3.2.3.   APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
   A.   Application Required
      1.   The of the Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) initiates the review and processing of a complete application, except as provided below. The PDSD shall make a determination of application completeness. An application is considered complete if it is submitted in the required form, includes all mandatory information, including all supporting materials specified in the Administrative Manual, and is accompanied by the applicable fee. Rezoning applications shall also submit evidence of plan compliance to be considered complete. If the application is determined to be complete, the application shall then be processed according to this article.
      2.   If an application is determined to be incomplete, the PDSD shall provide notice to the applicant with an explanation of the application’s deficiencies. Incomplete submittals are generally not accepted for review. However, if an incomplete submittal is accepted for review, the applicant should be aware that, because of a lack of information, the review will take longer since comments cannot be finalized until after the re-submittal when the required information is provided.
      3.   Applications submitted with false or misleading information shall be deemed incomplete.
   B.   Sequential or Concurrent Review Process
      1.   Where an application under this section requires review under more than one review procedure, the PDSD shall determine whether reviews will be conducted sequentially or concurrently, based upon the issues raised by each application.
      2.   Where the determines that reviews will be conducted sequentially, the date of acceptance for each procedure shall commence upon the date of decision of the prior procedure unless otherwise stated by the PDSD .
   C.   Appeal Procedure for Denial of Plan Compliance
   If an application is rejected because it is not consistent with the or any applicable , the rejection of the application may be appealed by the applicant in accordance with Section 3.9.2, Mayor and Council Appeal Procedure.
   D.   Suspension and Withdrawal of a Rezoning or Application
      1.   For rezoning and only, an applicant may suspend an application at any time prior to the date published notice is given for the public hearing before the Planning Commission or the Zoning Examiner. When requested in writing by the applicant, the PDSD may  authorize a delay of the process for a maximum of 90 . The applicant may request in writing an additional delay(s). The PDSD may delay the amendment process to permit a number of related applications to be considered at the same time. An application shall not be suspended for more than one year from the date of acceptance of the application.
      2.   The PDSD may withdraw a application at any time and at the request of the applicant and/or the who paid the filing fee. PDSD shall determine if the applicant is eligible for a refund, and if so, the amount of fees to be refunded.
TABLE 3.2-1 PUBLIC NOTICE AND PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS
Procedure
Section
Pre-
Applica-
tion Confer-
ence
Neigh-
borhood Meeting
NOTICE**
Decision Maker
Appeal
Mailing/Distance*
Posted
Pub-
lished
/        Distance
Applica-
tion Accept-
ance
Notice of Decision
ZONING ADMINISTRATOR INTERPRETATION
TABLE 3.2-1 PUBLIC NOTICE AND PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS
Procedure
Section
Pre-
Applica-
tion Confer-
ence
Neigh-
borhood Meeting
NOTICE**
Decision Maker
Appeal
Mailing/Distance*
Posted
Pub-
lished
/        Distance
Applica-
tion Accept-
ance
Notice of Decision
ZONING ADMINISTRATOR INTERPRETATION
ZA Interpretation of
R
See Sec. 1.5.1
ZA
B/A
ZONING COMPLIANCE REVIEW
50' Notice
R/100'
R/NA of the
R
R
PDSD
B/A
300' Notice
R
R
R/400'
R/1 mile
R
R
PDSD
M/C
NPZ Design Review
R
R/100'
R/NA of the
R
PDSD
DRB
PDSD ADMINISTRATIVE APPROVAL
&
R
M/C
FLD or
R
R/400'
R/1 mile
R
Varies (see Sec. 8.7.3.P)
SPECIAL EXCEPTION
PDSD SE
R/100'
R/NA of the
R
R
PDSD
B/A
ZE SE
R
R
R/400'
R
R
R/1 mile
R
ZE
M/C
M/C SE
R
R
R/400'
R
R
R/1 mile
R
M/C
REZONING/ZONING EXAMINER LEGISLATIVE PROCEDURE
RZ/ To Establish PAD
R
R
R/400'
R
R
R/1 mile
R
R
M/C
Rezoning to Establish a PCD
R
R
R/1/2 mile
R
R
R/2 mile
R
R
M/C
Major Change to RZ  condition; Specific Establishment of an Overlay ; Major amendments to PAD, PCD
R
R
R/400'
R
R
R/1 mile
R
R
M/C
PLAN ADOPTION AND AMENDMENT
Readoption of
Notice is in with the requirements of A.R.S. § 9-461.06
M/C
Adoption of MS&R, Redev. or
Notice is in with the requirements of A.R.S. § 9-461.06. For Redevelopment Plans, notice must be published for 2 consecutive weeks in compliance with A.R.S. § 36-1479
M/C
-Specific Amendment to Gen. Plan, MS&R, Redevelopment or
R
R
R/400'
R
R/1 mile
M/C
TEXT AMENDMENT
Text Amendment, General
R/1/8th page display ad
M/C
Text Amend. Creating or Amending an Overlay
R
R/400' & all owners within Overlay
R/1/8th page display ad
R/All NA registered with the
M/C
APPEALS PROCEDURES
DRB Appeal
R/100'
R/NA of the
R
M/C
M/C Appeal
R/400'
R
R
R/1 mile
R
M/C
Takings Appeal
R/Applicant only
ZA
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT APPEAL AND VARIANCE
B/A Appeal
R/400'
R
R
R/1 mile
R
B/A
B/A Variance
R
R
R/400'
R
R
R/1 mile
R
R
B/A
ADMINISTRATIVE MODIFICATIONS
DDO
R/100'
R/NA of the
R
R
PDSD
B/A
MISCELLANEOUS APPROVALS
R to applicant only
M/C
B/A=Board of Adjustment
DDO=Development Design Option
DRB=Design Review Board
M/C=Mayor and Council
MDR= Modification of Development Regulations
MS&R=
NA=
PDSD=Planning & Development Services Department
PH=Public Hearing
RND=Rio Nuevo District
RZ=Rezoning
ZA=Zoning Administrator
ZE=Zoning Examiner
**See also Special Notice Requirements in Section 3.2.4.B.6 & 7
 
(Am. Ord. 11070, 5/14/2013; Am. Ord. 11127, 11/6/2013; Am. Ord. 11171, 5/20/2014; Am. Ord. 11732, 2/19/2020)