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Major General Plan Amendments

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What is a General Plan Amendment?

The Major 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 about submitting a General Plan Amendment, please refer to the General Plan or contact Brett Burningham,  Planning Manager, 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.

Tentative Key Dates for the 2018 General Plan Amendments

  •  Pre-Application submittal due:  February 26, 2018
  •  Major GPA Application due:  April 2, 2018
  •  60-day Agency Review:  May 2018 - June 2018
  • Town Council Work Session:  April 18, 2018
  • Planning Commission Work Session:  July 11, 2018
  • Planning Commission Meeting PUBLIC HEARING (Introduction)(alternative meeting location): August 8, 2018 (7:00 PM)
  • Town Council PUBLIC HEARING (Introduction): August 15, 2018 (7:00 PM)
  • Planning Commission PUBLIC HEARING: September 12, 2018 (7:00 PM)
  • Town Council PUBLIC HEARING: September 19, 2018 (7:00 PM)                                                    


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