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.

Rancho Sahuarita Specific Plan - Substantial Amendment

Status: Adopted by Town Council July 30, 2018. 

Next Steps: N/A

Overview: The applicant has requested a substantial amendment to the Rancho Sahuarita Specific Plan to remove the PF/OS/dr (Public Facilities/Open Space/drainage) land use designation along the east side of I-19. These areas will take on the land use designations of the development pods immediately to their east.  The primary purpose of this request is to reflect a new drainage master plan. Open space will be provided along the east/west wash systems. 

Contact: Anna Casadei, AICP, Planning and Zoning Manager

Madera Highlands Specific Plan - Substantial Amendment

Status: Public hearing tabled by the Planning and Zoning Commission on August 6, 2018.

Next Steps: The applicant was instructed to host a second neighborhood meeting to facilitate conversation with Madera Highlands residents. The item will be scheduled on a future Planning and Zoning Commission agenda, and public notice will be provided. The Planning and Zoning Commission will make a recommendation to the Town Council, which will make the final decision on this request at a public hearing.

Overview: The applicant has requested a substantial amendment to the Madera Highlands Specific Plan to remove the requirement that 2.6 acres of the Town Center zone be developed with non-residential uses. The amendment also removes the 15-acre minimum requirement for commercial uses. 

Contact: Anna Casadei, AICP, Planning and Zoning Manager

Temporary Off-Site Sign Plan for Meritage Homes at Madera Highlands

Status: Approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission on August 6, 2018. 

Next Steps: N/A

Overview: The applicant has made a request to place 20 signs along Town roadways directing traffic to the model home complex at Madera Highlands. This request will not increase the dwelling unit cap or overall density of Madera Highlands.

Contact: Anna Casadei, AICP, Planning and Zoning Manager

Comprehensive Sign Plan Amendment for The Crossing at Sahuarita

Status: Approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission on August 6, 2018.

Next Steps: N/A

Overview: The applicant has requested an amendment to the Comprehensive Sign Plan for The Crossing at Sahuarita to allow for a 20% increase in area for building signs. 

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).