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Chino council ratifies final plat for Heritage Farm division

CHINO VALLEY - At its meeting Thursday night, the Chino Valley Town Council approved the final plat for the Heritage Farm subdivision, which will sit on 92.55 acres along the northeast corner of West Road 2 North and North Road 1 West.

The property's applicant, Lyon Engineering, and its owner, One West LLC, intend to subdivide the land into 145 custom-home lots for a Planned Area Development.

Builders eventually will construct the PAD directly across from Heritage Middle School on 1076 N. Road 1 West and within a quarter of a mile of the town's Safeway and Walgreens stores off Road 2 North and Highway 89.

The Town of Chino Valley will provide the water and sewer services for the subdivision.

In the stipulations for the project, the town has called for a 4-foot-wide concrete sidewalk along at least one side of every street on the plat, as well as curbs, gutters and sidewalks along North Road 1 West.

"It's an important step in the development of the community that Road 2 North will be widened with curb, gutter and sidewalk," Chino Valley Development Services Director Jerry Stricklin said.

It has taken developer Jim Fletcher more than a year to receive the go-ahead from the town to move forward with Heritage Farm, which will feature three phases of residential development and include minimum lot sizes of 18,000 square feet.

Fletcher said it will take 18 to 24 months before he can put Phase One on the market and start building new homes.

"This project will enhance the market and property in Chino Valley," he said. "The subdivision will have sidewalks that connect to the school and the shopping, which we don't have in Chino."

On Aug. 3, 2006, the Planning and Zoning Commission voted 6-0, with Commissioner Rhett Harvick absent, to recommend the council ratify Heritage Farm's preliminary plat.

Little more than a month later, on Sept. 14 of this past year, the council agreed to the initial plat.