Over the past two years, the Cities of Avondale, Goodyear, and Buckeye, along with Maricopa County and the Flood Control District of Maricopa County have been developing design guidelines and planning standards for future development within the El Rio Corridor that would be consistent across jurisdiction lines. The El Rio Corridor is a two to three mile wide stretch of the Gila River running 17.5 miles from its confluence with the Agua Fria River west to the State Route 85 Bridge.
The El Rio Design Guidelines and Planning Standards: A Guide to Implementation and Management of the El Rio Watercourse Master Plan is available below.
Chapter 1 – Background
Chapter 2 – Character and Vision
Chapter 3 – Land Development Guidelines
Chapter 4 – Open Spaces, Paths, Trails and Edge Treatments
Chapter 5 – Landscape Guidelines
Chapter 6 – Signage Guidelines
Chapter 7 – Economic Development
Chapter 8 – Pilot Projects
The plan will be brought before each agency’s approving body in the next few months for adoption.
Please contact any of the team members listed below with any questions.
City of Buckeye
City of Avondale
City of Goodyear
Flood Control District of Maricopa County