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Development & Engineering Services
 Implementing the Community Vision through Development Activities 
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              Tracy Stevens                                   Tiffany Copp                              Stephanie Long
                  Director                                 Management Assistant               Administrative Assistant
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Just as decisions made 10 or 20 years ago affect the way Avondale looks today, current development decisions impact everything about our community in the future. The Development & Engineering Services 
Department helps define the City's future by providing high-quality, effective and professional development services. 
Starting on Monday, September 12, 2016, pavement preservation crews working for the City of Avondale will begin applying crack seal preservation treatments along nearly 27 miles of City streets. Work will occur Monday through Friday between  the hours of 7am and 5pm. Residents in affected neighborhoods will receive notices with instructions indicating where to park and activities to avoid during the pavement preservation process. Please see the attached map and media release for additional details.                                                                                             

Group Home Zoning Ordinance Amendments Effective, January 5, 2012

Amendments to the Zoning Ordinance for Group Homes are located in Section 1 and Section 2 of the Avondale Zoning Ordinance. The group home amendments include revisions to the group home definition, a new definition of “family” as: One (1) or more persons occupying a single dwelling unit, provided that unless all members are related by blood, marriage, or legal adoption, no such family contains more than six (6) non-transient unrelated persons, except where disability requires that more than six (6) unrelated person reside together. This definition shall not include any society, club, coterie, or organization that is not a recognized religious order nor does it include any group of individuals whose association is temporary or seasonal or similar to a resort, boarding house, motel, hotel, or whose association is for a an anticipated limited duration or for a determinable period such as a school term. 

Additional amendments to the Zoning Ordinance include elimination of the group home spacing requirements, permitted with conditions, and the addition of group homes as a permitted land use in the Agricultural (AG), Rural Residential (RR-43 and RR-18), Suburban Residential (R1-35 and R1-15), Urban Residential (R1-8, R1-6, and R1-5), Multi-Family Residential (R-2, R-3, and R-4), and Manufactured Home Park (MH). These amendments were completed to meet the City’s continuing commitment to fair housing practices and to ensure the Avondale does not impose conditions generally not applicable to other single family residences. The document can be accessed directly from the website at
Zoning Ordinance/Maps web site.