Friday, April 13, 2007

A1: "PV council tables apartment complex"

Prescott Valley has been making and executing very aggressive plans over twenty years to grow up into a dynamic, modern city. Its open-section layout has allowed the town every opportunity to plan far ahead for urban density. So why is it running into this sort of problem? Suddenly a single-family neighborhood is facing the prospect of a large-footprint, four-story apartment block shading out its mornings, and from this story it seems to have nearly slipped through the public-comment phase unnoticed. What the heck is going on down there? Again, the who and what are in place, but I've got several 'why' questions.

I personally think that higher-density, mixed-use development makes all kinds of sense where the alternative is continuing low-density sprawl. But you have to respect the neighbors.

1 comment:

leftturnclyde said...

well steve its mostly because they keep changing the plans .the area where the wallmart is being built was supposed to be residential ..then it was gonna be a golf course and now its a wallmart.there is a kind of shell game going on down here in PV that folks in other parts of Northern Arizona should be watchin.