Commercial Zoning Sought For Pine Property

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The Gila County Planning and Zoning Commission will attend to some housekeeping next week with a rezoning application filed by James Clinton of Pine.

Clinton, who is operating an antique store and mini-storage business in Pine, is requesting a change of zoning on part of his property from transitional residential to central commercial use. The property is located along Highway 87 just west of Canyon Drive.

"Transitional residential is usually assigned to a residential district, but also allows the mixture of commercial uses," said Terry Smith, manager of planning and zoning for the county.

"On this particular property, several years ago they created a zoning district split without following any kind of property boundaries," Smith said. "We don't really like to see boundaries created without following a property line."

If approved, this zone change would rectify the boundary split, and make the entire property commercially zoned.

"We refer to this as corrective rezoning," Smith said. "We do have a provision that in corrective rezonings, the applicant isn't charged. This is a clear case of corrective rezoning."

Smith said his department has not heard of any opposition to Clinton's application.

"It's pretty routine," he said.
In other business, the commission will consider two applications for conditional use permits for the construction of billboards in Rye.

"We've also not heard of opposition to these requests," Smith said. "The applicant has met all of the minimum requirements to obtain the conditional use permit."

The Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 10 a.m. July 15 at the Gila County Courthouse, 1400 E. Ash St. in Globe.

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