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.

Town Code Amendment - R-3 Lot Coverage

Status: Re-scheduled for Planning and Zoning Commission public hearing on April 23, 2018, at 5:30pm in the Saguaro Conference Room at Sahuarita Town Hall. This special meeting was scheduled due to lack of quorum at the regular meeting on April 2.

Next Steps: The Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing and make a recommendation to the Town Council, which will make a decision on the amendment at a subsequent public hearing.

Overview: This amendment will increase maximum lot coverage for the R-3 Single Residence Zone from 40% to 50%.

Contact: Anna Casadei, AICP, Planning and Zoning Manager

Town Code Amendment - Temporary Signs

Status: Adopted by Town Council 3/26

Next Steps: Effective date 4/26.

Overview: Town Council has directed staff to provide additional options for on-site temporary signage. The intent of the amendment is to increase the number and types of temporary signs that are allowed in Sahuarita. The amendment also eliminates the list of prohibited sign types.

Contact: Anna Casadei, AICP, Planning and Zoning Manager

Development Plan Standards Amendment

Status: Adopted by Town Council 3/26

Next Steps: Effective date 4/26.

Overview: The purpose of this amendment is to clarify procedures for development plan application and review, and to provide flexible standards for amendments and changes to approved development plans.

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 (PDF)

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 (PDF).