Originally Published: December 4, 2018 8:23 p.m.
The Chino Valley Town Council got its first look at a planned duplex project at its study session Tuesday, Nov. 27.
Property owner Jared Clatterbuck is proposing to rezone 2.85 acres one-quarter mile east of the southeast corner of West Center Street and Highway 89 from single-family residential to multi-family residential for nine duplex properties or 18 individual residences. The project has been seen by the Planning and Zoning Commission at a study session earlier this year though it has not yet received approval from Planning and Zoning, said Town Planner Alex Lerma.
An onsite water distribution system, water production facility and water storage tank that will provide water services to each unit and Clatterbuck will connect to the town sewer, Lerma said, also noting that the area’s water rights belong to Prescott, but they only have enough to service two houses. The well is already there, Clatterbuck said.
“It’s already installed with the pump and everything,” he said.
Clatterbuck said he’s been working on the project for a couple of years and has been in real estate for about three years. With people moving and kids moving out of their parents’ homes and in need of a first place of their own, there is a demand for the duplexes, he said. They are going to be nice and personable rentals which will be managed locally, Clatterbuck said.
Additionally, Clatterbuck worked in construction prior to being in real estate and said he will probably even build the project himself.
Not all of the duplexes need to be completed at the same time though, he said. It could be done in phases, starting with the ones planned for the front of the property and working back, Clatterbuck said.
Though the Chino Vall ey Town Council did not vote on the project, Mayor Darryl Croft voiced a favorable opinion towards it.
“Sounds like a good project,” Croft said.