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Cottonwood General Plan Updates

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The City of Cottonwood is updating its General Plan, the guide for the future development of the City. The existing plan was adopted in 2014 and state law requires cities to update their general plans at least every ten years.

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The City wants to hear from you! In the coming months, the Community Development Department will gather comments from citizens on how the General Plan should be changed. Even if you don’t live inside the Cottonwood city limits, if you shop, work, play, or own property in Cottonwood, you are welcome to participate.

For background information on Cottonwood, you can view the existing General Plan and the 2023 City Atlas on the Community Development Website, If you would prefer to read a physical copy of the 2023 City Atlas, you can visit the following locations:

  • Cottonwood Public Library (100 S. 6th St.)
  • Community Development Department Office (111 N. Main St.)
  • Cottonwood City Hall (827 N. Main St.)

The City will hold a series of public meetings where you can give input and learn about particular topics that will be included in the updated General Plan. You is welcome to attend as many meetings as you like.

Please call Cottonwood Community Development at 928-634-5505 or email with your comments or questions, or ask to be added to the email notification list to hear about future General Plan update events.

Public Meetings Schedule:

All meetings will be held at the Cottonwood Recreation Center, 150 S. 6th St.

Introduction, Vision, and Values:
Saturday, March 4, 1:00 pm

Focus Meeting 1: Land Use, Economic Development, and Housing
Thursday, March 9, 6:00 pm and
Saturday, March 11, 10:00 am

  • Commercial Development and Redevelopment
  • Residential Development and Redevelopment
  • Housing Availability and Affordability
  • Economic Development Programs Airport Planning
  • Airport Planning

Focus Meeting 2: Natural Resources and City Services
Thursday, March 16, 6:00 pm and
Saturday, March 18, 10:00 am

  • Water Resources
  • Water and Wastewater Services
  • Recreation and Library Programs
  • Environment – River and Open Space
  • City Services, Bill Payment, Website

Focus Meeting 3: Circulation and Public Safety
Thursday, March 30, 6:00 pm and
Saturday, April 1, 10:00 am

  • Streets, Highways, and Airport
  • Bicycling and Trails
  • Transit Service
  • Traffic Safety
  • Police and Fire Service
  • Drainage and Flooding

The Cottonwood Recreation Center meeting facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities, in accordance with Federal “504” and “ADA” laws. Those with needs for special typeface print or hearing devices may request these from the Community Development Department at 928-634-5505 (TDD 634-5526). All requests must be made at least 24 hours before the meeting.

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