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The city of Sedona invites the community to learn and share ideas about land use and the future of housing over the next 10 years by attending a workshop on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the West Sedona School north of Posse Grounds Park. This event is part of Plan Sedona, the 10-year update to the city’s Community Plan.
This Plan Sedona event will be an informative and engaging evening where residents will be able to participate in interactive stations that explore the city’s growth and building limitations, density, zoning, and housing.
The workshop will feature the city’s housing and community development staff to shed light on current programs, potential housing projects, and the challenges to alleviating the housing shortage – including the fact that about half the land within city limits is National Forest.
Members of the Plan Sedona Work Group, comprised of residents volunteering to advise city staff on the planning and outreach process for the Community Plan, will share their thoughts on why diverse housing is important for Sedona, to help spur the conversation.
Every 10 years the community is asked to participate in updating the Community Plan, which guides the city in making decisions on projects, programs, and land and building development proposals. Community dialogue is essential in crafting an innovative and balanced Community Plan for the future of Sedona.
“This is the most extensive public outreach process we execute here at City Hall and for good reason – the Community Plan sets the guiding vision for all planning for the next 10 years. Resident feedback is the keystone to this plan and we look forward to hearing all of your input and feedback through this process,” said City Manager Karen Osburn.
This in-person event is open to all members of the public. Please arrive at 4:30 p.m. for refreshments and informational displays. The program starts at 5 p.m. For more information on the Community Plan update, go to www.plansedona.com, or contact Josh Humphrey, city of Sedona associate planner at 928-203-5107 or JHumphrey@SedonaAZ.gov.