Statement: Residents do not have a reason to use the General Plan.
Fact: The General Plan was developed for use by residents, neighborhood groups, developers and others.
- Arizona state law requires each city to adopt a comprehensive long-range, legally amendable, General Plan to guide the physical development of their community; the Scottsdale City Charter also requires its adoption.
- Residents or business owners can use the General Plan to understand city goals, get involved in community dialogue, verify that proposed neighborhood projects meet city goals, expand or start a business and purchase real estate.
- Developers, architects or builders can use it to understand the city’s development priorities, align their design ideas with city goals, identify appropriate locations for development.
- City departments and staff can use the it to protect neighborhood character, plan for capital improvements, attract tourists and align regulations.
- The City Council can use it to understand the community’s long-term goals, align the budget with community goals, guide decision making.
- There is time to get engaged with the revision to the General Plan. You can call in with comments or questions during the Draft 2035 Citizens’ Review Committee meetings during 2020 and be part of the continued and state-mandated six-month public process in the first half of 2021.