Airport Basin gets go-ahead: P & Z stamp sends project to council

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By Gabriel Vasquez

The Planning and Zoning Commission (P & Z) unanimously approved the proposed site plan for the airport basin development and elected a new vice chair during its meeting Wednesday.

It’s now up to county council to approve the   recommendations of P & Z to ensure that the project remains on course.

In order to fulfill the legal requirements of the development, the commission also approved a motion to rezone the Sunrise Mesa Lot-B parcel at the airport basin from a Federal Lands (FL) district to a Public Lands (PL) district, effectively making it available to accommodate local government and school district facilities.

“The re-zoning will achieve the comprehensive goal of upgrading infrastructure,” said Rick Bohn, community development director.

Bohn also mentioned that the airport site’s topography made it unlikely for development by the private sector, and that the county utilizing the site in the near future is consistent with the new PL zoning.

The parcel of re-zoned land is approximately 34 acres, according to the P&Z staff report presented on the case.

“It moves the plans that we have in the county along and I see no reason to oppose it,” said P&Z commissioner David Sherrill.

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