Supervisors Hear Proposal For 27-Lot Development

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A zoning change is being requested from the Gila County Board of Supervisors in order to develop a 27-lot subdivision west of Payson in the Summit Spring Mine area.

The board will hear the request Tuesday in Globe. The developer, Ecco Home Inc., wants to change current zoning, which requires a minimum lot size of four acres to accommodate the construction of 27 lots on 14 acres.

"Lots will range from a minimum of 10,000 square feet to an average of 15,500 square feet," said Terry Smith, director of the county planning and zoning department.

Smith said the county will require the developer to have at least 15 percent of the property dedicated to meaningful open space, such as horse trails. If approved, the developer must start work on the project within 25 months of the supervisors' action. If no work has started and no request for an extension filed, the zoning will revert to its current status.

The supervisors' hearing on the Summit Spring development is scheduled to start at 10:40 a.m., Tuesday, May 4 in Globe at the Board of Supervisors' auditorium, 1400 E. Ash Street.

A group of residents in the Country Club Vista neighborhood, which has the closest houses to the proposed development has sent petitions protesting the proposal to the supervisors, according to organizers Janet and W.A. Scott.

Smith said the petitions will be included in the supervisors' information packets at the meeting.

For more information, call Smith at (928) 425-3231, ext. 8513 or 8514, or call (800) 304-4452.

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