Do we have your attention? Not yet?
Three of these requests require an amendment to the 2005 General Plan. 2 others require a change in planned areas development (PAD) agreements.
Now, do we have your attention?
Here's a link for you to view a list of all requests and projects.
Do you feel you should not be involved because it none of these projects are in your backyard?
If so, you are making a huge mistake. Oro Valley is your backyard. Be aware. Get involved. Or be prepared to suffer the consequences.
It is easy to get involved. All that is takes is some of your time.
All Oro Valley residents have ample opportunity to get involved in the review and approval process for each of these 5 requests.
There are at least 6 opportunities for involvement in each request. The first two opportunities occur in neighborhood meetings. For example, we've listed 2 neighborhood meetings that are taking place soon. One is tonight. The other neighborhood meeting is a week from tonight. The next 2 occur if the developer moves forward. These would be hearings before the Planning and Zoning Commission. The last 2 opportunities occur in hearings before the Oro Valley Town Council.
Here's an example of what being involved means.
Ruralshannon.org is focussed on one of the general plan amendment requests, the "Manning Property" (South of Ironwood Ridge). The requests is to allow almost 300 homes in a area where only 23 could no be built given the rural land use general plan designation. The site is an example of how a community can mobilize to be involved in the request process.
Another example is "Citizen Advocates of the Oro Valley General Plan."
"We believe that the developer's intent for the parcels on LaCholla from Glover to Lambert does not match the Vision, Goals, and Policies of the General Plan. Additionally, it should be hard to amend the General Plan because it's the only town document that citizens have ratified. We approved it. We voted on it. To this end, we are currently in negotiations with the developer (The WLB Group) and the Town of Oro Valley."This amendment involves more than 300 acres. Working together, this group has been able to encourage changes to the originally-filed request.
There are other groups formed to consider other requests. We'll let you know more about them as we learn more.
Being involved gives you the opportunity to shape the future. Not being involved gives you the opportunity to be shaped by the future.