By Tara Alatorre | The Foothills Focus
Maricopa County has finished its New River Area Draft Plan, which is a policy document that provides guidelines for future land uses, and an implementation program that addresses local needs. Once completed the plan will apply to county land in New River, Anthem, Desert Hills and unincorporated areas of greater North Phoenix.
The draft plan is available online and the comment period is open from now until July 31.
Maricopa County planners and representatives held several community outreach meetings in the past year, collecting information from residents about resident’s top local concerns. The input gathered at the meetings was used by planners to create “guiding principles” while creating this draft plan.