KSB presents a public update with a question-and-answer session
Thursday, January 10, 4-5:30PM, Sedona Public Library
Sedona AZ (January 3, 2019) – On Thursday, January 17th, the Yavapai County Planning and Zoning Commission will be considering the approval of a 600-space manufactured home development along with an additional 50 spaces for recreational vehicles. The proposed development would be located approximately 2.5 miles west of Sedona, adjacent to Sedona Pines and Sedona Shadows.
ELS Corporation, one of the nation’s largest operators of mobile home parks is the applicant for the development and is the owner of the Sedona Shadows mobile home park. The property that is proposed for the development is approximately 172 acres that was formerly known as El Rojo Grande Ranch. A majority of the land is presently zoned for one primary residence for every two acres. The zoning request by ELS would increase the presently allowed density by over seven times.
Keep Sedona Beautiful has described the proposed development as a “worst case scenario”. The impacts to the view shed in Sedona’s western corridor, the degradation of the natural environment, concerns about the disposal of sewage effluent, traffic congestion in West Sedona, the development’s non-compliance with the Yavapai County Regional Plan and depletion of the water supply are just some of the concerns that have been expressed.
The public is invited to participate in an educational update on the development when KSB presents a public update with a question-and-answer session, Thursday, January 10, 4-5:30PM, Sedona Public Library. Attention will be focused on factual information, targeted arguments in opposition to the development and an opportunity for audience question and answers.
Thank you for having this meeting. I am definitely
against this proposal. I hope we can stop it from
happening. See you on Thursday.
Truly, is money all these people think about?
There is enough insanity going around right now,
do we need to destroy land for profit?
What can we (the collective we) do to stop this.
If I had the funds I would buy the land to preserve, not destroy.
Hurts my heart to think about looking at ‘prefab’ structures lining
we much do something, please tell me.
If not now When, if not us, Who?
Wow! Breaks my heart that you would have to see a few nice manufactured homes, well designed, for about 15 seconds of your drive from Sedona to Cottonwood?
Casa Congesta breaks my heart as well, huge homes only a few feet apart. What’s up with that? Hundreds of time-share units, hotel rooms, parking lots all over? And you decry pre-fab?
Besides, we’ve still got Windsong right there on the highway in the heart of town . . . pre-HUD trailers, you know.
Lets make Sedona available to anyone who wants to live here, and in the process destroy her.
Is there ANYONE who is for this project, aside from ELS Corporation who’re raking in many many millions on it?
I am neither for nor against the ELS El Rojo Grande Ranch development.
But I’m rather amused by some of the comments in opposition. Specifically, I’m responding to the statement: “Lets make Sedona available to anyone who wants to live here and in the process destroy her.”
If you had made this statement 50 years ago (or more) it would have made a lot more sense. It’s how I felt when I first saw Oak Creek Canyon and Sedona in 1965. Even then it seemed that too many people were in the process of destroying this beautiful spot. For many years Sedona was indeed available (financially) to anyone who wanted to live there. But that is no longer true. Development has already “destroyed” the beauty of hundreds of acres of land now desecrated by huge mansions, crammed condo developments, massive hotels and resorts, traffic jams, overpriced restaurants and gaudy tourist rip-off shops. ELS Corporation is just the latest of the many developers and investors who have already done their best to “pave paradise and put in a parking lot,” making their own millions in the process and thereby becoming rich enough to be able to actually live in the Sedona we have now.
Let’s get real here: can those of you who oppose this development say that you have done nothing to increase development in Sedona? Have you bought or built a home here, thus “paving paradise”?
Isn’t it true that you actually believe that anyone who can’t afford Sedona (now) should live in Cottonwood, Cornville or Camp Verde?
Can’t you be honest enough to say that all you really want is to keep the rif-raf out of your elite neighborhoods?
If it had been up to me, the gates of Sedona would have been closed over 50 years ago and it would have been made a protected area and none of y’all would be living here. So, get over it folks. Sedona was ruined a long time ago.