Zoners focus on new school

General plan amendment, subdivision request on agenda

KINGMAN - This year's final meeting of the Kingman Planning and Zoning Commission will be marked with a short, but not inconsequential, agenda, with both items relating to the creation of a new middle school for the Kingman Unified School District.

Commissioners first will consider a minor amendment to the city's general plan. The amendment, as proposed by ZBella Investments and KUSD, would modify the projected land use of 53 acres northeast of the Airway Avenue and Prospector Street alignments from R-2: Medium Density Residential to Public/Quasi-Public, to accommodate the new school. The amendment also would eliminate a west loop road projected to eventually travel through the property.

If the minor plan amendment is sent to Kingman's City Council and approved, the school will not have to seek a rezone of the land. Public schools are normally allowed in R-2 zones with a conditional use permit; however, Council previously voted to exempt KUSD from that requirement.

Following their consideration of the minor plan amendment, Commissioners then will discuss a subdivision request, also from KUSD and ZBella, that would create a preliminary plat for the school. The subdivision would cover approximately 60 acres northeast of Airway and Prospector and would include the section of land zoned C-2: Commercial, Community Business on the northeast corner of the intersection.

Tonight's meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 310 N. Fourth St.