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Latest Planning and Zoning News

Sign Code Modernization Project – Updated 2/6/18
The Planning Division has been undertaking the task to modernize Sections 827 through 837 of the Zoning Ordinance, otherwise referred to as the “Sign Code”. The project was initially introduced to City Council at the March 2016 City Council Study Session and since then, staff has continually been gathering stakeholder feedback on the proposed changes. Given the extensive nature of the task, the Sign Code Modernization Project has been an iterative process. The draft code is a result of several rounds of comments from internal City staff and well as external stakeholders and the general public. This has included internal research and regional benchmarking, interdepartmental involvement, and external stakeholder outreach and involvement through in-person meetings and other communication to gather input and feedback.

City staff presented the final draft of the Sign Code at the February 1, 2018 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting for their consideration and recommendation to City Council. A copy of the final draft of the Sign Code may be downloaded using the link below.

Final Draft of Sign Code - Updated February 1, 2018 Planning and Zoning Commission Hearing

The next step is for the City Council to review the Planning and Zoning Commission’s recommendation at a public hearing, which has been tentatively set for:

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 7pm 
City Council Regular Meeting
City Council Chamber
8401 West Monroe Street
Peoria, AZ 85345

Should you have any comments or questions, please contact Lorie Dever at or by phone at 623-773-5168.

Planning Case Mapping Application
Click to launch Planning and Community Development's new Interactive Case Mapping application.  If you would like assistance in learning how to utilize this map, please contact Jason Cleghorn at or at 623-773-7514.

Interested in Peoria's Demographical and Statistical Information?
For census information about our City, please visit the United States Census Bureau.

Sonoran Preservation Program (Open Space)
Learn about the Peoria Sonoran Preservation Program.  View or save the final adopted Sonoran Preservation Program document (PDF).


Community Assistance News

Upcoming Awareness Series

Master Your Debt - Jan. 9, 2018 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

safeTALK:  Suicide Alertness for Everyone - Feb. 15, 2018 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

SOCIAL SECURITY Benefit Planning - Mar. 13, 2018 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

For more information visit the Peoria SUPPORT website.


Upcoming HOA Academy and Classes


Jan 16, 2018 - How to Levy & Collect Fines with New 2017 Law  (1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

May 10, 2018 - TBD (1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)


Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

For more information visit the HOAs and Neighborhoods website.

Next Neighborhood Pride Event

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 at 7:00 am in the Foxdale Neighborhood.

For more information visit the Assistance Programs website.

About the Planning and Community Development Department


The Planning and Community Development Department is responsible for establishing short and long-range development standards, Housing Services, Peoria Support, the Neighborhood Pride Program, implementation and administration of city zoning, planning, and development policies. The Department also provides staff support for the City Council, Planning and Zoning Commission, Board of Adjustments, Design Review Board, and the Historic Preservation Commission.

Contact Information

9875 N. 85th Avenue, 1st floor
Peoria, AZ 85345

Hours of Operation: Monday thru Thursday from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM (closed Fridays).


Chris Jacques
Planning and Community Development Director

Jason Cleghorn
Community Development Coordinator

Della Ernest
Executive Assistant