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GOLD CANYON — According to the most recent census data, Gold Canyon’s population has reached 11,404, almost doubling over the past 20 years.

Meanwhile, over the same period, much of Gold Canyon’s infrastructure has remained untouched, officials say.

Pinal County is partnering with Arizona State University and Gold Canyon Community Inc. to develop a Gold Canyon Community Plan.

The first stage of planning will include a community-wide survey. This survey has been developed with input from local community groups, the Gold Canyon Business Association, Gold Canyon citizens and ASU.

The Gold Canyon survey will be launched in October.

The survey results will be integrated into an ASU School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning case study as part of the Urban Land-use Planning course led by faculty from the ASU Knowledge Exchange for Resilience. ASU’s in-depth study will result in the Gold Canyon Community Plan.

This Gold Canyon Community Plan will align with the input of community stakeholders, who are Gold Canyon residents and businesses.

The plan will include statements and a vision to help shape the future of Gold Canyon, according to a press release.

There will be a community meeting in early October to launch the survey and to explain the process going forward.

This will be the first in a series of community meetings as the Gold Canyon Community Plan develops.