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. The 60-day review period is now underway, with comments being accepted through October 7, 2019.

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.

Submit your comments on the Major Amendments

Comments may also be mailed to City of Surprise Community Development, c/o Joshua Mike, 16000 N Civic Center Plaza Surprise, AZ 85374.

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 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)

Public Hearings

Public hearings are anticipated to be held as follows:

Planning & Zoning Commission - November 7, 2019
Planning & Zoning Commission - November 21, 2019
City Council Regular Meeting - December 3, 2019.

Exact dates times, and locations will be published according to public notice requirements. Meeting agendas will be posted at least 24 hours in advance at