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General Plan Amendments

The Future in Balance
The General Plan is the Town's Community Plan and it provides broad guidance in the areas of land use, circulation, public safety, water resources and other community related topics.  The General Plan provides for an annual amendment process to consider changes to the document.  Neighborhood meetings are held for each amendment to gain community input on the proposed changes.  The specific date and time of the neighborhood meetings for each amendment can be found under the amendment heading below. 

Following the neighborhood meeting process, the cases will be forwarded for public hearings and recommendation for the Planning and Zoning Commission during the month of November.  The Town Council will then consider the amendments and make a decision at public hearing in December.  Information on the specific applications can be found below, or by contacting the project planner listed with each application.  The Town of Oro Valley welcomes all comments on the proposed amendments to the General Plan. 

General Plan Update Contact - generalplan@orovalleyaz.gov

Major General Plan Amendments
A Major General Plan Amendment is a substantial alteration of the land use mixture or balance. Major General Plan Amendments are required for all amendments that are five acres or greater in size. Applications for Major Amendments can only be submitted once a year from January 1st through April 30th. Major General Plans require two neighborhood meetings, two Planning and Zoning Commission meetings, and a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Town Council.

Shannon Road South of Ironwood High School OV1114-001

Naranja Drive South of Ironwood High School is a 77 acre property located on the east side of Shannon Road approximately one-quarter (1/4) mile south of Naranja Drive.  The owner has filed a Major General Plan Amendment from Rual Low Density Residential to Low Density Residential and Medium Density Residential.

 

 

La Cholla Blvd and Naranja Drive Southwest OV1114-002

La Cholla Blvd and Naranja Drive Southwest is a 202 acre property located on the west side of La Cholla Blvd between Naranja Drive and Lambert Lane.  The owner has filed a Major General Plan Amendment from Rural Low Density Residential, Low Density Residential, Medium Density Residential, Neighborhood Commercial Office, Public/Semi Public, Open Space and Significant Resource Area to Master Planned Community.

 

La Cholla Blvd and Naranja Drive Northwest OV1114-003

La Cholla Blvd and Naranja Drive Northwest is a 19 acre property loacated on the west side of La Cholla Blvd between Glover Rd. and Naranja Dr.  The owner has filed a Major General Plan Amendment from Medium Density Residential and Significant Resource Area to Master Planned Community.

 

 

Minor General Plan Amendments
A Minor General Plan Amendment includes amendments that are five acres or less in size and that are contiguous to like existing land use categories. Applications for minor amendments may be submitted any time of the year. Minor Amendments require one neighborhood meeting, a Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, and a majority vote by Town Council for approval.