Comprehensive Plan and Amendments


The Comprehensive Plan, the County’s guide for land use, underwent an updating process beginning January 2014. The update was a requirement of Arizona State Statute 11-805 to ensure that jurisdictions across the state met requirements of the Growing Smarter legislation enacted in 1998 and updated in 2000.

The newly updated Comprehensive Plan was adopted by the Board of Supervisors in 2015, and has been implemented and supported by county Area Plans and the Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances. This plan was developed with extensive public participation and stakeholder input, and has illustrated the value in collaborative planning based on partnerships and visionary planning guidelines. Amendments to the Plan include Area Plans, Joint Land Use Study (JLUS), and other guiding documents.

Comprehensive PlanDownload the Plan

Click here to download the Coconino County Board of Supervisors December 2015 Approved Version. Note: This PDF may take a few moments to download due to file size.

Download the Companion Guide

Click here to download the Companion Guide to the Comprehensive Plan.This guide serves as a quick reference for Comprehensive Plan goals, policies, and action items.


Flagstaff Regional Plan

Click here to view the Flagstaff Regional Plan. The Flagstaff Regional Plan 2030, Place Matters, is an official amendment to the Coconino County Comprehensive Plan, adopted by the Board of Supervisors in December, 2013. The Regional Plan boundaries, and associated maps, extend beyond the city limits and apply to some portions of the unincorporated County adjacent to the City. The maps, goals and policies of the Regional Plan are utilized in land use decisions, much like the Comprehensive Plan goals and policies. 

Click here to explore the Regional Plan’s informative interactive maps as maintained by the City of Flagstaff.

The County-maintained Regional Plan map can be viewed here and replaces page IX-13-14 of the Flagstaff Regional Plan.

More Information

For questions or comments, please contact Melissa Shaw, Long-Range Planner at (928) 679-8850.