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File #: 20-331    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Study Session Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/31/2020 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 9/10/2020 Final action: 9/10/2020
Title: 2022 General Plan Update Process
Attachments: 1. A. 2012 Paradise Valley General Plan, 2. B. RFP #20-112-CMD, 3. C. PowerPoint Presentation
TO: Mayor Bien-Willner and Town Council Members

FROM: Jill Keimach, Town Manager
Paul Michaud, Planning Manager
Loras Rauch, Special Project Planner

DATE: September 10, 2020

DEPARTMENT: Community Development

Staff Contact Loras Rauch, 348-3595

2022 General Plan Update Process

To provide Town Council an update on the 2022 General Plan Update process. This includes the discussion of project budget, consultant selection process and review process going forward.

In accordance with A.R.S. ?9-461.06.K. on or before the tenth (10th) anniversary of the plan's most recent adoption, the governing body of the municipality shall either readopt the existing plan for an additional term of up to ten (10) years or shall adopt a new general plan.

In accordance with A.R.S. ?9-461.05 the General Plan shall consist of a statement of community goals and development policies, include maps, any necessary diagrams and text setting forth objectives, principles, standards and plan proposals. Based on the Town's population, the Paradise Valley 2022 General Plan must include at a minimum the following elements per A.R.S. requirements:

* Land Use Element
* Circulation Element
* Open Space Element
* Growth Area Element
* Environmental Planning Element
* Cost of Development Element
* Water Resource Element

The 2012 General Plan addresses these A.R.S. mandatory elements albeit in a combined fashion. The existing 2012 General Plan elements consist of:

* Land Use and Development Element
* Community Character and Housing Element
* Mobility Element
* Open Space and Recreation Element
* Environmental Planning and Water Resources Element
* Sustainability Element
* Public Facilities/Service and Cost of Development Element

In the case of the 2012 General Plan the Town added a "Community Character and Housing Element" to provide goals and policies on an issue that was identified by the Paradise Valley Town ...

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