By Craig Swanson
Trustee, Keep Sedona Beautiful
Sedona AZ (January 3, 2020) – UPDATE – The County Supervisors’ hearing on Spring Creek Ranch has been rescheduled for March 18.
Keep Sedona Beautiful urges you to contact Yavapai County to make your feelings known about the proposed Spring Creek Ranch development, if you haven’t yet done so.
On Dec 19, Yavapai County Planning and Zoning narrowly voted to recommend against the Spring Creek Ranch mega-development, but the final determination is up to the County Supervisors.
At the Planning and Zoning hearing, much was made of the fact that only 15 residents wrote in to the County supporting the proposal, while 245 wrote letters or email opposing it. In response, the developer stated that they will be marshaling more support prior to the Supervisors meeting.
Those Supervisors will meet on
Wednesday Jan 15 at 9:00 AM Wednesday March 18 at 9:00 AM at 10 S 6th Street in Cottonwood to hear this matter and decide on whether or not to allow 282 acres along Spring Creek to be rezoned and developed.
Rezoning to Planned Area Development (PAD) would allow the developer to put 1,900 Manufactured Homes, 400 RV pads, 400 apartment units and a 200 unit Assisted Living facility on either side of Spring Creek. You can learn more about this proposal by CLICKING HERE.
If you haven’t yet made your voice heard, please write or email County Development Services, and write or email each of the County Supervisors.
In your email and/or letter, you must include your name and address, or the County will not consider it.
Yavapai County Development Services:
- 10 South 6th Street
- Cottonwood, AZ 86326
- Rowle P. Simmons: firstname.lastname@example.org – 1015 Fair Street Prescott, AZ 86305
- Thomas Thurman: email@example.com – 1015 Fair Street Prescott, AZ 86305
- Randy Garrison: firstname.lastname@example.org – 10 South 6th Street Cottonwood, AZ 86326
- Craig L. Brown: email@example.com – 1015 Fair Street Prescott, AZ 86305
- Mary Mallory: firstname.lastname@example.org – 1015 Fair Street Prescott, AZ 86305
Thanks for all this information in one place. I have just emailed each County Supervisor separately, letting them know of our resistance to Spring Creek Ranch. I appreciate your work on this issue.
I agree that we need less expensive quality housing for those that cannot afford what is currently offered to them. Yes, there is a shortage of rentals because the State has approved Short Term Rentals. All this is true but what is proposed must solve the problem. Not just line the pockets of the developers with gold.
I am a Real Estate Broker, a traditional bed and breakfast owner in Sedona and a former General Contractor for Residential Homes. I am extremely qualified to assess what is going on. It is pretty obvious, don’t you think?
Look at any bank rate sheet that shows how much income you must have to qualify including the rental on the land and other expenses and you will see they are not satisfying the need for lower income housing at all. They are only satisfying their need to get rich quickly.
They are not concerned about the land pollution or the usage of our aquifers. Three years ago, we had to dig a 500 foot well on the Loop Road because our 300 ft. aquifer went dry. Many others have had to go to 500 feet. Pay attention to the message this is telling you. If you allow this, no one will have water and our towns will dry up. There will be no tax money to you because everyone will have to move.