General Plan Overview
Updates to the City’s General Plan normally occur every ten (10) years unless the City experiences rapid growth, then an update is needed before the 10th year. The General Plan is a document that serves as a guide for the City on how land should be developed in the future. Land uses are designated within the General Plan for the City of Casa Grande’s future growth. This service area in the Planning and Development Department provides staffing and technical support during the City’s effort to update the General Plan.
What is a Major Amendment to the General Plan?
A major amendment to the City’s General Plan is any proposal that would result in a change to the Land Use Plan Map that would substantially alter the planned mixture or balance of uses. The criterion for determining whether or not a proposed amendment to the general plan is a major amendment is based upon the relative size and amount of change proposed in addition to its relationship with surrounding land uses and its impact upon major public infrastructure.
Major Amendments will involve an expanded public review process. State law limits local government agencies to one time per calendar year to review major amendments to the general plan.
The term amendments shall apply to both text and map revisions.
When is the deadline to submit an application for a major general plan amendment?
Complete applications and fees are due to the Planning and Development Department, Development Center, 510 E. Florence Blvd., Casa Grande AZ 85122 by 5:00 p.m. on the deadline date, according to the schedule.
What is a Minor Amendment to the General Plan?
Minor amendments to the general plan are considered as minor text changes and corrections that do not impact the substantive portions of the Land Use Plan’s mixture or balance. Any change mandated by initiatives or state law shall utilize the minor amendment process.