There is a new commercial property in Pine.
At the Oct. 9 meeting of the Gila County Board of Supervisors, a zoning change for 6261 W. Hardscrabble Mesa Drive was approved.
The property was zoned residential, but the owner, J. Pak Revocable Living Trust, requested the change to allow the structure on the lot to be used for a commercial purpose, such as a candle shop or real estate office.
Robert Gould, director of the county’s Community Development Division, told the board that there are other commercial properties in the area, including the Pine Deli, across the street.
While the proposed use is commercial, the zoning was changed to transitional residential, so that any future use would need to go through a review process.
There were also several conditions attached to the change:
• The south and west property lines shall be screened from residential areas by a six-foot-high fence, wall or landscape screen approved by the planning and zoning director.
• Parking shall be paved or an alternative method of dust control must be approved by the planning and zoning director.
• A development plan shall be submitted before building permits can be obtained for commercial use.
• If the property is not put into use as a commercial business within three years, it may revert back to the Residential 2 to 3.5 designation in the Comprehensive Plan.
• Access to Lamina Lane shall not be blocked for any reason.