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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.


Planning Projects 
View information about major planning and zoning projects currently underway.

Town Council, Planning and Zoning Commission, and Board of Adjustment meeting agendas, minutes, and report packets are available for public viewing at our Agenda Center.

Wireless Communication Facilities Code Amendment
Status: The amendment is being drafted. 
Next Steps: A public hearing before the Planning and Zoning Commission will be scheduled with public notice. The anticipated date, subject to change, is April 3, 2017.
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 Waivers
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


Copper Point Specific Plan
Date Submitted: August 13, 2014 (first submittal); March 20, 2015 (second submittal); December 3, 2015 (third submittal)
Status: Under review  (third submittal - click here to view)
Next Steps: Once all review comments have been addressed by the applicant, a public hearing will be scheduled before the Planning and Zoning Commission. The Commission will make a recommendation to the Mayor and Town Council, which will make a decision on the Specific Plan at a subsequent public hearing.
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 and multi-family residential, and parks and open space.
Contact: Anna Casadei, AICP, Planning and Zoning Manager


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