By Craig Swanson
Keep Sedona Beautiful
Sedona AZ (February 24, 2020) – After having their initial proposal rejected by Yavapai County, the developers of Spring Creek Ranch have submitted an Amended Letter of Intent and an Amended Site Plan.
They now propose 2,100 housing units: 1,500 manufactured or site-built home lots of which up to 200 may be used for recreational vehicle pads, 400 rental units and a 200 unit assisted living facility.
A significant reason for rejection of the original proposal was the outpouring of community opposition.
Keep Sedona Beautiful urges you to contact Yavapai County Planning and Zoning and each of the County Supervisors.
You can visit THIS PAGE on the Keep Sedona Beautiful web site to learn more about the developer’s proposal and how to contact the County about this mega-development. You can read KSB’s comments to the County strongly opposing this proposal by CLICKING HERE.
Thank you Mr. Swanson of KSB for updating us on this proposed development. I will indeed write my letters to the P&Z and Supervisors. Joan Shannon
I will certainly get after this once again. You have made this process very streamlined and informative. THANK YOU!!
Thank you for making this process so streamlined and informative. Will be on this today.
After attending the last meeting in front of Yavapai Counting Planning & Zoning where there over 250 people (a whopping 8.3% of the Cornville population) against this crazy subdivision of monstrous proportion where there were only 11 people actually for it. I find it staggering and surprising that planning and zoning voted against it with a mere 5-4 vote. It’s unbelievable that four members of planning and zoning actually thought that its a good idea to build over 3,000 new homes in an area less than 300 acres which at a bear minimum will double Cornville’s population but really has the potential to triple or quadruple our population if families of two or four people live there.
There are so many things that make this development a bad idea. Let’s just say that there is 5,000 people living there, many of which are likely to be retired and elderly. There is only one access road from State Route 89A into Spring Creek Ranch. The amount of traffic that this is going to create will be awful and extremely unsafe if and when there are medical emergencies. With traffic in neighboring Sedona being absolutely awful, this is a town with three main access points in and out of town. The developers of Spring Creek Ranch don’t care about the risks to the people living there, they just want to fit as many people on their tiny oasis of land as they possibly can, essentially building their own virtual city.
Furthermore, they claim all the benefits that their subdivision is going to provide to the Verde Valley and Cornville residents. They even claim that their subdivision is going to be affordable, yet they maintain ownership of all the land. I’ve done the math
on this, and they stand to take in over $15 million a year in rental revenue on the project. What do the residents get? Manufactured homes on lots where the current zoning is two homes per two acres and these developers want to increase that to eighteen homes per acre. That is absolutely absurd! They are wanting to build a small city in what’s a pristine and beautiful area of Cornville. And what’s even more unbelievable is that Yavapai County (elected officials that are supposed to represent us) think it’s a good idea.
In my opinion, as a resident in the Verde Valley for nearly two decades, a homeowner in Cornville, and a local business owner, no matter how you disseminate the developers proposal, it is a bad idea for Cornville, the Verde Valley, our communities, and the environment. I urge all locally to research this and show up for the meetings. We need to make our voices loud and clear that we don’t want this here.
Thanks, will write.
Can you provide emails of whom to send a comment to?