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Planning Division

Announcements
  • January 14, 2015 - Zoning interpretation for proposed applicability of Section 1.3.J, Hillside District and Grading, of the Rancho Vistoso Planned Area Development

    Notice is hereby given that the Planning and Zoning Administrator has issued a formal zoning interpretation relative to the applicability of Section 1.3.J, Hillside District and Grading, of the Rancho Vistoso Planned Area Development to a property located at 1063 W. Tortolita Mountain Circle, in Stone Canyon II, Rancho Vistoso, Neighborhood 11.

    The zoning interpretation can be viewed HERE

    Per Zoning Code Section 21.6.G, appeals of Planning and Zoning Administrator interpretations may be taken to the Board of Adjustment by persons aggrieved by said interpretation within twenty (20) days from the date of the interpretation is published on the Town's website. The appeal shall be filed with the Town Clerk and the Board of Adjustment shall issue a decision within thirty (30) days following receipt of the appeal.

    Should you have any questions, please contact Bayer Vella, Planning Manager at (520) 229-4810, bvella@orovalleyaz.gov.

  • December 23, 2014 - Zoning interpretation for proposed play and stay casitas adjacent to Stone Canyon Clubhouse

    Notice is hereby given that the Planning and Zoning Administrator has issued a formal zoning interpretation relative to a proposed "play and stay casitas" short term rental property project adjacent to the east of the new Stone Canyon Clubhouse, located at 14320 N. Hohokam Village Place, in Neighborhood 11 of the Rancho Vistoso Planned Area Development.

    The zoning interpretation can be viewed HERE

    Per Zoning Code Section 21.6.G, appeals of Planning and Zoning Administrator interpretations may be taken to the Board of Adjustment by persons aggrieved by said interpretation within twenty (20) days from the date of the interpretation is published on the Town's website. The appeal shall be filed with the Town Clerk and the Board of Adjustment shall issue a decision within thirty (30) days following receipt of the appeal.

    Should you have any questions, please contact Bayer Vella, Interim Planning Manager at (520) 229-4810, bvella@orovalleyaz.gov 

Division Overview
The Planning division administers the General Plan and Zoning Code for the harmonious growth of the Town. The division is responsible for providing planning and zoning services to the Community, Town Council, Planning and Zoning Commission, Conceptual Design Review Board, Board of Adjustment, and project teams.  The division's Work Plan for the next two years will focus on updates to the sign code, zoning code, general plan and associated guidelines and standards.   

Oro Valley Town Code  |  Zoning CodeInteractive Zoning Map

Planning Program Overview
The primary function of the Planning program is to assure the proper implementation of adopted plans, policies and standards. Planning provides direction and support for the Planning and Zoning Commission, Conceptual Design Review Board, and Board of Adjustment. The planning team coordinates the review of development projects by various Town departments and divisions as well as external review agencies. Planning also prepares and analyzes amendments to the General Plan, Zoning Code, Planned Area Developments, and rezoning cases. Staff develops recommendations to promote the aesthetic, organized growth and development of the Town, and is responsible for the Citizen's Planning Institute.