General Plan 2020 Update
The General Plan is a legal document that guides the future of Fountain Hills as a vibrant community. It represents the collective visions of our residents and visitors. It is the foundation used to establish zoning regulations, develop our Strategic Plan, create Capital Improvements Plans, amend the Town Code, and can be used as support to solicit grant funding.

Arizona law requires the General Plan be updated every ten years. The last General Plan was adopted in 2010. Once the General Plan is adopted, it will go on the 2020 General Election Ballot to be ratified.

The success of the Town’s General Plan Update depends on your participation!
The General Plan provides the goals, objectives and policies for future actions of our town:
  • Decisions related to development proposals of public and private lands;
  • Expenditures of public funds;
  • Continuity for addressing land use issues over time and between governing bodies; 
  • Balancing competing private interests;
  • Community appearance, character, and distinctive sense of place;
  • Economic development strategies;
  • Protection from destruction and degradation of valued environmental resources; and
  • Provides a factual and objective basis to support zoning decisions, and it can be used by communities to defend their decisions if challenged in court;

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Project Timeline

Spring 2019

Public Input and Participation Process
Next Meeting: April 1, 2019
Location: Community Center

Fall/Winter 2019

60-Day Review by the State, County & Surrounding Communities

Spring/Summer 2020

Two Planning & Zoning Commission Hearings  
April 9, 2020 and May 14, 2020
Town Council Hearing
June 2, 2020

November 2020

Ballot Brought to Voters
November 5, 2020

Meeting Minutes and Discussion Notes

Meeting Date
Minutes / Discussion Notes
Kick-off Meeting
October 18, 2018

Visioning Meeting
January 24, 2019

2nd Visioning Meeting
April 1, 2019

Public Meeting
April 3, 2019