UDC Text Amendment to allow for Plan Amendment and a Rezoning processes to run concurrently

The following are materials related to the proposed amendment to the Unified Development Code (UDC) to allow for the plan amendment and rezoning processes to run concurrently.

This item was approved by Mayor and Council on February 19, 2020. The following is the signed approved ordinance with the changes: Ordinance 11729

The materials from this meeting may be accessed at the following location: February 19, 2020 Mayor and Council Meeting Legal Action Report

This item was reviewed by the Planning Commission at a Public Hearing on November 13, 2020. The Planning Commission voted 6-2 to forward a recommendation of approval to the Mayor and Council.

The Legal Action Report from that meeting can be found here: November 13, 2020 Planning Commission Meeting Legal Action Report

This item is to be heard by the Planning Commission on July 10, 2019 for a Study Session.  The following are the materials presented to the Commission at that meeting:

Item #4 Concurrent Plan Amendment / Rezoning Text Amendment


Three Public Meetings were held on June 19th & 26th to review the proposal to amendment the Unified Development Code (UDC) to allow for the Plan Amendment and Rezoning Processes to run concurrently.  The following are the materials and notes from those meetings:

Powerpoint Presentation


YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND A PUBLIC MEETING ON THE PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT CODE (UDC) TO ALLOW FOR THE PLAN AMENDMENT AND REZONING PROCESSES TO RUN CONCURRENTLY.  Currently, The City of Tucson Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) are seeking feedback regarding a proposal to allow for amendments to the City’s area and neighborhood plans to run concurrently with rezoning processes.  This amendment would change the existing policy of requiring Mayor and Council to approve a plan amendment prior to beginning the Rezoning process.

At this Public Meeting, PDSD staff will give a presentation to help everyone understand the existing process, what options may exist for the concurrent process, and then facilitate a discussion for participants to share their opinions, observations and suggestions regarding proposed concurrent plan amendment and rezoning text amendment. This feedback will be essential to staff’s review of this issue and what will ultimately be presented to the Planning Commission and Mayor and Council.

WHEN and WHERE: The public meetings are scheduled on the following three dates and locations:

Wednesday, June 19, 2019


Wednesday, June 26, 2019


Wednesday, June 26, 2019


Located at:

City of Tucson Housing and Community Development

Sentinel Building

320 N. Commerce Park Loop

Tucson AZ 85709

Located at:

Pima County Public Works Building

Room A (located in basement)

201 N Stone Ave

Tucson, AZ 85701


Located at: 

Murphy-Wilmot Library

Medium Meeting Room

530 N. Wilmot Rd.



Please note:  If you would like to participate but are unable to attend one of the three meetings, staff will be available for one-on-one meetings. 

QUESTIONS:  Please contact Daniel Bursuck at Daniel.bursuck@tucsonaz.gov.

We hope you are able to attend the Public Meetings on one of the three dates above.

An initial Stakeholder Meeting was held on June 10, 2019 to discuss the proposed UDC Text Amendment to allow for Plan Amendments and Rezonings to run concurrently.  The following are materials from that meeting:

Staff presentation

Meeting notes

Position paper submitted by TRRG

Materials presented to Mayor and Council at a study session on April 23, 2019 to initiate the UDC Text Amendment process to allow for Plan Amendments and Rezonings to run concurrently

Mayor and Council Communication