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CITY OF PHOENIX GENERAL PLAN 2015

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The General Plan the following design guidelines that demonstrate this rezoning application should be denied:

Vacant and underdeveloped land in the older parts of the city should be developed or redeveloped in a manner that is compatible with viable existing development and the long term character and goals for the area.
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Promote and encourage compatible infill development with a mix of housing types in neighborhoods close to employment centers, commercial areas, and where transit or transportation alternatives exist.
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CERTAINTY & CHARACTER
What makes a city a great place to live are its robust vibrant neighborhoods. There is a level of certainty one expects to have and quality of life one expects to maintain while living in a great city. The goals and policies that are outlined in the General Plan were created so residents have a reasonable expectation and level of certainty while living in our great city; certainty in regards to quality of life and compatibility. The success, stability and certainty our neighborhoods can provide only strengthen our city and region’s vitality and prosperity.
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Every neighborhood and community should have a level of certainty.
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Ensure that development, redevelopment and infrastructure supports and reinforces the character and identity of each unique community and neighborhood.
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Locate land uses with the greatest height and most intense uses within limits based on village character, land use needs, infrastructure and transportation system capacity.

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New development and expansion or redevelopment of existing development in or near residential areas should be compatible with existing uses and consistent with adopted plans.
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Protect and enhance the character of each neighborhood and its various housing lifestyles through new development that is compatible in scale, design, and appearance.
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Provide high quality urban design and amenities that reflect the best of urban living at an appropriate village scale.
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Create new development or redevelopment that is sensitive to the scale and character of the surrounding neighborhoods and incorporates adequate development standards to prevent negative impact(s) on the residential properties.
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Enhance the compatibility of residential infill projects by carefully designing the edges of the development to be sensitive to adjacent existing housing. Create landscape buffers and other amenities to link new and existing development.
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Protect the neighborhood’s views of open space, mountains, and man-made or natural landmarks.
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Promote neighborhood identity through planning that reinforces the existing landscaping and character of the area. Each new development should contribute to the character identified for the village.
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Dissimilar land uses often require additional separation or other measures to achieve compatibility.
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Require appropriate transitions/buffers between neighborhoods and adjacent uses.
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Traffic, noise or other factors should not negatively impact adjacent residential areas.
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Ensure new development and infill that is responsive to the historic surroundings and is compatible in size, scale, massing, proportion and materials.
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Enhance a sense of safety and community by encouraging windows and porches that face the street in development or redevelopment.
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Appropriateness of a specific use must be judged in accord with the character of the surrounding area, parcel size, access and other factors.
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