RV Park and Campground Briefs
From the Southern Utah News:
The Kanab City Council met on Jan. 10 and voted unanimously to amend the Land Use Ordinance for C1-C2 to permit an RV park behind the Treasure Trail Motel.
The park will not be allowed frontage on U.S. 89, and a 30-day stay limit would be imposed, with a 14-day separation period to preclude long-term stays.
Mike Schollian, owner of the Treasure Trail Motel, began inquiries with Kanab’s Planning Commission in March of last year about putting an RV park behind his motel. This area is zoned C1 and C2, which does not support this use and therefore necessitated the council’s consideration to change it. A conditional use designation was not thought to be the best option, and a proposal was made to make it a permitted use, which has an extensive site plan review process in the C1-2 area.
Councilman Jim Sorenson noted the the request has been discussed by the planning commission (PC) on numerous occasions, with the big question being whether the project would be detrimental to the community. “The PC did not feel it would negatively impact the downtown area and would in fact increase foot traffic to businesses along the Hwy 89 corridor,” said Sorenson.
The city of approximately 4,000 is located near the Utah-Arizona border.
From the Bonita Springs News-Press:
The Bonita Springs zoning board voted 5-1 Tuesday (Jan. 17) to recommend the city council approve a request to rezone 1.5 agricultural acres to allow up to nine RV or mobile home units. The city’s planning staff also recommends approval.
The site, owned by Palm Lake Resort LLC, is located at 11334 Duck Lake Loop, south of Bonita Beach Road and west of Imperial Parkway.
The property is surrounded by the existing Palm Lake RV resort to the east, Great Space Storage to the west, commercial development to the north and land zoned for agriculture and single-family residential to the south.
The zoning board specified that if the buffer provided by the oak hammocks to the south is removed, then the owner would have to install an 8-foot buffer.
Also on Tuesday, the Local Planning Agency recommended approval of a companion change to the Future Land Use Map that would allow RV or mobile home units.
Resident Dawn Koncikowski said the zoning board should not have been able to vote on the issue until the city council holds a public hearing and approves a change to the Future Land Use Map.
The council will take up the requests Feb. 13.
From the Orange County Register:
In a few days, families living in a low-income trailer park say they will have nowhere to go, forced out to make way for an upscale hotel and water park resort. On Wednesday, they wanted to make that point by pitching a tent inside City Hall in Garden Grove.
About 15 residents of Travel Country RV Park marched into City Hall, chanting in Spanish and in English: “What do we want – a better place to live!”
The protesters were joined by some 15 supporters, including members of Occupy OC and community organizers from the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment. They said the city is driving working people out of their homes without giving them appropriate relocation packages – a claim city officials deny.
A half-dozen police officers were called in but they stayed away from the demonstrators and did not interact with them.
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