Topics Included on this Page
General Plan (Plan Tucson)
Plan Tucson is a long-term policy document intended to guide decisions affecting elements that shape the city, such as housing, jobs, land use, transportation, water, and energy resources.
Development of the plan began in 2011 and included substantial public participation. Plan Tucson was ratified by voters in 2013, replacing the previous General Plan developed in 2001.
Read and download Plan Tucson - entire document (PDF, 248 pages)
Read and download the 2001 General Plan
Area & Neighborhood Plans
Area and neighborhood plans are considered “specific plans” and are meant to implement General Plan policies on more localized level. There are over 50 adopted specific plans (area, neighborhood, redevelopment and sub-regional plans) across the City. These plans contain policies related to land use, future development, transportation and connectivity, open space, and other topics.
The development of new plans must be initiated by Mayor & Council. Amendments to adopted plans can be initiated by Mayor & Council or by a property owner within the plan area.
Planned Area Developments (PADs) & Redevelopment Plans
A PAD is a zoning option that allows greater flexibility in uses and development than standard zones. Examples of projects that have utilized the PAD option include hospital campuses, major retail and office centers, and mixed-use developments.
Regional & City-wide Plans
Airport Environs Plan (PDF)
Studies & Reports
A collection of studies, plans, and reports that have helped shape our city’s development.