High Occupancy Housing Plan

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What is High Occupancy Housing?

High Occupancy Housing (HOH) is generally buildings that house more than 75 persons per acre or have more than 30 units per acre in dormitory or apartment-style units. Due to a combination of pent up demand, constrained supply and the 2011 changes to the Zoning Code to promote mixed use development, interest in large multi-family housing projects has grown. The Village at Aspen Place (601 E Piccadilly Dr) is the first example of high occupancy housing built in the City. 


After a year of public involvement, the City of Flagstaff has produced a draft of the High Occupancy Housing Specific Plan. You can downtload the document here or you can review a copy in-person at the Community Development County in City Hall or at either of Flagstaff's public library. If you would like to request a hard copy, please use the contact information below and allow up to 2 business days for your copy to be available.

HOH Specific Plan Draft - Screen-friendly version
HOH Specific Plan Draft - Print-friendly version
There will be almost weekly opportunities to learn more about the proposal and provide feedback to the City during the 60-day comment period. Comments are due to the City by September 27, 2017 at 5pm. You can submit comments to:

Sara Dechter, AICP
Comprehensive Planning Manager
City of Flagstaff
211 W. Aspen Ave.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Comments will also be accepted by e-mail. If you have questions about the project you can, call the project manager at (928) 213-2631.

Office Hours

The project team held a drop-in time at the Flagstaff East and Main libraries on August 2nd and 3rd. The project team is available throughout the 60 day review to help everyone be able to participate in the process of setting these important policies. Please contact Sara Dechter, if you would like to meet with the project team.  We welcome the opportunity to join you at your meeting, grab a cup of coffee or tea, or visit you in your neighborhood.

Public Workshops

 Agendas will be posted here closer to the meeting date

  • Wednesday, August 30, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Flagstaff Aquaplex ( 1702 N. 4th St.)
  • Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall (211 W. Aspen Ave.) 

Board and Commission Meetings

There will be multiple focused presentations at Commission meetings throughout the 60 day comment period. This list will be updated regularly, please check the Boards and Commission webpage for agendas.  You can also view or review any of these presentations on the City's live streaming system: www.flagstaff.az.gov/streaming.

Board or Commission
Beautification and Public Art Commission Monday, July 104pm - 6pmWatch the video
Heritage Preservation CommissionWednesday July 194pm - 6pmWatch the video
Transportation Commission
Wednesday, August 2
Watch the video
Bicycle Advisory Committee
Thursday, August 3
City Hall
Pedestrian Advisory Committee
Thursday, August 10
Watch the video
Flagstaff Housing Authority
Wednesday, August 16
City Hall – Council Chambers
Commission on Disability Awareness

Wednesday, August 22
City Hall – Council Chambers
Planning and Zoning Commission Work Session
NEW DATE!  Wednesday, September 13
City Hall – Council Chambers
Beautification and Public Art Commission
Monday, September 11
City Hall – Council Chambers
Parks and Recreation Commission
Wednesday, September 20
Aquaplex Community Room  
City Council Work Session
Tuesday September 27
City Hall – Council Chambers

Need to Catch Up?

Thank you to all that attended the public meetings over the last year. On the Archive page there are digital copies of the posters and handouts from the meetings as well as links to video presentations. 

Dive into Peer Cities Research

The City has launched an interactive map to guide the public through exploring peer cities that were investigated as part of the research that went in to the preparation for the open houses.

Have you subscribed to the Flagstaff Community Forum yet? Surveys will be posted on the Flagstaff Community Forum throughout the process.

Contact Us

If you have questions or concerns or would like to be added to our mailing list, please call Sara Dechter, Comprehensive Planning Manager at (928)213-2631 or email her at sdechter@flagstaffaz.gov.