General Plan


The 2026 OV Path Forward General Plan website has launched! It serves as a hub for important information and provides an easy way to ensure your voice is heard. Be sure to visit the page, create an account, and bookmark the page. 

The General Plan is a community-driven, 10-year plan that includes goals, policies and measurable actions for public safety, environment, parks, water, development, housing, employment and more. The General Plan process identifies and turns the community’s vision into reality!

This page serves as a resource for information about the current Your Voice, Our Future General Plan and also serve as a hub for important updates and opportunities for community engagement as the town begins to prepare for the 2026 General Plan. Be sure to bookmark this page for easy access.

What is our current General Plan?

The Your Voice, Our Future General Plan was created and reviewed by residents during a multi-year process. The Plan was ratified by voters on November 8, 2016 and can be found online here(PDF, 6MB).

Inside the Your Voice, Our Future General Plan

The Your Voice, Our Future General Plan is made up of goals, policies and actions on topics important to the community:

  • Safety
  • Natural Beauty
  • Family Friendly
  • Complete Community
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Transportation
  • Cultural Resources
  • Water Resources
  • Clean Environment
  • Land Use
  • Development and Design
  • Community Services and Utilities

In total, 25 goals and 77 policies identify Oro Valley's envisioned future and a path to get there. To help make Oro Valley's vision a reality, the Plan also includes 310 measurable action items the Town formally reports progress on annually. Click here(PDF, 437KB) to read the most current progress report. 


Town of Oro Valley General Plan Land Use Map(PDF, 5MB)

The Land Use Map shows the proposed general uses of land within Oro Valley. It is the official Oro Valley policy on how land is distributed or set aside for different uses. The Land Use Map in this Plan was revised from the previous version with help from the Your Voice, Our Future Development Committee. Most of the designations on the map remain the same. During the map revision process, residents recommended changes to the map be handled through the plan amendment process, due to the robust public engagement involved in a formal application. As such, it is anticipated that changes to the map will occur during the lifespan of this Plan.

Community Engagement Information and Opportunities

Although the official “kick-off” for the next 10-year General Plan will not be until later this year (Fall 2023), preparations are underway to ensure there are ample opportunities for your voice to be heard through the creation and adoption of a community engagement plan.


Community-wide survey

Community input is foundational to the general plan process. A community-wide survey was published to identify the best ways to engage the community. Overall, 706 surveys were completed over the course of January 2023. The overall results have a precision of at least +/- 3.7 percent at the 95 percent confidence level (meaning there is 95% confidence that the survey results reflect the overall opinions of Oro Valley residents who are like the survey respondents to within plus or minus about 4 percentage points on any answer).

The results and analysis of the survey are available here(PDF, 2MB).

Advisory Group

An advisory group, consisting of board, commission, youth advisory and Town Council members met over the course of January and February. The advisory group reviewed the survey results and developed all key elements of the Community Engagement Plan. Recordings of the advisory group meetings are available on the “Meetings and Agenda” page of this website here.

Community Engagement Plan

The Community Engagement Plan was approved by Town Council on March 15, 2023. The Community Engagement Plan is available here(PDF, 6MB).


The General Plan is a community-driven policy document that includes the Town’s vision, goals, policies and measurable actions for public safety, environment, parks, water and much more. Oro Valley's General Plan will be on the ballot in 2026. To create a plan that resonates and reflects the community’s voice, we need everyone’s participation.

If you have any questions about the General Plan process, please contact Milini Simms, OV Principal Planner, at 520-229-4836.  

Archive of Previous General Plans

As General Plans become updated, our previous General Plan Documents will be archived here.