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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.  Project status and public hearing 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. 

Type 1 General Plan Amendments
A Type 1 General Plan Amendment is a substantial alteration of the land use mixture or balance. Type 1 Amendments are required for all amendments that are 40 acres or greater in size and include changes on parcels to different land use types that have the most impact. Applications for Type 1 Amendments can only be submitted once a year from January 1st through April 30th. Type 1 General Plan Amendments require two neighborhood meetings, two Planning and Zoning Commission meetings, and a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Town Council.

The Town of Oro Valley has three Type 1 General Plan Amendment applications for 2017. Details regarding the applications can be viewed below and at Ovprojects.com.

Tangerine Road – State Land General Plan Amendment - Proposed Type 1 General Plan Amendment to extend the Planning Boundary and add a Land Use designation of Master Planned Community to a 321-acre property owned by the State of Arizona, located at the northwest intersection of W. Tangerine Road and N. Coyote Crossing Trail, bordered by W. Moore Road and N. Thornydale Road, OV1701699 (Town Project Manager: Michael Spaeth, AICP, Current Planning Principal Planner, 520-229-4812 or mspaeth@orovalleyaz.gov.)

Big Wash General Plan Amendment - Proposed Type 1 General Plan Amendment to the General Plan Land Use Map for an approximately 108-acre property from Open Space, Park, Resort/Golf Course and Medium Density Residential (2.1 – 5.0 du/ac) to Open Space, Park, Medium Density Residential and High Density Residential (5.1+ du/ac). The property is located in Rancho Vistoso Neighborhood 5 bounded by Future Moore Road on the west and Rancho Vistoso Boulevard on the east, OV1701068 (Town Project Manager: Michael Spaeth, AICP, Current Planning Principal Planner, 520-229-4812 or mspaeth@orovalleyaz.gov.)

Innovation Park Drive General Plan Amendment - Proposed Type 1 General Plan Amendment to the General Plan Land Use Map for an approximately 15-acre property from Commerce/Office Park to Medium Density Residential (2.1 – 5.0 du/ac). The property is located on the northwest corner of Rancho Vistoso Boulevard and Vistoso Commerce Loop, OV1701076 (Town Project Manager: Elisa Hamblin, AICP, Long Range Principal Planner, 520-229-4847 or ehamblin@orovalleyaz.gov.)

Type 2 General Plan Amendments

A Type 2 General Plan Amendment includes amendments that are 40 acres or less in size and do not represent a substantial alteration of the Town's land use mixture or balance. Applications for Type 2 amendments may be submitted any time of the year. Type 2 Amendments require two neighborhood meetings, a Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, and a majority vote by Town Council for approval.

The Town of Oro Valley has one Type 1 General Plan Amendment application for 2017. Details regarding the application can be viewed below and at Ovprojects.com.

Shannon Road General Plan Amendment - Proposed Type 2 General Plan Amendment to the General Plan Land Use Map for a 78-acre property from Rural Low Density Residential (0 – 0.3 du/ac) to Low Density Residential - 1 (0.4 – 1.2 du/ac) located on the east side of N. Shannon Road immediately south of Ironwood Ridge High School, OV1701072 (Town Project Manager: Milini Simms, Planner, 520-229-4836 or msimms@orovalleyaz.gov.)