Subdivision plans to go before P&Z

KINGMAN – Initial plans for two new subdivisions are on the agenda of the Planning and Zoning Commission. City Building Department staff recommends that the commissioners approve only one set of plans. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. tonight.

Staff recommends approving the 291-lot Southern Vista IV subdivision plat with one change. The proposed neighborhood is located west of N. Central Street between Karen and Whitehead Avenues. The plans show the right of way reduced from 42 feet to 35 feet in width along Central Street for the length of the project. Developments north and south of the proposed subdivision are at 42 feet.

The change in right of way would not affect the width of Central. City Planner Cindy Hill recommends maintaining the wider right of way for future community needs such as a bus stop.

The plans also include two lots totaling about 60,000 square feet that the owners are dedicating to the city for drainage control.

The second subdivision, Granite Bluffs I and II, has the staff’s approval for rezoning, but City Planner Rich Ruggles recommends tabling the preliminary plat for Granite Bluffs V until the developer resolves sewer issues and other technical matters.

Granite Bluffs is located north of Slaughterhouse Canyon Road east of the railroad tracks. The first two phases are being developed for single-family homes on 10,000-square-foot lots. The proposed rezoning would allow some lots to be less than 80 feet wide.

Also on the agenda is a recommendation to deny rezoning 2.28 acres in the center of town. The owners of DNR Excavating requested changing the property along the east side of Rutherford Street between Airway and Beverly Avenues from high density residential to community commercial to build offices and equipment storage facilities.

During the General Plan 2020 process, the area was determined to be ideal for apartments due to its central location. An apartment complex already stands directly across Rutherford from the proposed site.

The Building Department received one letter opposed to the rezoning and one in favor.

Staff is recommending rezoning 4.28 acres located north of Kino Avenue between N. Benton and N. Arizona streets from low density residential to medium residential. The change would allow density to increase from 1 or 2 dwellings per acre to 3-8 dwellings.

Finally, the Mohave County Public Works Department needs the city to abandon about a half acre of right-of-way for its new building. This is the second request the county has made. The new request excludes three-tenths of an acre the county no longer needs.

In exchange, Kingman is asking for an additional 20-foot right of way and area for a cul-de-sac along N. Eagle Rock Road.

The commission meets in the Council Chambers located at 310 N. Fourth Street.