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Tempe planners win awards for General Plan 2040 and Apache Character Area Plan

Post Date:10/31/2017 4:30 PM

Contact:
Kris Baxter-Ging
Public Information Officer
City of Tempe 

TEMPE, Ariz - The Apache Character Area Plan and Tempe General Plan 2040 won awards from the American Planning Association Arizona Chapter this week for being excellent planning documents. Both were created by the City of Tempe Planning Division of the Community Development Department. 

General Plan 2040 received the Best General Plan in Arizona award. General Plan 2040 was ratified by voters in 2014. This is the fourth consecutive time that Tempe's general plan has won a state award. The general plan is created and voted on every 10 years, in accordance with state law. 

The City of Tempe also received an honorable mention award for the Apache Character Area Plan.

"Long vision and excellent planning are important to help a community thrive," Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell said. "These awards are proof that our talented staff are helping us create the best city we can. We thank our staff for their excellent work that shapes our future."

Awards were given at the American Planning Association - Arizona conference on Thursday. October is National Community Planning Month. 

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