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2:26 AM Mon, Nov. 19th

Prescott Valley council approves 3 new Granville roads

PRESCOTT VALLEY – During a Thursday evening meeting, Town Council members approved three new proposed roads that will eventually be a part of a new route connecting Highway 69 and Glassford Hill Road.

Council members unanimously approved the dedication of Santa Fe Loop Road, Granville Fairway and Tuscany Way. The three proposed roads will service the area west of Glassford Hill Road and northwest of Bradshaw Mountain High School.

Richard Parker, the town's community development director, said the council's approval of the three roads would allow Granville staff to record the final plat for the new phase of the subdivision. The developer plans to build 339 homes in this new phase.

Santa Fe Loop Road will connect the subdivision to Glassford Hill Road, Parker said. He also said that there are plans to lengthen this road as development occurs until it connects with Highway 69.

The new roads will also connect with Prescott East Highway, Parker said. Currently, the two-lane "highway" stops immediately south of the newly approved roads.

"The Prescott East Highway will continue as is presently platted," Parker said. "That is to say a median divided roadway. The Prescott East Highway, a portion of that is in the Town of Prescott Valley, and a portion of it remains in Yavapai County because it has not been annexed."

ALSO ON THE AGENDA:

• The council also unanimously approved a land exchange with the Granville subdivision with an emergency measure.

Joe Contadino, the president of the subdivision's development company, said the two groups exchanged parcels to enable safer access to a hiking trail. The trail is part of the town's "Rails to Trails" program, and connects with the City of Prescott's Peavine Trail.

"The existing trail would force the hikers to cross Glassford Hill Road," Contadino said. "The idea ultimately is to have hikers use the underground drainage box underneath Glassford Hill Road… It moves it into an area where they can use it."

He also reminded the audience that the council approved the plat for the new phase in December. Contadino explained that he needed to record this land exchange before officially recording the plat.

Contact the reporter at jkamin@prescottaz.com