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General Plan
The Town of Cave Creek has experienced many changes over the past decade. These changes have affected our economy, the Town’s services, our schools, our access to the environment, and our lifestyle. We believe that our Town is at a crossroad, and that this plan will provide direction to ensure that the changes we will continue to experience result in the future quality of life and the lifestyle that we desire.

The general plan provides information and recommendations to assist Town decision-makers as they guide Cave Creek into the future. Residents, businesses, and those wishing to do business in the Town can use this plan to help them understand their community and decide how Cave Creek will meet the challenges that may be presented to it.

In accordance with a.R.S. § 9-461.05, this plan guides land use and zoning decisions. The plan does not change existing zoning, however, future re-zonings must conform to the general plan. Individuals or entities that own land in Cave Creek, or are considering the purchase of land within the Town limits, would be wise to consult this document regarding the types of land use, transportation, and open spaces the Town encourages.

Town Core Plan & Implementation Program
In november 1998, the Cave Creek Town council directed staff to prepare a Town core plan and implementation program limited to the areas of land use, circulation and parking. The direction was the result of considerable interest in commercial development spanning a wide variety of uses in the Town core area. Even though the Town utilizes a general plan and zoning ordinance to recommend and regulate development, the lack of specific architectural guidelines created a gap in the development process.

Design guidelines were prepared in 1990 pertaining to this need, but the Town never formally adopted the document. The lack of policy direction has diminished Town staff’s ability to administer the desires of the community effectively to development interests. In addition the lack of specificity in the general plan and perceived needs for ordinance updating were also needed.

The boundaries of the Town core plan and implementation program includes the southeast quarter of Section 28 and the south half of section 27 of Township 6 North, Range 4 East of the Gila, Salt River Base, and Meridian. Generally, the northern boundaries extend approximately 300 feet south of the Grapevine Road alignment, the southern boundaries are located on the Skyline Drive alignment, the eastern boundary is the Town incorporated boundary, and the western boundary is located approximately 125 feet west of Spur Cross Road.