Land Use Planning and Urban Design
The City’s Planning and Development Services is leading the Land Use Planning for the Grant Road Improvement Project area.
Main Project Web Site: City of Tucson Planning and Development Services
Since September 2015, the Grant Road Task Force meetings are primarily focused on land use planning for Phases 1 & 2 of the Grant Road Improvement Project:
- A team of City staff is conducting the land use planning effort in-house, engaging the Grant Road Task Force.
- The effort will build on the extensive work already undertaken in collaboration with the Grant Road Task Force:
— Grant Road District Zoning Ordinance [Second Draft, January 11, 2013] lays out land use concept for the corridor
— Grant Road Corridor Vision (adopted September 9, 2015)
- The team will gather input through meetings and interviews with property owners, business owners, developers, and community stakeholders, and with the Task Force, to:
— Identify topics not sufficiently covered in the Draft Grant Road District Zoning Ordinance document (e.g. historic preservation, design review, and helping existing property owners stay in the corridor);
— Confirm general agreement on such issues as elements in the Grant Road District Zoning Ordinance document that should apply across the corridor, those elements that may have more limited application within the corridor, and corridor areas of higher and lower priority for future development; and,
— Compile lessons learned from the two other overlays completed since the Grant Road project began (Main Gate Overlay and the Infill Incentive District revision process). The image clarifies how the land use planning process complements but is distinctly different from the Grant Road Improvement Project roadway design process.
The image clarifies how the land use planning process complements but is distinctly different from the Grant Road Improvement Project roadway design process.