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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.

Variance for Grace Church Landscaping Requirements
Location: 2301 E. Sahuarita Road (Grace Church)
Status: The proposed variance has been reviewed and scheduled for public hearing before the Board of Adjustment on December 12, 2016, at 10:00am.
Next Steps: The Board of Adjustment will make a decision on the application at the public hearing.
Overview: The applicant has requested a variance in order to remove the requirement for front bufferyard landscaping due to the presence of a utility easement in the area. Existing landscaping in front of Grace Church is in the public right-of-way and will remain.
Contact: Orlanthia Henderson, Planner

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,

Conditional Use Permit Process Amendment

Status: The amendment is currently being drafted.
Next Steps: The Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing to review and make a recommendation to the Town Council. Public notice of the hearing will be provided. 
Overview: This amendment is intended to clarify and refine the process for conditional use permits, and in particular public notice of these uses. The amendment does not propose changes to land uses conditionally permitted in the various zoning districts. 
Contact: Anna Casadei, AICP, Planning and Zoning Manager

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 links are designed to be easy references to assist you in finding zoning information, and are 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

Zoning Summary Guide
NOTE: Some of the code amendments that are currently underway or recently adopted will result in changes to the zoning summary guide. Please check with staff before making any decisions based on this guide.
This table is a quick reference to development standards for each zone. This is simply a helpful guide and is not to be considered official zoning information. Please refer to the Town Code or Town staff for official zoning information.

The 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.

The Town recently adopted Aspire 2035: Sahuarita's General Plan.

Contact Us
Planning & Zoning Division
375 W. Sahuarita Center Way
Sahuarita, AZ 85629