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Type of Services Permitted For The Urban Program

The types of services permitted shall be limited to "GAS", "FOOD", "LODGING", "CAMPING", "ATTRACTION", and "24 HOUR PHARMACY". The following criteria must be met to qualify to display a logo sign on a specific service information sign.

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GAS service business

To be eligible to place a logo on a logo sign panel, a gas service business shall:

  1. Provide gasoline, diesel fuel, oil, and water for public purchase or use.
  2. Provide sanitary restroom facilities and drinking water.
  3. Provide a telephone available for public use.
  4. Meet the additional requirements for a primary or secondary gas service business.

Primary Definition

A gas service business that is within three miles of an intersection or exit ramp; is in continuous operation to provide services at least 16 hours per day, seven days per week for the interstate system; and 12 hours per day, seven days per week, for other highways.

Secondary Definition

A gas service business that is within three to 15 miles of an intersection or exit ramp terminal, and is in continuous operation to provide services at least eight hours per day, five consecutive days per week.

FOOD service business

To be eligible to place a logo on a logo sign panel, a food service business shall:

  1. Provide sanitary restroom facilities for customers.

  2. Provide a telephone available for public use.

  3. If a food service business is part of a food court located within a shopping mall, the shopping mall may qualify as the responsible operator if the food court:
    1. Complies with this Section
    2. Has clearly identifiable on-premise signing consistent with the logo sign that is sufficient to guide motorists directly to the entrance to the food court.
  4. Have a license where required.

  5. Meet the additional requirements for a primary or secondary food service business.

Primary Definition

A food service business that is within three miles of an intersection or exit ramp terminal and is in continuous operation to serve at least two meals per day at least six days per week.

Secondary Definition

A food service business that is within three to 15 miles of an intersection or exit ramp terminal, and is in continuous operation to serve at least two meals per day (either breakfast and lunch, or lunch and dinner) for a minimum of five consecutive days per week.

LODGING service business

To be eligible to place a logo on a logo sign panel, a lodging service business shall:

  1. Provide five or more units of sleeping accommodations.
  2. Provide a telephone available for public use.
  3. Have a license, where required.
  4. Provide sanitary restroom facilities for customers.
  5. Meet the additional requirements for a primary or secondary lodging service business.

Primary Definition

A lodging service business that is within three miles of an intersection or exit ramp terminal;

Secondary Definition

A lodging service business that is within three to 15 miles of an intersection or exit ramp terminal;

CAMPING service business

To be eligible to place a logo on a logo sign panel, a camping service business shall:

  1. Be able to accommodate all common types of travel trailers and recreational vehicles.

  2. Have a license, where required.

  3. Provide sanitary restroom facilities and drinking water.

  4. Be available on a year-round basis unless camping in the community is of a seasonal nature in which case the facilities in question shall be open to the public 24 hours per day, seven days per week during the entire season.

  5. Meet the additional requirements for a primary or secondary camping service business.

Primary Definition

A camping service business that is within five miles of an intersection or exit ramp terminal;

Secondary Definition

A camping service business that is within five to 15 miles of an intersection or exit ramp terminal A

ATTRACTION service business

To be eligible to place a logo on a logo sign panel, an attraction service business shall meet the following requirements, if applicable:

  1. Derive less than 50% of its sales from:
    1. The sale of alcohol consumed on the premises.
    2. Gambling.
  2. Derive more than 50% of its sales or visitors during the normal business season from motorists who do not reside within a 25-mile radius of the business.

  3. Provide at least 10 parking spaces.

  4. Provide historical, cultural, amusement or leisure activities to the public.

  5. Be in continuous operation at least six hours per day, six days per week, except:
    1. An arena attraction shall hold events at least 28 days annually.
    2. A cultural attraction shall be open at least 180 days annually.
    3. An educational attraction shall operate at least six hours per day, five days per week;
    4. A domestic farm winery or domestic microbrewery shall be open for tours at least 40 days annually.
    5. A farm-related attraction shall be open at least 120 days annually.
    6. A dude ranch shall be open at least 150 days annually.
    7. Meet the additional requirements for a primary or secondary attraction service business in the definition of a primary or secondary business.

    Attraction” means any of the following:

    “Arena” means a facility that has a capacity of at least 5000 seats, and is a:
    Stadium or auditorium; Track for automobile, boat, or animal racing; or Fairground that has a tract of land where fairs or exhibitions are held and permanent buildings that include bandstands, exhibition halls, and livestock exhibition pens.

    “Cultural” means an organized and permanent facility that is open to all ages of the public, and is a:
    Facility for the performing arts, exhibits, or concerts; or Museum with professional staff, and an artistic, historical, or educational purpose, that owns or uses tangible objects, cares for them, and exhibits them to the public.

    “Domestic farm winery” means a site licensed by the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control under A.R.S. § 4-205.04 that produces at least 200 gallons and not more than 40,000 gallons of wine annually that is commercially packaged for off-premises sale, and is open to the public for tours to provide an educational format for informing visitors about wine.

    “Domestic microbrewery” means a site licensed by the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control under A.R.S. § 4-205.08 that produces not less than 5000 gallons of beer in each calendar year following the first year of operation and not more than 1.24 million gallons of beer in a calendar year, and is open to the public for tours to provide an educational format for informing visitors about beer.

    “Dude ranch” means a facility offering overnight lodging, meals, horseback riding, and activities related to cattle ranching;

    “Farm-related” means an established area or facility where consumers can purchase directly from Arizona producers locally-grown, consumer-picked or pre-picked produce, or local products produced from locally-grown produce.

    “Golf course” means a facility offering at least 18 holes of play. Golf course excludes a miniature golf course, driving range, chip-and-putt course, and indoor golf.

    “Historic” means a structure, district, or site that is listed on the National or Arizona Register of Historic Places as being of historical significance, and includes an informational device to educate the public about the facility’s historic features.

    “Mall” means a shopping area with at least 1 million square feet of retail shopping space.

    “Recreational” means a facility for physical exercise or enjoyment of nature that includes at least one of the following activities: walking, hiking, skiing, boating, swimming, picnicking, camping, fishing, playing tennis, horseback riding, skating, hang-gliding, and climbing;

    “Scenic tours” means a business that offers guided tours of scenic areas in Arizona through various means, including air, motorized vehicle, animal, walking, or biking.

Primary Definition

An attraction service business, or staging area of that business, that is within three miles of an intersection or exit ramp terminal.

Secondary Definition

An attraction service business, or staging area of that business, that is within three to 15 miles of an intersection or exit ramp terminal.

TWENTY-FOUR HOUR PHARMACY business

To be eligible to place a logo on a logo sign panel, a 24-hour pharmacy business shall:

  1. Operate continuously 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
  2. Have a state-licensed pharmacist present and on duty at all times.
  3. Meet the additional requirements for a primary 24-four hour pharmacy business.

Primary Definition

A 24-hour pharmacy that is within three miles in any direction of an interchange or exit ramp terminal on the Interstate system.