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required by state law, cities and towns must adopt new plans, or readopt
existing plans, every ten years. Show Low’s current General Plan was adopted by
the voters in 2008. Based on the local economy over the past ten years and the
subsequent lack of development, the City Council and Planning and Zoning
Commission collectively felt previous projections remained valid. Per their
recommendations, staff updated the existing plan using new demographic data and
revised maps to reflect current city limits and conditions. At the January 16, 2018, regular meeting, the
City Council approved the 2018 General Plan and ordered it be placed on the
Primary Election ballot for voter approval.
The General Plan is a guideline used by the City Council,
Planning and Zoning Commission and others when examining development projects
and land use changes. It is used by City staff to review building and
development regulations and when preparing recommendations for projects. A
General Plan provides evidence to funding entities that the City is committed
to a well-planned future, with controlled growth. The goals, objectives,
strategies, maps and figures included with the General Plan are used by City
staff, City Council and appointed Commissions and Boards to evaluate if a
project is consistent with the desires of the community.
For questions or more information, call Planning and Zoning
Director Justen Tregaskes at (928) 532-4041 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Copies of the 2018 General Plan and Development Plan map are available for review at the listed links: