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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.

Aspire 2035: Sahuarita's General Plan
Click here for additional details on Aspire 2035 and to view the draft documents. Aspire 2035 was adopted by the Town Council on June 22, 2015, but the process isn't over yet. The Plan will be on the election ballot this fall, and voter support is necessary for Aspire to go into effect.  


Sahuarita Farms/FICO Minor General Plan Amendment

Status: Continued to October 12, 2015 at Town Council public hearing on August 24.   

Planning & Zoning Commission public hearing held February 2, 2015. Commission recommended approval of the amendment. Planning & Zoning Commission staff report is available here

Staff's Power Point presentation from Planning & Zoning Commission

Next Step: A public hearing before the Town Council will be held on October 12, 2015. A decision may be made during this hearing.

Overview: The minor General Plan Amendment serves three purposes:
  1. Adjust the boundary of the General Plan Special Planning Area, increasing it from 5,237 acres to 5,645 acres; and
  2. Revise land use designations within the Special Planning Area; and
  3. Add text to the General Plan clarifying its relationship to the Sahuarita Town Center and Santa Cruz River Corridor Subarea Plan.
Exhibits:

Sahuarita Farms/FICO Specific Plan
Status: Continued to October 12, 2015 at Town Council public hearing on August 24, 2015.

Draft Specific Plan     
Draft Development Agreement    
Development Agreement Executive Summary

Planning & Zoning Commission public hearing held February 2, 2015. Commission recommended approval of the amendment. Planning & Zoning Commission staff report

available here.

Staff's Power Point presentation from Planning and Zoning Commission
Applicant's Power Point presentation from Planning and Zoning Commission

Next Step:  A public hearing before the Town Council will be held on October 12, 2015. A decision may be made during this hearing.

Overview: The proposed Specific Plan encompasses approximately 5,645 acres and will allow for suburban residential, urban residential, neighborhood commercial, general commercial, local office, general employment, and light industrial land uses. A maximum of 19,055 residential units is proposed. For more information visit www.sahuaritafarms.com/.


Copper Point Specific Plan
Date Submitted: August 13, 2014 (first submittal); March 20, 2015 (second submittal)
Status: Under Review (second submittal - click here to view)
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



Business Zones Amendment
Status: Final draft complete- Business Zones     
Next Steps: Public hearing before the Planning and Zoning Commission scheduled for September 10, 2015.
Overview: The Town of Sahuarita is in the process of updating its business zones. Town staff has met with a review group of industry experts in crafting this draft. The proposal includes the deletion of the TR (Transitional) zone, the RVC (Rural Village Center) zone, and the MU (Multiple Use) zone. Two new zones are created -- the NC (Neighborhood Commercial) zone and the MX (Mixed Use) zone. 
The draft is now complete. Any interested parties are invited to view the draft and forward any comments, questions, or concerns to staff prior to the public hearing. Any member of the public is also invited to attend the public hearing and provide input. 
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 2014

Land Use by Zone
This matrix provides a list of uses and zones in which those uses are allowed. 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.

Zoning Summary 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 is currently in the process of updating its General Plan. Learn more about the Aspire 2035 General Plan update and get involved!

Current General Plan Maps


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