New River Area Plan Update
What is an Area Plan?
Area Plans are small-scale plans that account for the unique conditions and needs of specific parts of the county. Maricopa County has 13 area plans that range in size and scope. Area plans include policies, a future land use map, and an implementation program. Although area plans address local needs, they nonetheless support and maintain consistency with Vision 2030, the countywide comprehensive plan and will be updated as necessary to reflect this support.
This plan will replace the 1999 New River Area Plan.
New River Area Draft Plan
Please review the New River Area Draft Plan here: Draft Plan - June 2019 PDF.
The comment period is open from June 25 - July 31, 2019.
The project area is roughly bounded by Carefree Highway to the south, the Town of Cave Creek and the Tonto National Forest to the east, to the north and west by Yavapai County and at the southwest by the cities of Peoria and Phoenix.
How to Participate
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Let’s work together to ensure that the Area Plan represents the wishes and needs of the New River/Desert Hills community!
Fall 2018: Visioning and Analysis
Winter 2018-19: Options and Strategies
Summer 2019: Draft Area Plan Review
Late Summer / Early Fall 2019: Public Hearings
Public Meeting #1: November 7, 2018 Opens a New Window.
Public Meeting #2: December 12, 2018
Draft Plan Released / Public Meeting #3: June 25, 2019
Comment Period for Draft Plan: June 25 - July 31, 2019
Final Draft Plan / Public Meeting #4: Late August
Public Hearings: Fall 2019
Dates are approximate.