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


  • 6 p.m.
  • 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


Email Commissioners as a Group on a Specific Project or Application

Comments will be sent directly to the Planning Commission’s staff representative and forwarded to all Commissioners as part of the public record for the relevant zoning case. Although your comments will be received by the Planning Commission, it is unlikely that you will receive a direct reply from individual Commissioners. Note: your comments (including any contact information contained in the email) will be a public record subject to disclosure.


CommissionerEmail AddressTerm Expires
Jonathan Wainwright, Chair
April 2021
April 2021
James RoseJRose@paradisevalleyaz.govApril 2023
Thomas G. CampbellTCampbell@paradisevalleyaz.govApril 2023
Charles CovingtonCCovington@paradisevalleyaz.govApril 2022
Orme Lewis, JrOLewis@paradisevalleyaz.govApril 2023
April 2021

Council Liaison: Vice Mayor Julie Pace -

Staff Liaison: Planning Manager -

Related Links

2019 Update to Town Council (PDF)

Zoning Ordinance (PDF)

General Plan (PDF)

Land Use Training (PDF)