|Priority Based Budget Key Community Priorities and Objectives
Support diverse employment opportunities that provide residents with a living wage.
Carbon Neutrality Plan
Support social services, community partners and housing opportunities.
Ensure all mitigation actions improve Flagstaff's ability to adapt to the future.
Applicable to all Land Uses Goals and Policies
Goal LU.3. Continue to enhance the region’s unique sense of place within the urban, suburban, and rural context.
Policy LU.3.1. Within the urban, suburban, and rural context, use neighborhoods, activity centers, corridors, public spaces, and connectivity as the structural framework for development.
Policy LUR.3.4 Promote transitions between the urban, suburban, and rural areas with an appropriate change in development intensity, connectivity, and open space.
Goal LU.4. Balance housing and employment land uses with the preservation and protection of our unique natural and cultural setting.
Policy LU.4.1. Develop neighborhood plans, specific plans, area plans, and master plans for all neighborhoods, activity centers, corridors, and gateways as necessary.
Goal LU.5. Encourage compact development principles to achieve efficiencies and open space preservation.
Policy LU.5.5. Plan for and promote compact commercial development as activity centers with mixed uses, allowing for efficient multi-modal transit options and infrastructure.
Policy LU..5 Encourage the distribution of density within neighborhoods in relationship to associated activity centers and corridors, infrastructure, transportation, and natural constraints such as slopes and drainages.
Policy LU.5.6. Encourage the placement of institutional and civic buildings centrally within a neighborhood to promote walkability and multi-use recreation spaces.
Suburban Area Goals and Policies
Goal LU.13. Increase the variety of housing options and expand opportunities for employment and neighborhood shopping within all suburban neighborhoods.
Policy LU.13.7. Include employment opportunities in all suburban activity centers.
Policy LU.13.8. Locate civic spaces, parks, and institutional uses within neighborhood pedestrian sheds.
Employment Area Goals and Policies
Goal LU.15. Plan for and encourage employee-intensive uses throughout the area as activity centers, corridors, research and development offices, business parks, and light industrial areas to encourage efficient infrastructure and multimodal commuting.
Policy LU.15.1. Encourage the grouping of medical and professional offices, light industrial, research, and skill training, and skill training with other necessary workforce services and transportation options.
Policy LU.15.2. Consider the compatible integration of residential uses and proposed employment centers to reduce vehicle trips and commute times.
Activity Centers and Commercial Corridors Goals and Policies
Goal LU.18. Develop well designed activity centers and corridors with a variety of employment, business, shopping, civic engagement, cultural opportunities, and residential choices.
Policy LU.18.1 Design activity centers and corridors appropriate to and within the context of each area type: urban, suburban, or rural.
Policy LU.18.7. Concentrate commercial, retail, services, and mixed use within the activity center’s commercial core.
Policy LU.18.9. Plan activity centers and corridors appropriate to their respective regional or neighborhood scale.
Policy LU.18.12. Corridors should focus commercial development to the corridor frontage and residential to the back.
Policy LU.18.15. Actual pedestrian-shed boundaries will be established considering opportunities and constraints posed by natural and man-made barriers like terrain or the interstate, road networks, and existing development patterns.
Policy LU.18.19. New development in future activity centers should create street patterns that implement the characteristics of urban and suburban place-making with a functional transportation system that minimized dead ends and offset street and driveway connections.
Mobility and Access Goals and Policies
Goal T.1. Improve mobility and access throughout the region.
Policy T.1.1. Integrate a balanced, multimodal, regional transportation system.
Policy T.1.3. Transportation systems are consistent with the place type and needs of people
Policy T.1.5. Manage the operation and interaction of all modal systems for efficiency, effectiveness, safety, and to best mitigate traffic congestion.
Safe and Efficient Multimodal Transportation Goals and Policies
Goal T.2. Improve transportation safety and efficiency for all modes.
Policy T.2.2 Design infrastructure to provide safe and efficient movement of vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians.
Quality Design Goals and Policies
Goal T.4. Promote transportation infrastructure and services that enhance the quality of life of the communities within the region.
Policy T.4.1. Promote context sensitive solutions (CSS) supportive of planned land uses, integration of related infrastructure needs, and desired community character elements in all transportation investments.
Automobile Goals and Policies
Goal T.8. Establish a functional, safe, and aesthetic hierarchy of roads and streets.
Policy T.8.1. Promote efficient transportation connectivity to major trade corridors, employment centers, and special districts that enhances the region’s standing as major economic hub.
Policy T. 8.2. Maintain the road and street classification system that is based on context, function, type, use, and visual quality.
Policy T.8.4 Protect rights-of-way for future transportation corridors.