General Plan Amendments


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What is a General Plan Amendment?

The General Plan Amendment process allows property owners to apply for Major Amendments to the Town's existing General Plan each year. Applications are typically accepted once a year in June. The State of Arizona has established regulations under Arizona Revised Statues Section 9-461 to govern the process of how and when a Town will amend and update their General Plans. For details on how to submit a General Plan Amendment, please refer to the General Plan or contact Brett Burningham at 480-358-3097.

All proposed Major General Plan Amendments undergo a 60-day public comment period. After a series of public meetings, the proposed amendments are presented at Public Hearings before the Planning & Zoning Commission and the Town Council. By law, the Town Council votes to approve or deny the Major General Plan Amendment applications. A super-majority vote of the Council (5 votes) is required to approve a Major Amendment to the General Plan.

Key Dates for the 2016 General Plan Amendments

  •  Pre-Application submittal due:  March 1, 2016
  •  Major GPA Application due:  April 4, 2016
  •  60-day Agency Review:  May 2016 - June 2016
  • Town Council Work Session:  April 20, 2016
  • Planning Commission Work Session:  July 13, 2016
  • Planning Commission Work Session: August 10, 2016
  • Special Planning Commission Meeting PUBLIC HEARING (Introduction): August 31, 2016 (6:00 PM)
  • Town Council PUBLIC HEARING (Introduction): September 7, 2016 (7:00 PM)
  • Planning Commission PUBLIC HEARING: September 14, 2016 (7:00 PM)
  • Town Council PUBLIC HEARING: September 21, 2016 (7:00 PM)                                                            

Major General Plan Amendments

A map of the Major General Plan Amendments is now viewing. Please provide any comments to Brett Burningham at 480-358-3097.

For information on Major General Plan Amendment Submittals, please contact Brett Burningham at 480-358-3097.

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