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General Plan Amendments

The Future in Balance
The General Plan is the Town's policy document providing 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 will be held for each amendment to gain community input on the proposed changes.  The specific date and time of the neighborhood meetings (once scheduled) 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.

Naranja Drive South of Ironwood High School OV1114-001

Naranja Drive South of Ironwood High School property is an 78 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 application to the General Plan future Land Use Map to support low density and medium density residential development.

 

La Cholla Blvd and Naranja Drive Southwest OV1114-002

La Cholla Blvd and Naranja Drive Southest is an 290 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 application to change the land use designation of the property from Low Density Residential, Medium Density Residential, Open Space, Neighborhood Commercial and Public/Semi-public to Master Planned Community. 

 

La Cholla Blvd and Naranja Drive Northwest OV1114-003

La Cholla Blvd and Naranja Drive Northwest is an 19 acre property located on the west side of La Cholla Blvd. between Glover Rd. and Naranja Dr.   The owner has filed a Major General Plan Amendment application to change the land use designaiton of the property from Medium Density Residential to Neighborhood Commercial and Office.

 

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.