Sedona AZ (September 2, 2020) – Through Tuesday September 15, Yavapai County will be taking comments from residents on the proposed Spring Creek Ranch development through an online survey. This is the formal mechanism Yavapai County is using during COVID-19 to collect and record comments.
Click the following link to register your comments: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SpringCreek.
Keep Sedona Beautiful strongly urges residents of Yavapai County to complete the survey. If you’re unclear why KSB so strongly opposes this 2,100 unit development, you can CLICK HERE to access the page on the KSB website that explains the many reasons.
All comments will be compiled by Yavapai County Development Services and presented to Planning and Zoning (P&Z) prior to their September 17 hearing on Spring Creek Ranch. The hearing will take place during the P&Z session that starts at 9:00 AM at the County Building located at 10 S 6th Street in Cottonwood.
Only about 20 residents will be allowed to attend the hearing in person, with everyone else having to view the hearing online. The County has not yet supplied information on how to access the hearing the online.
Even though the developer has petitioned the City of Cottonwood to annex Spring Creek Ranch, it’s very important that Yavapai County Planning and Zoning be convinced that this massive development is inappropriate on the banks of Spring Creek in rural Cornville. For more information on the proposal to annex, visit THIS PAGE on the KSB website.
I strongly disagree with building this. We are not phoenix we are not Tucson and or Flagstaff. We are rural and we love our small town. There are many different animals species that live here that will be pushed away. Our hiking trails our Indian ruins our culture will be forever ruined and changed. Let sedona grow if they please. We as a community all stand against this! More traffic? More garbage? I love cornville and have since I moved there in 98 from Phoenix. We moved from Phoenix for a reason.
While I believe that this development is far too dense, I am in favor of the concept. However I believe that homes offered for sale should include the lots on which they are built making them a far better investment for the buyer than a land lease arrangement which is only a good investment for the landowner.
I am strongly in favor of the proposed annexation by the city of Cottonwood. This will allow the city to plan and control its development which should enable it to be developed in such a way that will be attractive to prospective residents and businesses. Otherwise if developed piecemeal it will end up looking like 260, 89, and Main with hideous strip-malls filled with second and third-rate retailers accessed by dozens of traffic clogging driveways without coherent landscaping.
Sorry, has Cottonwood done a good job so far. I don’t think so, nor will it.
I am against this re-zone. We can’t afford more resources, especially water resources for higher density residential areas. Why would we re-zone for profit for a few and loss for the whole? If they want a project such as this, purchase land that is already zoned And has the resources for that type of endeavor. I’ve lived here for almost 40 years, don’t sell out our sweet rural areas for the sake of revenue. It will cause stress on what wildlife is there, stress the water way, bring more traffic, don’t expand the Sedona hot mess further.
I support Greta’s Schiegg comments totally. Enough is enough!
I totally agree!!
When we can have a hart conscious earth conscious societies.
Ware we all are apart of it’s creation community. Make it wonder full
Rather than another monstrosity few make a lot of money.
While the rest of us are stuck in traffic and cursing the los of the beauty and peace
This area had.
I attended the meeting at Spring Creek Ranch about 6 months ago.
The selling point was presented by the developer that this is long needed housing for the work force of Sedona and Cottonwood. But the truth is that this is not affordable housing for the region’s workforce.
A $750.00 per month rent of the property plus the mortgage of a manufactured home valued between $120,000 and $160,000, (figure supplied by the developer), yields a monthly house payment of approximately $1600 to $1800.
This is not more affordable than a purchase of a preowned or new site built home in my Verde Village neighborhood. The developer’s comment that this is not for a couple each making $15,000 per year reveals the deception. The market for this project is retirees. It is not for the workforce that already cannot afford to buy a home that is far less of a monthly payment.
Why are our local leaders not able to recognize they are accomplices to this scam?
This rezoning process needs to stop. The owner will eventually develop it. But it should not be high density at prices far out of reach for the supposed targeted market.
With you all the way, you see the problem too. Anyway they are getting a paycheck. I think it’s to much.
My wife and I have been living in Sedona for 26 years now and we both highly refute this project…for many reasons. We say no to this development.
This project should not move forward as is. There are far too many variables and it’s a a disaster in the making. For one thing, our economy is currently not stable. This should be put off until we know where we stand economically, or it will be another failed community of empty lots (see also Bella Terra). In this time of COVID and so many uncertainties, this is NOT a good idea and I would not be a bit surprised if the developers withdraw from this.