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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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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.

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: Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval on July 6, 2017.
Next Steps: A public hearing before the Town Council, which will make a decision on the proposed wireless communication facility, is scheduled for August 28th. Public notice will be provided.
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

Type 3 Conditional Use Permit for a Wireless Communication Tower and Related Waiver on the Frontage Rd. north of Duval Mine Rd.
Status: The Planning and Zoning Commission public hearing for this application was continued from August, 2016. The applicant has re-submitted additional analysis, and a Planning and Zoning Commission public hearing is anticipated for September 7, 2017.
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 camouflaged as a eucalyptus tree and is proposed to be 70 feet in height. The applicant is requesting a waiver of landscaping standards to reduce some of the required landscaping for the site. This represents a change from the original application, which proposed a 78-foot tall monopine design (pine tree camouflage).
Contact: Dylan Parry,

Content Neutral Sign Code Amendment
Status: Stakeholder review in progress.
Overview: This main goal of this amendment is to bring Sahuarita's sign code into compliance with the United States Supreme Court's Reed vs. Town of Gilbert decision, which requires sign regulations to be completely content neutral. This amendment represents a significant overhaul to the sign standards. A draft of the amendment is available upon request, and input is welcome. 
Next Steps: Stakeholders (primarily signage and real estate experts and industry groups) are currently reviewing the draft. Changes to the draft will be made in response to comments from the stakeholder group. Once consensus is reached, the amendment will be scheduled for public hearings. Like all zoning code amendments, this one will have a hearing before the Planning and Zoning Commission, which will make a recommendation to the Town Council. The Town Council will make a decision at a subsequent public hearing.
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