Planning Commission


The Planning Commission is a group of seven residents appointed by the Town Council to provide recommendations on a wide array of land-use issues; including: subdivision plats, lot splits, zoning ordinance amendments, special use permits, and general plan amendments. (The Commission is the deciding body on minor Special Use Permit amendments.)  The Planning Commission is also the primary entity responsible for long term, comprehensive planning and often acts as the advisory committee on long term plans.  
Applications include: 
  • Special Use Permit review and recommendation to Council
    • Resorts, churches, schools, medical offices, golf courses, public quasi-public uses
  • Minor Special Use Permit review and decision
  • Subdivision plats, lot splits
  • General Plan amendment review and recommendation to Council
  • Zoning Code amendment review and recommendation to Council

 View 2015 annual report and mission of the Planning Commission


  • 6:00 pm
  • First and third Tuesday of each month as needed
  • Town Hall Complex - 6401 E Lincoln Dr Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

Agendas, Minutes & Summaries

View current and archived agendas.
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View All Archived Minutes from 1961 to Present


Commissioner Term Expires
Daran Wastchak, Chair
April 2018
James Anton April 2020
Thomas G. Campbell
April 2020
Charles Covington April 2019
Richard K. Mahrle
April 2020
Dolf Strom
April 2018
Jonathan Wainwright
April 2018
Council Liaison: Vice Mayor Jerry Bien-Willner
Staff Liaison: Community Development Director Eva Cutro