Zoners to present townhome option

Developers will consider density level decrease plan at Tuesday’s meeting

KINGMAN - The Planning & Zoning Commission will have several alternatives to the request to rezone three acres from rural residential to low-density, multiple-family residential. The issue coming before the commission Tuesday would pave the way for a community center and 28 duplex and triplex townhomes at North Fairfax Street between Wilshire and Sycamore avenues.

City planning staff has recommended denial of the La Costa subdivision as is, but has provided another option. Rather than approve lot sizes smaller than the city has ever approved, the Development Services Department proposed dropping the total units by four so the density does not exceed 7.86 units per acre.

All P&Z Commission actions serve only as recommendations to City Council, which has final authority over all rezones.

Other items on the P&Z Commission agenda to be reviewed at 6 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers, 310 N. Fourth St., include:

• Trustees of the 4-acre lot between Airway and Kenwood avenues, west of Diamond Street, are coming back to request the rezone after being granted the General Plan amendment to the property earlier this year.

Gary Lawson et al. have talked about a small community grocery store at the site.

• Mission Bank, the applicant and property owner, is requesting a rezone to 11,761 square feet from residential to commercial. The intent is to build offices for the Hualapai Mountain Road bank branch.

• The P&Z Commission will hear three other requests to rezone various residential properties to commercial. One will provide space for doctors' offices at Airway and Western avenues; another will lead to retail and office space south of Airfield Avenue and west of Stockton Hill Road; and the third will allow for outside accessory storage on the east side of North Rainbow Drive and Shangri-La Drive.