Arizona RV Park Plan on Hold While Talks Continue

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June 23, 2010 by   - () Leave a Comment

Jack Tuls Jr.'s proposal to build a 119-space and 32-cabin KOA Kampgrounds of America Inc. campground, 139-lot gated manufactured and mobile home park, and a 14-acre commercial complex near Prescott, Ariz., will not be on the June 24 meeting, according to Prescott's Chino Valley Review.

The proposed 58-acre High Plains Development lies between Highway 89 and Road 1 East on the southwest corner of Highway 89 and Road 3 1/2 North alignment.

This is the second time the town clerk has had to pull the proposal off the council's agenda.

Pat Clingman, development services director, said they had to pull it off the June 10 council agenda because of a problem with the legal notice the town published on the hearing.

Charlie Arnold, president of Southwest Development consultants, who is working as an outside consultant on the development, said he asked to pull it off the June 24 agenda.

"We want to continue ongoing talks with the town and affected property owners before coming to the council," he said.

He said they plan to bring the proposal back in July.

"We have an open door policy. Our doors will continue to be open for discussions with our (the project's) neighbors," he added.

Ab Jackson, Chino Valley Area Chamber of Commerce CEO, said, "The chamber board by a unanimous vote endorsed the High Plains Development. Chino Valley desperately needs quality commercial developments like this."

Candy Blakeslee, a spokeswoman for Citizens for Chino Valley who oppose the development, said she believes Arnold's pulling of the development off the agenda is a positive move.

"We are very pleased that the developer is taking the time to hear the town's and residents' concerns," she said.

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