By Mark Cowling | Pinal Central
FLORENCE — Rather than dividing the town according to rigid land uses, Florence’s General Plan update uses broader “place types,” indicating what the look and character of an area should be.
Town staff began gathering public input on possible land use scenarios using these place types at an open house on July 22. An online virtual open house continues through Aug. 22 at https://www.florencegpupdate.com.
A General Plan is a community’s long-range guide for future physical, economic and social development decisions over the next 20 or more years. State law mandates that each city and town have a General Plan, which must be updated and adopted by voters every 10 years. The plan being developed now will go before local voters for approval in November of 2022.