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Ongoing Amendments

Amendments to the Sign Standards, Division 10-50.100 of the Flagstaff Zoning Code, are needed as a result of the US Supreme Court’s decision in the Reed v. Town of Gilbert sign case decided last year.

You may review the proposed sign code amendments by clicking on the link below. This is a PDF document that includes Resolution 2016-13 and the proposed amendments with all new text underlined and text to be deleted in strikeout.

10-50.100 Sign Regulations, revised March 29, 2016 (track changes with Resolution 2016-13)

The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed amendments to the City’s sign standards. The City Council is holding a public hearing on the amendments in the council chambers at 6 PM on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, with the second reading/adoption now tentatively scheduled for June 7, 2016

Also, in 2016-2017 staff will be working on a High Occupancy Housing Plan. Details on this ordinance how Flagstaff residents can be involved in the process of drafting new policy statements and standards for high occupancy housing will be posted at http://tinyurl.com/planamendments.


Past Amendments
  1. Division 10-20.50 (Amendments to the Zoning Code Text and the Zoning Map): adopted on November 5, 2013, Ord. No. 2013-21. These amendments established a new process and procedure for zone changes.
  2. Section 10-50.100.080.E (Flagstaff Mall and Marketplace District): adopted on November 5, 2013, Ord. No. 2013-22. These amendments allowed for the installation of a new monument sign for the Flagstaff Mall and Marketplace District.
  3. Division 10-50.100 (Sign Standards): adopted on November 18, 2014, Ord. No. 2014-27. These amendments to the City's sign standards addressed concerns from the City Council and local residents with the complexity of the former sign standards, especially for building mounted signs, and for the proliferation of temporary signs within the City.
  4. Division 10-20.100 (Assurance of Performance for Construction): adopted on March 4, 2015, Ord. No. 2015-01. These amendments updated the standards and procedures regarding assurances for construction.
  5. Section 10-40.30.050 (Industrial Uses) and Sections 10-80.20.060 (Definitions, “F.”) and 10-80.20.200 (Definitions, “T.”): adopted on May 5, 2015, Ord. No. 2015-03. These amendments to the industrial zones, Table B, Allowed Uses and in the definitions clarify that freight and trucking facilities are a permitted use in the RD (Research and Development Zone.
  6. Comprehensive suite of amendments throughout the Zoning Code under Ordinance 2016-07 adopted on February 16, 2016 comprising mostly minor clarifications and corrections, but also some significant amendments to Section 10-40.40.030 to allow single-family dwellings and duplexes by right in the CC Zone, Section 10-40.60.260 (Mixed Use) and 10-40.60.280 (Planned Residential Development), Section 10-50.80.080 (Parking Spaces, Parking Lot Design and Layout) and in Division 10-50.110 to add two new building types; apartment building and stacked triplex.