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Planning & Zoning Division
The Planning and Zoning Division reviews all building plans, business licenses, development plans and subdivision plats for zoning compliance. We prepare and revise the General Plan and the Zoning Code and review proposals for such amendments as well as rezonings, conditional uses and variances.


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Copper Point Specific Plan
Most Recent Changes to Copper Point Specific Plan:  As a result of resident concerns expressed at the April Planning and Zoning Commission hearing, the applicant has removed multi-family housing (apartments) from the plan, has increased the size of the neighborhood park from 1 acre to 3 acres, has added three pocket parks, and continues to commit to an in-lieu fee of $1,000 per residence for the enhancement of public parks. See below for the fifth draft of the plan, which includes these changes. 

Status: On May 1, 2017, the Planning and Zoning Commission voted to recommend approval of the plan to the Town Council.
Date Submitted: August 13, 2014 (first submittal); March 20, 2015 (second submittal); December 3, 2015 (third submittal); February 2017 (fourth submittal)
Next Steps: At the June 12 public hearing, the Town Council will hold a public hearing to make a decision on the Specific Plan.
Overview: The Copper Point Specific Plan covers approximately 160 acres at the southeast corner of the Pima Mine Road and I-19 interchange. Proposed uses are mixed use, single-family residential, and parks and open space.
Contact: Dylan Parry, Planner
Documents:

Fifth Submittal of the Copper Point Specific Plan (redlines) - for May 1 Commission hearing
Fifth Submittal of the Copper Point Specific Plan - for May 1 Commission hearing
  • For traffic and circulation information, refer to pages 67-69 of the Specific Plan. In-depth Traffic Impact Analyses will be required at the time of subdivision or development plan.
Staff Power Point Presentation - May 1 Planning Commission public hearing

Staff Power Point Presentation - April 3 Planning Commission public hearing

Wireless Communication Facilities Code Amendment
Status: Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval in a 6:0 vote during a public hearing on April 3, 2017.
Next Steps: The Town Council will hold a noticed public hearing. At the public hearing, the Town Council will make a decision on the amendment.
Overview: This main focus of this amendment is to address wireless communication facilities in the public right-of-way. A secondary goal of the amendment is to correct and clarify some existing issues in the wireless regulations Chapter. 
Contact: Anna Casadei, AICP, Planning and Zoning Manager


Type 3 Conditional Use Permit for a Wireless Communication Tower and Related Waiver at the Pima County Wastewater Treatment Facility on Old Nogales Hwy.
Status: Under review
Next Steps: A public hearing before the Planning and Zoning Commission will be scheduled. Public notice will be provided. The Commission will make a recommendation to the Mayor and Town Council, which will make a decision on the proposed wireless communication facility at a subsequent public hearing.
Overview: The applicant is proposing a new wireless communication facility to be located at the Pima County Wastewater Treatment plant on Old Nogales Highway immediately north of Quail Creek-Veteran's Municipal Park. The tower  is proposed to be 150 feet in height and will be a non-camouflaged monopole design. The applicant is requesting one waiver of standards to allow the tower to exceed the maximum height of 70 feet for a residential zone.
Contact: Dylan Parry,
Planner

Type 3 Conditional Use Permit for a Wireless Communication Tower and Related Waivers on the Frontage Rd. north of Duval Mine Rd.
Status: At a public hearing on August 1, 2016, the Planning & Zoning Commission voted to continue the hearing to September 8 to allow the applicant time to meet with neighbors. On September 8, the Commission again voted to continue the public hearing. Notice will be provided when the next meeting date is scheduled.
Next Steps: The Commission will make a recommendation to the Mayor and Town Council, which will make a decision on at a subsequent public hearing.
Overview: The applicant is proposing a new Verizon Wireless tower to be located at 18105 S. I-19 Frontage Road, between Duval Mine Road and Calle de Marzo. The tower will be designed as a pine tree and is proposed to be 78 feet in height. The applicant is requesting two waivers of standards: 1) to allow the tower to exceed the maximum height of 70 feet for a residential zone; and 2) to reduce some of the required landscaping for the site.
Contact: Dylan Parry,
Planner



Quick Zoning Information
The following link is designed to be an easy reference to assist you in finding zoning information, and is not an official source. For official zoning information, please refer to Title 18 of the Town Code or contact Planning and Zoning staff.

Zoning Map
Updated January 2016


Aspire 2035: Sahuarita's General Plan
The General Plan is the roadmap guiding long-range growth and land development in Sahuarita to meet the needs of current and future populations.  It is the foundation for establishing the goals, policies and tools needed to implement the community vision. 

Aspire 2035: Sahuarita's General Plan.



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Planning & Zoning Division
375 W. Sahuarita Center Way
Sahuarita, AZ 85629
Phone:520-822-8855