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  • Latest version of county comprehensive plan ready for public hearings

    Mar 20, 2015 | Read More News
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    The Pima County Planning and Zoning Commission will consider the latest version of Pima Prospers, the 10-year update of the county’s Comprehensive Plan, at public hearings March 25 and April 8. The public is encouraged to provide the commission feedback about the plan. Both commission hearings will be held at 9 a.m. in the Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, 130 W. Congress St.

    The comprehensive plan will be used to guide the region’s growth, conservation and community design for decades to come. It is truly comprehensive in nature, addressing most services of the county.
    The Board of Supervisors also will hold a public hearing once it receives a recommendation from the Planning and Zoning Commission, but state law prohibits the board from making substantive changes without review by the Planning and Zoning Commission. The commission’s hearings and recommendation are therefore critical to the process. The county’s goal is to provide a document that the Board of Supervisors is comfortable approving by June 2015.

    Pima County Development Services released previous drafts of Pima Prospers in May, October and December 2014, for public comment. Those were working documents that did not have all of the plan’s appendixes and maps. This version is substantially complete. To read or download a copy, the public can go to www.pimaprospers.com.

    Also scheduled for public hearing is a significant update of the county’s Major Streets and Scenic Routes Plan. That plan identifies rights of way that may be needed to add capacity to some streets in the future or for preservation of scenic views as a result of expected growth in some areas of the county. It adds, deletes, and modifies certain future roadway rights of way to reflect current and future planned growth.

    The commission may recommend changes to the Pima Prospers plan and the Major Routes and Scenic Routes Plan before voting to submit them to the Board of Supervisors for consideration and adoption.