The city is updating its Land Development Code (LDC) which contains the rules for development and re-development within the city. The city has contracted with the consulting team, Clarion Associates, to overhaul the 20-year-old code. To find out more and submit your comments visit: or contact Mike Raber, senior planner, at or 928-204-7106.

Major Amendments to the Sedona Community Plan
Go to the Projects and Proposals page for the details of each application that has been submitted for 2017.

Community Plan housing density discussion August 22
Join us on Tuesday, August 22 at 5:00 pm in the Community Development building at City Hall for an open house on a proposed city-initiated major amendment to the text of the Sedona Community Plan. This amendment will create a multi-family high density designation allowing for the consideration of more than 12 dwelling units per acre for multi-family development projects that provide strategies for achieving housing diversity, affordability and availability to address local housing needs. No specific properties have been identified or are being re-designated as a part of this proposed amendment. For more information, view the news release, or go to the project page.


Sign Code Update
The department is currently working on an update to the Sign Ordinance (Article 11 of the Land Development Code). This article of the code sets standards for all signage throughout the city and has not undergone a complete update in approximately 20 years. The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended the revised code to City Council on March 30, 2017. Work sessions with City Council were held on May 24, 2017, June 14, 2017, and July 12, 2017, and will be continued on July 26, 2017. Go to Sign Code Update for more information or contact Cari Meyer, senior planner, with questions at or (928) 203-5049.

Short Term Rental Regulations Amended
On October 11, 2016, City Council amended the Short Term Rental Regulation (Chapter 5.25 of the City Code).

Community Development's Assistant Director wins city Employee of the Year Award Warren Campbell, Employee of the Year
Congratulations to Warren Campbell! Coworkers nominated Warren for his outstanding customer service, professionalism, hard work, leadership, effectiveness and fun! Warren joined the city as a principal planner in 2015, leaving cold and snowy Vail, Colorado for sunny Sedona.