Reasonable Accommodation

Pursuant to federal law, a request for a reasonable accommodation may be made by any person with a disability, their representative, or a developer or provider for housing for individuals with a disability in order to provide disabled individuals with an equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling. The Town of Paradise Valley has adopted standards and procedures for granting a reasonable accommodation to its zoning and land use regulations, policies, and practices when needed to provide an individual with a disability an equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling, where such an accommodation does not cause an undue financial or administrative burden or does not result in a fundamental alteration in the nature of the Town’s zoning program, as those terms are defined in fair housing laws and interpretive case law. These adopted standards and procedures are described in Town Resolution 2017-15.

The Town’s Accommodation Hearing Officer may seek comments from Town staff or adjacent landowners before issuing a decision, depending on the type of accommodation requested. Upon review of the material submitted, the Accommodation Hearing Officer will issue a written decision either denying the request (with the reason for the denial stated), granting the request as submitted, conditionally granting the request, or offering an alternative accommodation. If additional information is requested by the Accommodation Hearing Officer, the hearing and/or time period to review the matter may extended beyond the typical 30-day review period and testimony of persons may be requested.

Current Reasonable Accommodation Requests

Blu Manor Group Home at 5117 E Mountain View Road (APN 168-28-025)

UPDATE



Request
The applicant informed the Town and the Hearing Officer on August 8 that he will be withdrawing the application and will be submitting a letter to that effect no later than Monday at 4:30 PM

To operate a behavioral health group home, providing up to 10 individuals an equal opportunity to use the property pursuant to Arizona and Federal fair housing laws in allowing for shared living accommodations of the dwelling for persons who are disabled, specifically, to allow persons with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), persons recovering from substance abuse or any other disorder, and persons that are aging out of foster care going through the diversion program to reside in a residential shared living setting.
Applicant ContractBlu Mitchell - (909-680-5780 or Blu.mitchell@sigmacuts.org)
Town ContactPaul Michaud, Planning Manager - (480-348-3574 or pmichaud@paradisevalleyaz.gov)
Attachments
  1. Application
  2. Applicant Submittals
  3. Town Staff Memos
  4. Application Filing Notice Letter to Neighbors