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Flagstaff Zoning Code

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In 2009 the City of Flagstaff embarked on a comprehensive rewrite of its zoning regulations realizing that they were complicated, hard to administer and enforce, and they promoted sprawl development inconsistent with the general plan which envisions a more compact urban form. The new code, adopted in 2011, seamlessly combines conventional zoning districts (for most of the city) with form-based districts (for downtown and surrounding historic areas). The code promotes sustainable development consistent with the general plan and, through its form-based elements, fosters transit- and pedestrian-oriented infill redevelopment. Because of the limitations of Arizona statutes the form-based code is an optional (or parallel) code with the underlying zoning remaining in place, but it includes numerous incentives to encourage its use.


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