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Payson's New General Plan

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Payson Town Council unanimously adopted the Payson General Plan 2024-2034!

About

Watch this brief video to learn about the project!

What is a general plan?

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A general plan is a long-range planning document that addresses community's goals and development policies over a 10-year time frame. The plan includes maps, goals, policies, and implementation strategies. The State of Arizona requires that general plans be updated every 10 years. 

The general plan is a road map that helps us visualize where we want to go as a town and how we get there. Your input in the general planning process is ESSENTIAL in determining the destination — the vision — for the Town of Payson.

Why does this matter?

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The general plan will be the guide for Payson's growth, development, and improvement over the next 10 years. General planning is an intentional process that studies what a town is currently like, and most importantly, casts a detailed vision for how residents want their community to look like, feel like, and function in the future. This process is critical to ensure Payson continues to thrive.

The general plan is community-driven.

You have a say. You have a voice. You can help shape Payson's better tomorrow. 

Project Goals

What are the goals of this process?

UNDERSTAND

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Understand Payson's strengths and opportunities for improvement

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ENGAGE

Gather information from the people that know and love Payson best

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PLAN

Develop consensus on a future vision for Payson

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STRATEGIZE

Articulate goals, policies, and strategies to help Payson realize its vision

Get involved! Here's how.

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PROJECT ALERTS

Do you want to receive updates about the general plan? Sign up by clicking the button below.

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PUBLIC OPEN HOUSES

One in-person and two virtual public open houses were held during the planning process. Everyone was welcome to attend!

 

 

In-Person Public Open House

November 8, 2023

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Payson Public Library

(328 North McLane Road)

First Virtual Public Open House

November 13-November 24, 2023

Second Virtual Public Open House

February 12 - February 19, 2024

ALL PUBLIC OPEN HOUSES HAVE BEEN COMPLETED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED! 

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PUBLIC SURVEY

The public survey is now closed.

 

Thank you to everyone who took the time to share their input!

1,213 survey responses were received!

STAKEHOLDER VISIONING WORKSHOP

The General Plan Stakeholder Committee (GPSG) participated in the Stakeholder Visioning Workshop.

 

September 19, 2023

5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Payson Public Library

(328 North McLane Road)

The public was invited to attend this workshop and watch, though no participation is permitted.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN COMPLETED.

TOWN LEADERSHIP
WORK SESSIONS

Town Council, Planning & Zoning Commission, the consultant, and Town staff members jointly met for separate work sessions. The purpose of such work sessions was to update the Town Council and Planning & Zoning Commission on the status of the General Plan update.

All work sessions were at Payson Town Hall (303 North Beeline Hwy.).

 

August 1, 2023

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

September 13, 2023

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

February 6, 2024

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The public was invited to attend all work sessions and watch, though no participation was permitted.

ALL WORK SESSIONS
HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.

ADOPTION MEETINGS

As required by Arizona State Statutes, the General Plan must be adopted by Town Council, prior to public ratification.

The public was invited to attend all adoption meetings and participate via public hearing.

Planning & Zoning Commission Public Hearing

June 10, 2024

3:00 p.m.

Payson Town Hall

Town Council Public Hearing

June 26, 2024

4:00 p.m.

Payson Town Hall

THE NEW PAYSON GENERAL PLAN HAS BEEN ADOPTED!

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Downloads

Project Downloads

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Learn more about Payson's new General Plan! Read the frequently asked questions brochure by clicking the button below.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PLAN

Learn more about how the Town is engaging with the public throughout the planning process. Read the Public Participation Plan by clicking the button below.

PUBLIC SURVEY RESULTS

The Town received 1,213 responses to the public survey. Thank you to everyone who took the time to take the survey!

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ADOPTED! PAYSON GENERAL PLAN 2024-2034

Review the adopted Payson General Plan that will be considered for public ratification in November 2024.

Questions or Comments?

Doni Wilbanks, AICP

Community Development Director

Town of Payson

dwilbanks@paysonaz.gov

928.472.5038

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