Council approves rezoning for development

KINGMAN – Access and the airport flight path were major concerns discussed during a public hearing for rezoning 110 acres for residential and commercial development in east Kingman.

The proposed project is off Airway Avenue east of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway and Castle Rock Road and is directly in the south-approach flight path to Kingman Airport.

Castle Rock Village proposes 265 single-family lots, 236 apartment units and 38,600 square feet of office and commercial space.

The only current access across the railroad to the east is by taking the Louise Avenue crossing to Eastern Avenue, then north under Interstate 40 to Airway Avenue.

Richard Campana, a Scottsdale lawyer and applicant, represented the Campana Family LLC in presenting the project to the Kingman City Council on Monday.

Campana said his group would be willing to participate in the funding of an Airway Avenue railroad underpass for better access.

Airway Avenue ends at Andy Devine Avenue on the west side of the railroad and resumes at the north end of Eastern Avenue.

The developers would be required to give air navigation easements to the airport and have statements in the deeds noting that buyers recognize they have purchased property in an airport flyway, Kingman City Planner Andrew Mogensen said.

The City Council approved the rezoning for the development 7-0.

In another matter, a rezoning request by Scholl Homes to split a lot for mobile homes on Rainbow Drive south of Kino Avenue was approved 7-0.

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Scholl is the property owner and applicant.

The Kingman City Council improved Rainbow Drive to give emergency vehicles all-weather access.

The council set a date in July for a special strategy session for planning that would include discussion of annexation.

The council will meet at 9 a.m.

Thursday to make decisions about the fiscal 2005 budget.