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Planning Division

  • September 26, 2016 - Nakoma Sky Senior Living Facility Public Hearing

    The Nakoma Sky Senior Living Facility will be considered by Town Council on October 5, 2016. The meeting will be held in the Town Council Chambers at 11000 N. La Canada Drive.

    Should you have any questions, please contact Principal Planner Chad Daines at (520)-229-4896 or

  • September 22, 2016 - Major General Plan Amendment Public Hearing Process

    During the September 21, 2016 Town Council hearing, the following item (including the associated rezoning) was continued:

    1. Vistoso Highlands Major General Plan Amendment: This project involves an amendment of the land use designation from Neighborhood Commercial/Office (NCO) to Medium Density Residential (MDR) for 18 acres located at the northwest corner of Rancho Vistoso Boulevard and Vistoso Highlands Drive. The proposed project can be viewed HERE.


    At this time the proposal has not been resceduled for consideration. Notices will be mailed out once the items of have been placed on another Town Council agenda.

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.

View Planning Projects.