Oro Valley, Arizona - The Town of Oro Valley announced today that it has posted two informational videos on the Town’s website to kick off public outreach for two separate proposed General Plan Amendments and associated rezonings. These are requests from property owners to develop their private property. All property owners have the right to request review of their development proposal. This is not the Town’s proposal – it is the property owner’s.
The Town is required to provide due process in a timely manner as proscribed by state law. Furthermore, state law requires General Plan Amendments be heard in the same calendar year in which they are submitted. This means Town Council must consider the application at public hearing no later than December of this year.
The two proposals include:
- Vistoso Golf proposed General Plan Amendment and Rezoning (Case#: 2000844)
- Description: The applicant is proposing a General Plan amendment and rezoning for the Golf Club at Vistoso to include a senior care facility, a mix of residential subdivisions, open space and trails.
- Link to video: https://youtu.be/8_LlsuM8Pek
- Link to project page: https://www.orovalleyaz.gov/town/departments/community-and-economic-development/planning-division/projects/vistoso-golf-proposed
- Reference: Vistoso Golf
- Southeast of Tangerine Road and N. 1st Avenue Intersection proposed General Plan Amendment and Rezoning (Case: 2000882)
- Description: Proposed General Plan Amendment and Rezoning to enable development of a senior care facility, multi-family residential or townhomes
- Link to video: https://youtu.be/9skpkd7fgh4
- Link to project page: https://www.orovalleyaz.gov/town/departments/community-and-economic-development/planning-division/projects/southeast-tangerine
- Reference: Tangerine and 1st Avenue
Typically, an in-person neighborhood meeting is held prior to formal submittal of a General Plan Amendment and/or rezoning application. With the ongoing COVID-19 social distancing requirements, alternative methods are necessary and the best solution under the existing circumstances and timing requirements. The Zoning Code enables the Planning and Zoning Administrator to approve alternative methods of public outreach when warranted.
This modified process is only being used due to the current social distancing requirements and does not take the place of a much valued in-person neighborhood meeting. The Town’s aim is to provide such opportunities in the late summer and fall, safety permitting. The Town will also host and facilitate web-based, fully interactive Zoom meetings in May to offer residents a chance to ask questions and offer their comments.
All questions and comments should be submitted via email to email@example.com or by phone, 520-229-4711. When submitting a comment or question, please include your name, address and subject reference for the project you are commenting on.