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1:08 AM Tue, Oct. 16th

Letter: Deep Well future


Much has been written in The Daily Courier about the proposed Deep Well Ranch, and for good reason.  All who have moved to Prescott for that “small-town feel” are watching “everyone’s home town” disappear daily. 

There has been much debate about overcrowding, housing density, impact on our limited water supply and the continuing strain of our limited natural resources. 

One has to travel no farther than some new subdivisons and observe what has become of a truly custom neighborhood.  In the 20 years that I lived in one, we have enjoyed truly custom homes, great views and carefully controlled growth. 

We have watched with sadness and disgust in the past five years as an unchecked developer built “high density” tract homes in one of the premier neighborhoods in Prescott. The tract homes are crammed together in a developers dream – boring designs, with as many houses per acre as possible. There was apparently little concern for traffic flow, neighborhood impact or “style” in what was a beautiful and truly custom neighborhood.

If you want to see the future of Deep Well Ranch, you don’t have to look far to see a version of what such a massive development would look like. Contact city officials and tell them “NO” on Deep Well Ranch. 

We will never stop the growth of Prescott, it’s too late … we have been found!  But, let’s have smart, controlled, thoughtful growth.

Daniel Gallagher

Prescott Valley