The Eloy Community Development Department provides design guidance, reviews zoning and subdivision applications, and shapes public policy related to growth and development. We are committed to proactive, community-based planning founded on public participation, and to the building of livable, sustainable communities.
The Eloy Community Development Department assists citizens, property owners, and appointed and elected officials with land development functions to grow, manage and sustain our city.
Our staff is committed to providing a high level of service to our clients, protecting our community assets, and guiding the creation of a prosperous city.
The Community Development Department is comprised of 5 divisions:
Airpark Master Plan
At their 2020 retreat, the Eloy City Council stated their goal to complete a master plan for the areas surrounding the airport. City staff is very excited about working on this plan and the opportunity to build on the success of Skydive Arizona and other existing businesses.
When planning for an airport we need to differentiate between the airport itself, or the area inside the fence, and the area outside the fence. The term airpark is often used by municipalities to describe the area surrounding an airport, located outside of the fence. Master plans for airports are subject to rigorous standards by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and are prepared by consultants that focus solely on airports. Airpark master plans are typically focused on land use and circulation and do not need to meet the same FAA standards.
Community Development staff is beginning the planning process for the Eloy Airpark, which will be undertaken by City staff. We will work closely with the Municipal Airport Advisory Board to develop recommendations to present to the Planning and Zoning Commission and the City Council.
Staff started working with the Municipal Airport Advisory Board this summer with the goal of helping them to develop a recommended master plan in early 2021.
Please contact Jerry Stabley at 520 466 2578 for more information.
Development Fees and Capacity Charges
The City of Eloy, like many cities and towns across the State, assess development fees to offset infrastructure costs for necessary public services.
Development fees are one-time payments used to construct system improvements needed to accommodate new development. The fee represents future development’s proportionate share of infrastructure costs. Development fees may be used for infrastructure improvements or debt service for growth related infrastructure. In contrast to general taxes, development fees may not be used for operations, maintenance, replacement, or correcting existing deficiencies.
Capacity charges are similar in design and purpose to development fees, although different in statutory authority. They are one-time charges for new development’s proportionate impact on water and sewer system capacity. They are used to fund capacity improvements needed to serve new development, not maintenance and repair or operations. New development will benefit from the capital improvements funded with capacity fees.
The City Council adopted new development fees on April 27, 2020. These fees became effective on July 13. The Council also adopted new water and wastewater capacity charges on March 9, 2020. These new charges became effective on April 27.
The revised fees and capacity changes can be access here.
City Surplus Properties Still for Sale
On June 15, 2018, the City of Eloy conducted an auction for 12 lots of properties. A total of nine lots were sold as of today, but the remaining three lots remain available for purchase. Click here for more information on each of these lots. If you have additional questions, please contact Jon Vlaming or Belinda Lopez at 520.466.2578.
The City cannot accept any price less than the established bid price as shown in the packet (see the link above).