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Planning Commission holds summer work sessions for general plan update

Posted 6/30/21

The Town of Paradise Valley is updating its general plan, a long-range document that helps guide decision-making regarding growth, development and the quality of life over the next 20 years. …

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Planning Commission holds summer work sessions for general plan update

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The Town of Paradise Valley is updating its general plan, a long-range document that helps guide decision-making regarding growth, development and the quality of life over the next 20 years.

Since January 2021, the town has used a variety of means to reach out to its residents to garner input on issues, concerns, goals, policies, and opportunities as part of the general plan update process.

To date, there have been surveys and polls, a community workshop, two discussion hubs held, four weekly pop-up events, Coffee with a Cop, news articles and PV Alert notifications.

The town has also established a project website — pvtogether2022.com — to help people get involved and stay informed.

“We will be looking for more community input throughout the summer as we start drafting the 2022 general plan elements,” said Loras Rauch, special projects planner. “Our goal is to provide multiple opportunities for residents to provide their input on what matters to them.”

On July 20, the Planning Commission will hold a work session covering the land use and growth, mobility, and community character and housing elements.

On Aug. 17, the Planning Commission will hold a work session covering open space and recreation, environmental and water resources, sustainability, and public facilities elements.

Planning Commission meetings will be held virtually until the end of August.

Residents can continue to participate in the process throughout the summer whether they are in Paradise Valley or spending the summer elsewhere.

Meetings begin at 6 p.m. and residents can join by connecting at https://zoom.us/j/6678902153 or calling 1-669-900-6833 and entering Meeting ID: 667 890 2153.

The input received during these work sessions, including all prior community feedback, will be used to refine the goals and policies of the draft plan.

Following this work, a council work session and a community workshop will be scheduled for September where the complete draft of the plan will be reviewed, and further feedback gathered, before proceeding to the formal public hearing process.

Paradise Valley residents can also contact Special Projects Planner, Loras Rauch, by email at lrauch@paradisevalleyaz.gov or call 480-348-3595.

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