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Planning Division

  • April 20, 2016 - Southeast corner of Lambert Lane and La Cholla Boulevard - Rezoning

    UPDATE: The proposed rezoning has been scheduled for consideration by Town Council on May 4, 2016. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers.

    The revised site plan can be viewed HERE.

    An updated narrative regarding the revised drainage concept can be viewed HERE.

    Should you have any questions, we encourage you to contact Michael Spaeth, Senior Planner, at (520) 229-4812 or

  • April 5, 2016 - Community Academy

    On April 5th, 2016, staff completed the first of three Community Academy sessions for the planning advisory boards. Approximately 12 residents and Town officials attended this session, which focused on residential development trends in Southern Arizona and Oro Valley. The topics of discussion included: trends in the housing market, land sales and desired home types by location, size and amenities. For a copy of the PowerPoint presentations, please click HERE.

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.