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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

Withdrawal of Shannon Road south of Ironwood Ridge High School Major General Plan Amendment. 

The proposed Major General Plan Amendment was withdrawn on October 6th by the applicant and will not be heard at upcoming public hearings. Please contact Matt Michels, Senior Planner (229-4822 or mmichels@orovalleyaz.gov) with any questions.

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 Rural Low Density Residential to Low Density Residential and Medium Density Residential.

 

La Cholla Blvd and Naranja Drive Southwest OV1114-002

Postponement of November 3rd Planning and Zoning Commission meeting to November 20th

The previously scheduled Planning and Zoning Commission meeting on November 3rd will be postponed until Thursday, November 20th.  The purpose for the postponement is to allow additional time for the applicant to amend the application in light of resident input at the October 20th Neighborhood Meeting and further to allow residents ample time to review the amended application (once resubmitted) prior to the public hearing. It is anticipated that the applicant’s revised submittal will be available on the Town’s website on Tuesday, November 4th.

The November 20th Planning and Zoning Commission meeting will be held at 6:00 PM in the Town Council Chambers, 11000 N. La Canada Drive.  Should you have any question in this regard, please contact Chad Daines at (520) 229-4896 or cdaines@orovalleyaz.gov.

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

Postponement of November 3rd Planning and Zoning Commission meeting to November 20th

The previously scheduled Planning and Zoning Commission meeting on November 3rd will be postponed until Thursday, November 20th.  The purpose for the postponement is to allow additional time for the applicant to amend the application in light of resident input at the October 20th Neighborhood Meeting and further to allow residents ample time to review the amended application (once resubmitted) prior to the public hearing. It is anticipated that the applicant’s revised submittal will be available on the Town’s website on Tuesday, November 4th.

The November 20th Planning and Zoning Commission meeting will be held at 6:00 PM in the Town Council Chambers, 11000 N. La Canada Drive.  Should you have any question in this regard, please contact Chad Daines at (520) 229-4896 or cdaines@orovalleyaz.gov.

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.