City Of Benson General Development Plan Public Review

by Chamber Admin on November 20th, 2011

The current City of Benson General Development Plan is expiring in 2012. Therefore, the City is in the process of reviewing, amending, and readopting this document. A draft version of the document is available on the City of Benson website at the bottom of the page (click here) for public review. Additionally, there were be multiple public meetings between November 2011 and the first part of 2012 City staff invites you to attend any of these meetings and welcomes input and suggestions from the public. Please address all comments to Michelle Johnson at 720-6328 or via email at mjohnson@cityofbenson.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Public Workshop Dates
  • November 16, 2011 7:00 pm Benson Schools Multipurpose Room
  • November 29, 2011 7:00pm City Hall
  • December 15, 2011 9:00am - 3:00pm Open House at City Hall
  • January 5, 2012 7:00pm Cochise College Benson Center
The City of Benson General Development Plan (GDP) was adopted in 2002 and is effective for 10 years. This is a general, long term, comprehensive plan of the desired direction of the City. It includes a vision statement as well as the City's goals, objectives and policy statements. These are all intended to serve as a framework and guide for decision making which impact the City's future growth and development.
The City of Benson General Development Plan was prepared according to Arizona Growing Smarter and Growing Smarter Plus legislation. With a population greater than 2,500 and a growth rate greater than 2% between Census years 1990 and 2000, the plan must contain the following elements:

  • Land Use,
  • Circulation,
  • Growth Areas,
  • Environmental Planning,
  • Cost of Development,
  • Open Space, and
  • Water Resources.
Additionally, the City of Benson General Plan also contains a Housing Element and Economic Development Element.


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