That is the vision and the name of Pima County’s Comprehensive Plan update effort. The plan is being shaped – with your help – to guide the region’s growth, conservation and community design for decades to come.
Here is the first draft of the plan and culmination of work from community meetings, targeted events, community stakeholder meetings and our online MindMixer tool. Draft goals and policies are included for most sections of the plan. Additional elements on finance matters and the implementation program will follow in the next draft (expected around Labor Day).
Please review the draft policies and maps below and use the Comment Form to share your feedback.
…to the following Pima County residents who attended one of the 10 open houses in May and June to see the first draft of the plan and who won tickets to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Biosphere 2, Kitt Peak and Pima Air & Space Museum:
|Charles and Susan Bush
| Vickie Pitts
| Maria Arvayo
| Tony Bruno
| Catalina Hall
| Caron Owens
| Dot Esler
| Rebecca Bushner
| Richard Sill
| Dave Devine
| and five other winners who wished to remain anonymous
Thanks to everyone who attended. And thanks to all of you who are reviewing the first draft and sharing your thoughts online. There’s still time to contribute!
- Introduction - describes the intent of the plan, the vision and principles behind the plan, what has changed since the last comprehensive plan was updated, population changes in Pima County, and the public comment process so far.
- Comprehensive Plan Structure - describes the proposed structure for the comprehensive plan document.
- Special Areas Policies - lists policies that apply to multiple parcels that share a unique physical feature. For example, one special area addresses floodplain protection.
Draft Core Elements
- Use of Land - proposes goals and policies on such subjects as land use patterns, military airports, revitalization, the natural environment, housing, cultural resources, community design and green building.
- Physical Infrastructure Connectivity - proposes goals and policies on such subjects as transportation, water resources, energy, wastewater, air quality, recycling, communications, public facilities, arts and culture, trails and flood control.
- Human Infrastructure Connectivity - proposes goals and policies on such subjects as health care services, public safety, parks and recreation, workforce training, arts and entertainment, library services, animal care facilities and food production.
- Economic Development - proposes goals and policies on such subjects as promoting economic development, tourism, business climate, and arts.
Draft Land Use Maps
The first draft of the plan shows existing planned land use and possible areas where change might occur, but individual land uses proposed for those parcels are not yet identified. These areas may change after the review of the first draft, so discussion now is important. Visit the Land Use Legend to see urban and rural land use categories, allowable zoning districts, and allowable ranges of residential density.
Remember to comment by filling out the online Comment Form. Together, we can make sure Pima prospers. Thanks!
Individual Comprehensive Plan Update Request
To submit a specific request to revise a Land Use Designation on a piece of property or to add, delete, or revise a Rezoning or a Special Area Policy, please complete the Individual Comprehensive Plan Update Request
. Submit by July 10th for consideration in the next draft due this Fall. We will continue to accept requests throughout the update process.