Comprehensive Planning

Planning Better Neighborhoods & Places

The way each person feels about the places where they live and work can affect overall health and well-being. Safe, attractive, and welcoming neighborhoods and gathering places make life better for everyone living in or near them, and a network of great corridors and neighborhoods makes our entire city a better place to be.

Specific Plans

Exceptional cities, and the great neighborhoods within them, don't just happen. Cities constantly grow and change, and we can ensure that these changes are positive through the plans we make today.

The Flagstaff Regional Plan provides guidance for preservation and growth in the coming years, and Specific Plans offer guidance on a more focused level by providing a means to:

  1. Identify, preserve, and build on the positive qualities of different places
  2. Acknowledge and identify solutions for existing problems
  3. Set goals and priorities that will shape the future of the area in the years to come

Included in the Plan

A Specific Plan is a City Council-adopted document that includes goals, policies, a conceptual plan, and desired improvement projects that help better define and shape the character of an existing neighborhood, corridor, or activity center.

Please visit Active Projects to learn about current opportunities to participate and the Completed Area Plans page to view our completed projects.

Regional Transportation Plan

The Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) is produced by the Flagstaff Metropolitan Planning Organization (FMPO) and its member agencies: The City of Flagstaff, Coconino County, and the Arizona Department of Transportation. The RTP prioritizes how tax dollars should be spent on highway, street, bicycle, pedestrian and transit projects. It also helps shape those projects to best fit the neighborhoods they serve.

An update of the RTP will begin in 2021. If you have questions or need further information visit the FMPO website or contact:

Flagstaff Community Forum - Give Your Opinion Online!

We know that not everyone has time to attend open houses or commission meetings, so we hope our online community forum will provide new opportunities for civic participation to all of you. We have our first questions up now so tell us what you think at the Flagstaff Community Forum site.

Comprehensive Planning staff will post discussion/survey topics to the website in order to enhance public participation in our planning projects and other important City items.

Flagstaff Regional Plan 2030

The Flagstaff Regional Plan 2030 was adopted by the City Council and then ratified by the voters of Flagstaff in May, 2014. The Comprehensive Planning Program is responsible for the maintenance of the Regional Plan and reports annually on its implementation. Please visit our Flagstaff Regional Plan 2030 page for all the details.

The Plan is a living document and is regularly amended by the City and development applications. To learn more about, the evolution of the plan, visit our Regional Plan Amendment page.