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

Town Council Work Session April 20, 2016
Planning Commission Work Session July 13, 2016
Planning Commission Work Session August 10, 2016
Town Council Introduction September 7, 2016
Planning Commission Public Hearing: September 14, 2016
Town Council Public Hearing (Action): September 21, 2016

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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