Kingman P&Z approves commercial project

The Kingman Planning and Zoning Commission on Tuesday approved a commercial subdivision on Stockton Hill Road, Kingman Town Center.

The Kingman City Council, which has final say on the matter, will consider the commission's recommendation during the October council meeting.

The subdivision, which has been proposed by developer Bill Nugent, is on the east side of Stockton Hill Road south of the new Safeway store and across from Stockmen's Bank.

Driveways already have been built for the three commercial lots.

North Glen Street is parallel to Stockton Hill Road on the east side of the subdivision and is partially paved from Kino Avenue behind the Honda dealership and along the Walleck Ranch residential area.

"I have thought for sometime that North Glen Street could take some traffic off Stockton Hill Road," Tom Carter, commission chairman, said.

"This is the time for the city to take a look at it."

North Glen Street runs from the Wal-Mart store north across Airway Avenue, Kino Avenue nearly to Gordon Drive.

The Kingman Town Center preliminary plat shows a possible driveway off North Glen Street into the property.

A major concern of city planning and zoning staff is improvement of North Glen Street.

The street is not graded in some places but has 12-foot and 24-foot paving north of Kino Avenue.

The planning and zoning commission also recommended that the city council and the Kingman Traffic Safety Committee re-examine future use of the street to relieve traffic on Stockton Hill Road.

In another matter, property owner Donald Zeleznac and Mohave Engineering asked the city to reactivate a portion of an expired residential plat north of Airway Avenue known as The Villas Tract 1946.

The subdivision has 29 acres with 147 lots of 6,240 square feet or more.

The commission recommended the city council approve the request.

Also, G.

Ilan Govan's request for a general plan amendment and a zoning change for 1.6 acres on the north side of Sycamore Avenue for a medical office was recommended to the city council for approval.

The commission recommended a change in zoning for a portion of Karen Avenue that was vacated by city ordinance.

Doug Angle is building an office on adjacent property.

Lee Bruno asked the commission to initiate a zoning change on a gravel pit north of Interstate 40 and east of Vista Bella.

The gravel operation was part of annexation in 1990 and should have been given an I-2 Industrial zoning at the time, according to Bruno.

Staff will bring the site plans and necessary history to the next commission meeting.