natural resources and adjacent uses.

Rd-1 Two-Family Residential
This district is intended to provide for two-family residential development at densities not exceeding 5.8 dwelling units per net acre.

Rm-1 Multi-Family Residential
This district is intended to provide for multi-fami­ly residential development at densities ranging from 5 to 14.5 dwelling units per net acre. The permitted density of a project with a mix of efficiency, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, three-bedroom, and four-bedroom dwelling units is calculated based on the proportionate share of each dwelling unit type.

Rs-1 Single-Family Residential
This district is intended to provide for single-fam­i­ly residential development at densities not to exceed 2.0 dwelling units per net acre.

Rs-2 Single-Family Residential
This district is intended to provide for single-fam­i­ly residential development at densities not to exceed 2.9 dwelling units per net acre.

Rs-3 Single-Family Residential
This district is intended to provide for single-fam­i­ly residential development at densities not to exceed 4.4 dwelling units per net acre.

Rs-4 Single-Family Residential
This district is intended to provide for single-fam­i­ly residential development at densities not to exceed 5.4 dwelling units per net acre.

Rs-5 Mobile Home Park
This district is intended to provide for the location of mobile home parks in a residential setting that is compatible with adjacent land uses.

Zoning Districts
As you drive around the City, you can see that different areas have unique characteristics. Some areas have predominantly residential uses, while others may host commercial or industrial uses. The City has adopted a zoning map that depicts where these areas are located.

Base zoning districts divide the City into broad categories, including agricultural, residential, commercial, industrial, and other areas. Some of those broad categories may be further classified based on the density of residential units, for example, or the intensity of commercial and industrial uses.

In simple terms, base zoning districts are the “where” in a zoning code and land uses are the “what.”

Overlay Districts In addition to the base zoning districts, overlay zoning districts are established to account for unique conditions or requirements. As the name suggests, these districts rest on top of the base zoning districts. They are commonly used to place additional requirements on new development or further limit what can happen within an overlay district.

Other Map Features The interactive zoning map may also show other kinds of map features that are not specifically related to the zoning code, but may relate to the land development process.

Page Navigation - For the sake of convenience, the zoning districts are grouped into different categories. You can use the filter to narrow the list and you can also use the search feature to look for key terms. If you click on the map marker associated with a particular district, the interactive map will open and show where that district is located.