Flagstaff Regional Plan 2030: Place Matters sets out an ambitious task for the City. It challenges us to “develop neighborhood plans, specific plans, area plans, and master plans for all neighborhoods, activity centers, corridors, and gateways, as necessary.”
These plans bridge the gap between the broad goals and policies of the Regional Plan and the site-specific regulations in the Zoning Code. For a specific plan to be official City policy, it must be reviewed by the Planning and Zoning Commission and adopted by City Council.
High Occupancy Housing Specific Plan
The High Occupancy Housing (HOH) Specific Plan defines future patterns for this development type. HOH is defined as containing at least 30 units or 75 bedrooms per acre in dormitory or apartment-style units. This density typically results in mid-rise buildings between 3 and 6 stories. Public outreach began in July 2016 and the HOH Specific Plan was adopted by Council February 20, 2018.
Between 2008-2011, and again in 2014-2015, City Staff and the Neighborhood Association led an extensive public involvement process that included numerous visioning sessions, design charrettes, and policy discussions with the neighborhood. After a year-long update process, the Neighborhood Plan was recently finished and adopted unanimously by Council on October 20, 2015.