The Eloy Community Development Department provides design guidance, reviews zoning and subdivision applications, and shapes public policy related to growth and development. We are committed to proactive, community-based planning founded on public participation, and to the building of livable, sustainable communities.
The Eloy Community Development Department assists citizens, property owners, and appointed and elected officials with land development functions to grow, manage and sustain our city.
Our staff is committed to providing a high level of service to our clients, protecting our community assets, and guiding the creation of a prosperous city.
The Community Development Department is comprised of 5 divisions:
Zoning Ordinance Amendments
As cities change and grow, zoning ordinances should be amended from time to time to keep pace with those changes. City staff has reviewed our ordinance and compared it with other zoning codes in the State. The proposed amendments are shown on this page, under quick links. The Planning and Zoning Commission will hear these amendments on December 18 at 6 pm in the City Council Chambers at City Hall: 595 North C Street, Eloy.
Development Fees and Capacity Charges
The City of Eloy, like many cities and towns across the State, assess development fees to offset infrastructure costs for necessary public services. These development fees must be based on an Infrastructure Improvements Plan and Land Use Assumptions. The City of Eloy has updated its existing land use assumptions, Infrastructure Improvements Plan (hereinafter referred to as the “IIP”), and development fees. This update of the City’s Infrastructure Improvements Plan and associated update to its development fees includes the following necessary public services:
- Parks and Recreational Facilities
- Police Facilities
- Street Facilities
Development fees are one-time payments used to construct system improvements needed to accommodate new development. The fee represents future development’s proportionate share of infrastructure costs. Development fees may be used for infrastructure improvements or debt service for growth related infrastructure. In contrast to general taxes, development fees may not be used for operations, maintenance, replacement, or correcting existing deficiencies.
Capacity charges are similar in design and purpose to development fees, although different in statutory authority. They are one-time charges for new development’s proportionate impact on water and sewer system capacity. They are used to fund capacity improvements needed to serve new development, not maintenance and repair or operations. New development will benefit from the capital improvements funded with capacity fees.
On May 13, 2019, the City of Eloy retained TischlerBise to calculate water and wastewater capacity charges. Eloy currently assesses water and wastewater development fees. Eloy plans to discontinue its water and wastewater development fees and adopt capacity charges in their place. If these capacity charges are adopted by the City Council, the new fees will become effective in April 2020.
The City Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed development fees and capacity charges on March 9, 2020. The Council may adopt the capacity charges at that same meeting. The hearing will be held at 6 pm in Eloy City Hall, 595 North C Street, Eloy, and all are invited to comment.
The following documents show the existing and proposed fees. These fees may change as they go through the approval process with the City Council.
City Surplus Properties Still for Sale
On June 15, 2018, the City of Eloy conducted an auction for 12 lots of properties. A total of nine lots were sold as of today, but the remaining three lots remain available for purchase. Click here for more information on each of these lots. If you have additional questions, please contact Jon Vlaming or Belinda Lopez at 520.466.2578.
The City cannot accept any price less than the established bid price as shown in the packet (see the link above).