Second Kingman Crossing hearing is tonight

Commission takes input, makes recommendation to Council

KINGMAN - The city of Kingman Planning and Zoning Commission will hold the second of two public hearings regarding a major amendment to General Plan 2030, which voters approved last November.

Residents are familiar with the issue under its better-known name, Kingman Crossing. The Planning and Zoning Commission will likely do nothing more than take public comment at tonight's meeting before making a recommendation to the City Council.

While any decision is not binding on the Council, the commission will make a recommendation whether to consider changing the zoning of 168-acres of publicly owned city land north of Interstate 40 and east of the railroad tracks from open space and parks to regional commercial.

The goal for proponents of Kingman Crossing is development. Opponents argue, among other things, that voters approved the general plan without a zoning change and any change just a few months later is akin to circumventing their vote.

Tonight's hearing takes place at 6 p.m. at the Mohave County Board of Supervisors Auditorium, 700 W. Beale Street.