Eloy General Plan
The City of Eloy General Plan provides a long-term aspirational vision for Eloy’s development, guiding the city’s citizens, businesses, and officials. The General Plan was developed in consideration of the City’s unique history and geography, its vision for the future, and in conformance with State Law. The General Plan will guide Eloy as it grows and changes, fostering a well planned City. The Eloy General Plan was readopted by the City Council on May 11, 2020 through the adoption of Resolution No.: 20-1472, keeping it compliant with Arizona Revised Statutes for the next 10 years.
Eloy General Plan Major Amendments for Calendar Year 2020
The Eloy General Plan was readopted by the City Council in May 2020. Arizona Revised Statute (ARS) §9-461.06 allows for major amendments to a City’s general plan to occur on an annual basis, with the requirements and schedule determined by the City. City staff has prepared and submitted, in accordance with the annual schedule, an amendment, which was the only major amendment submitted to the City for calendar year 2020. The components of the amendment include the following, and are provided below for public review.
• Cost of Development Element (updated text)
• Revised Planning Area Boundary (Both Figure LU-3 and Table LU-1: Future Land Use Composition have been revised to reflect the City’s updated planning boundary to the west)
State Statute requires that all major amendments be heard before the City Council at a single public hearing designated each year. Major amendment cases are required to be submitted within the same year they are heard, and a 2/3-majority vote of the City Council is necessary for approval. In addition, major amendments will require a review by City Staff and a recommendation by the Planning & Zoning Commission. The Planning & Zoning Commission shall hold a minimum of one public hearing and shall make a recommendation of approval, approval with conditions, or denial to the City Council. The City Council shall review and approve, approve with conditions, or deny each major amendment.
A major amendment, as defined by the Eloy General Plan, is triggered by any one of the following conditions:
1. A change in Residential land use designation that exceeds 320 acres.
2. A land use designation change from residential to non-residential of 40 acres or more.
3. A change in any commercial or employment land use designations (e.g. neighborhood commercial, community commercial, light industrial, general industrial) exceeding 40 acres for commercial and 80 acres for industrial or employment uses.