OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) Sedona Community Forum will host Lisa Borowsky, co-owner of the Proposed Spring Creek Ranch Community, February 19
Sedona AZ (February 12, 2020) – Will there eventually be a new 282-acre Spring Creek Ranch community west of Sedona with 1500 single family residences, 400 apartments, an assisted living facility, a general store, clubhouse, restaurant, park area, fire station, and 60 acres of open space?
That plan, presented by Eric Borowsky, and his daughter, Lisa, requires a proposed zoning change, one that the Yavapai County Planning and Zoning Commission denied in a 5-4 vote.
Since then, the Borowskys have been carefully reviewing the Planning Commissioners’ comments and using them as a guide for improving their proposal. What modifications do they plan to make?
Find out when Lisa Borowsky will be the guest of honor at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s (OLLI’s) Sedona Community Forum program on Wednesday, February 19, from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., in room 34 of Yavapai College’s Sedona Center.
The Borowskys purchased the property in 2004, and they installed water, power and fiber optics in 2006. Their original intent was to offer two-acre lots but, given the Verde Valley’s need for affordable workforce housing, their current proposal includes smaller lots sizes and more dwelling units. Spring Creek Ranch will not be age restrictive, nor will it allow short-term vacation rentals, and, it will be virtually unseen from Rt. 89A,
Residents will buy either a site built or manufactured home to place upon their selected lot (land lease), or rent an apartment. The Borowskys will be the owners, developers and operators of the project—so they don’t answer to shareholders. Their aim, to develop a long-term, amicable, sustainable community with very little turnover, should discourage unreasonable rent increases.
Lisa Borowsky graduated from Arizona State University and St. John’s University, School of Law. She was admitted to the Arizona bar in 1994 and the U.S. Arizona District Court in 2013. She practices law in Scottsdale, serving business, consumer, and non-profit clients across the Valley. She has extensive experience in construction-related matters—recently winning a class action construction defect case on behalf of over 2,000 homeowners in the Valley.
Ms. Borowsky served on the Scottsdale City Council from 2009-2013, and has served on numerous boards and committees, including the Scottsdale Water Subcommittee, the Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau, the O’Connor House Avon Program for Domestic Violence, the National Advisory Council of TGen’s Center for Rare Childhood Disease Research, and actively serves as a member of the Scottsdale Charros Foundation Board.
To meet Lisa Borowsky and to learn more about the plans for the proposed Spring Creek Ranch community, come to OLLI at 12:30 Wednesday, February 19.
OLLI’s Sedona Community Forum is an enjoyable, informative, weekly community event that is free and open to all.
OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) offers academic, not-for-credit programs for adults 50 years old or older at program sites at Verde Valley Campus, Sedona Center, and Camp Verde Library. OLLI at Sedona/Verde Valley is a program of the Division of Lifelong Learning at Yavapai College. Registration is now open until February 29 for the Winter 2020 Term. For information about OLLI at Sedona/Verde Valley, contact Linda Shook, Associate Dean Sedona Center and OLLI Director Sedona/Verde Valley, at the OLLI office, 928-649-4275, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at www.yc.edu/ollisedonaverde.