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Fri, Dec. 13

Supervisors look at trails, open space

PRESCOTT - Yavapai County Supervisors and planning and zoning commissioners will meet in a joint study session at 9 a.m. Wednesday to hear updates on the Yavapai County Trails Committee and the Open Space and Sustainable Development Option draft.

The study session discussion also includes two zoning ordinance amendments on conformance with building codes and using guest homes as rental units.

The trails committee will show a PowerPoint presentation on current projects near Mayer and in Dewey-Humboldt, and discuss ideas for future trail work.

The open space and sustainable development option is a draft revision of the previously proposed Open Space Preservation Subdivision ordinance. The sustainable planning committee completed the draft Oct. 3.

"This draft is another option to the subdivision ordinance that we have been working on for more than a year," Development Services Director Ken Spedding said.

Proponents of the ordinance say it will speed development applications and encourage developers to build in the county.

Opponents say it is a green light to irresponsible development because it does not require any public hearings and allows building densities to exceed the current two-acre minimum per house.

The group meets in the supervisors hearing room, 1015 Fair St., Prescott. The meeting is open to the public.

It is possible to download agendas from the county's website at www.co.yavapai.az.us under Development Services.

Contact the reporter at bcolbert@prescottaz.com.

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