General Plan 2035 Amendments

Major Amendments to the Surprise General Plan 2035

2019 Annual Amendment Cycle

The city of Surprise is considering Major Amendments to its General Plan 2035 related to transportation and growth, and the public is invited to several upcoming meetings to provide comment.

The proposed updates affect three elements of the General Plan 2035:

  • Roadway Systems Element and Transit Element within “Chapter 3: Transportation” to reflect updated roadway maps and policy changes associated with the recent Transit Feasibility Study and Transit-Oriented Development Strategic Plan.
  • Growth Element to reflect changes in the housing market.
  • Extending Surprise Municipal Planning Area as shown in the Land Use Map.

This Major Amendment includes expanding the Surprise Planning Area Boundary near the White Tank Mountains. If the proposed boundary is approved, all other maps that do not have substantive changes within the General Plan 2035 will also be updated.

This Major Amendment includes expanding the Surprise Planning Area Boundary near the White Tank Mountains. If the proposed boundary is approved, all other maps that do not have substantive changes within the General Plan 2035 will also be updated.

Hard copies of the proposed amendments are available for viewing at the Development Services Counter at Surprise City Hall, 16000 N Civic Center Plaza, Surprise. To request a printed copy for personal use, please contact Joshua Mike at joshua.mike@surpriseaz.gov or 623.222.3134.

FS19-296 GPA Growth Element - Formatted Draft (60-Day Review)
FS19-296 GPA Land Use Map (60-Day Review)
FS19-296 GPA Roadway Systems Element - Formatted Draft (60-Day Review)
FS19-296 GPA Transit Element - Formatted Draft (60-Day Review)

Meetings & Public Hearings

While the 60-day review period for public comment closed on October 7, 2019, the public is invited to provide comments relative to this project at the following meetings:

Citizen Review Meeting

Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
Surprise City Hall – Community Room
16000 N Civic Center Plaza Surprise, AZ 85374

Public Hearings

Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting
Thursday, November 7, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
AZTechCelerator, Building D – Trebek Room
12425 W. Bell Road Surprise, AZ 85378

Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting
Thursday, November 21, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
Surprise City Hall – City Council Chambers
16000 N Civic Center Plaza Surprise, AZ 85374

City Council Regular Meeting
Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
Surprise City Hall – City Council Chambers
16000 N Civic Center Plaza Surprise, AZ 85374

Meeting agendas for public hearings will be posted at least 24 hours in advance at www.surpriseaz.gov/agendas.