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  • Comprehensive Plan Amendment and Concurrent Plan Amendment Rezoning Application and Submittal Guidelines

    Comprehensive Plan Amendment

    The Comprehensive Plan amendment process (Section18.89.040 of the Pima County Zoning Code) provides opportunities to address oversights, inconsistencies, or land use related inequities in the plan, or to acknowledge significant land use changes in a particular area or region. Amendment requests are initiated by property owners who seek to rezone and develop property at densities or uses not permitted under the property’s current plan designation(s).

    Applications for a plan amendment are accepted twice a year during the following months:
    • February-April  accepts all amendment applications
    • August-September  accepts application for amendments that are less than 640 acres

    See Process and Submittal Guidelines

    Concurrent Comprehensive Plan Amendment and Rezoning or Specific Plan

    A concurrent plan amendment and rezoning application may be submitted at any time if the proposal does not conflict with any applicable policies of the comprehensive plan and  meets the following:

    Residential Uses that do not require a preliminary development plan a listed in Section 18.91.030E are required to meet one of the following:

    1. One additional residence may be requested if at least 5% of the perimeter of the property abuts a property with a zoning or comprehensive plan designation equal to or higher density than proposed.
    2. More than one additional residence may be requested if 50% of the perimeter of the property abuts a property with a zoning or comprehensive plan designation equal to or higher density than proposed.
    Commercial or Mixed-Uses:
    1. If Section 18.91.030E does not require a preliminary development plan, at least 5% of the perimeter of the property shall abut a property with a zoning or comprehensive plan designation equal to or less restrictive than proposed.
    2. If Section 18.91.030E requires a preliminary development plan and the property is less than 10 acres, 75% of the perimeter of the property shall abut a property with a zoning or comprehensive plan designation equal to or less restrictive than proposed.
    3. Is in conjunction with a Specific Plan.

    See Process and Submittal Guidelines here

    Pre-Application Meeting

    Attendance to a Pre-Application meeting is a pre-requisite to submitting an amendment application.   Send your meeting request along with the proposed change in land use designations and parcel number(s) one week prior to the meeting date to DSDPlanning@pima.gov  to be scheduled for the Pre-Application meeting  which is held at 201 N. Stone Avenue, 2nd floor on the 3rd Wednesday of the month beginning at 9:00 am.

    Submittal Guidelines

    To electronically submit a Comprehensive Plan Amendment or Concurrent Plan Amendment and Rezoning Application, complete the application and upload the required documentation.  To submit an application in person to 201 N. Stone Avenue, 2nd floor Planning, fill out the printable application and submit the application and attachments in electronic form.  For electronic submittal, a record will be opened and an email containing an invoice with the record number for making payment through the online payment portal will be sent to the applicant.

    Fees

    To calculate fees, contact us or see Table 1 - Public Hearing, Review & Processing Fees  for the following items:
    • Comprehensive Plan Amendment is feed for 2-public hearings (Item 1) and Item 5 or 6 (whichever is applicable)
    • Concurrent Plan Amendment and rezoning is feed for 2-public hearings (Item 1), Item 3, Item 6a, Item 7, Item 9a, and Items 11a or Item 19 (if applicable)
    • Concurrent Plan Amendment and Specific Plan 2-public hearings (Item 1), Item 3, Item 7, Items 19 -24 (if applicable)
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