More about the General Plan

A general plan is essentially a community’s “blue print” for land use and development; it serves as the basis for rational decisions regarding a community’s long-term development. The general plan expresses the community’s development goals and embodies public policy relative to the distribution of future land uses, both public and private. The policies and programs of the general plan are intended to underlie most land use decisions. Preparing, adopting, implementing, and maintaining a general plan serves to:

• Identify the community’s land use, transportation, environmental, economic, and social goals and policies as they relate to land use and development.
• Provide a basis for local government decision-making, including decisions on development approvals.
• Provide residents with opportunities to participate in the planning and decision making processes of their community.
• Inform residents, developers, decision makers, and other cities and counties of the ground rules that guide development within the community.

(Source Oro Valley Town Web Site)
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