Long Range Planning
Long Range Planning in the City of Mesa focuses on the "big
picture" of how the City should look and function in the future. It
builds upon people and events of the past that have shaped Mesa's
present. It is the tool for making conscious decisions on how the
City should take shape in the coming years. This area of
responsibility implements, updates and maintains the Mesa 2025
General Plan and associated documents such as Sub-Area Plans.
is at the planning stage that the direction and policy is set, the
zoning ordinance and other tools are created to implement the plan.
Mesa 2025 General Plan. This Mesa
2025 General Plan was adopted by the Council and voters of the City
of Mesa in 2002. This Plan contains the current policy
direction for the development of the community. By state
statute requirements, rezoning of property must be consistent with
the general plan.
Sub-area and Neighborhood Plans. In
addition to the General Plan, the City of Mesa has developed several
sub-area and neighborhood plans to refine the development policy
direction for specific areas of the community. These plans
Amendments to the General Plan
The adopted General Plan can be
considered for amendment to accommodate changes in desired land uses
through either a Major General Plan amendment or a Minor
General Plan amendment. Chapter 14 of the
Plan defines major and minor amendments. Major amendments may
be filed only once a year, minor amendments may be filed at any
time. The City may sponsor minor amendments to make other
modifications to the goals, objectives, policies, or other
procedures contained in the General Plan.
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