Maricopa County Site Plan Requirements

Here is a summary of Maricopa County site plan requirements, designed to ensure development projects adhere to local regulations and promote orderly growth:

  1. General Information:
    • Title block with project name, address, and legal description.
    • Applicant’s name, address, and contact information.
    • Preparation date and subsequent revisions.
    • North arrow, scale, and legend.
  2. Site Layout:
    • Property boundaries with dimensions.
    • Existing and proposed structures, including buildings, walls, fences, and other improvements.
    • Setbacks from property lines and between structures.
    • Location of access points, driveways, sidewalks, and parking areas, including dimensions and surface materials.
    • Loading and unloading zones, if applicable.
  3. Landscaping:
    • Detailed landscape plan showing plant types, sizes, and locations.
    • Irrigation systems layout.
    • Preservation of existing vegetation, if applicable.
    • Compliance with xeriscaping requirements and water conservation guidelines.
  4. Utilities and Infrastructure:
    • Location of existing and proposed utilities (water, sewer, electricity, gas, telecommunications).
    • Fire hydrants and fire lanes.
    • Drainage and grading plan, showing existing and proposed contours, retention basins, and stormwater management systems.
    • Easements for utilities and access.
  5. Environmental Considerations:
    • Floodplain boundaries and compliance with flood control regulations.
    • Environmental protection areas, such as wetlands or endangered species habitats.
    • Dust control measures during construction.
  6. Zoning and Compliance:
    • Zoning classification and compliance with zoning regulations.
    • Calculation of lot coverage, floor area ratio (FAR), and open space requirements.
    • Signage plan, including location, size, and type of signs.
  7. Additional Elements:
    • Lighting plan showing the location and type of exterior lighting fixtures.
    • Waste management plan, including location of dumpsters and recycling facilities.
    • Phasing plan, if the project will be completed in stages.

These requirements ensure that site plans submitted in Maricopa County provide a comprehensive overview of the proposed development, facilitating review and approval processes while ensuring compliance with local standards and regulations.