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10:59 AM Tue, Nov. 13th

Council to discuss plan changes

KINGMAN ­ Major amendments to General Plan 2020 go up for consideration by the city Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday.

The open hearing begins at 6 p.m. in the City Complex Council Chambers.

The major amendment requests are from Las Vegas-based Rhodes Homes, which plans to build two master-plan communities that Rhodes wants incorporated into Kingman's growth boundaries.

The addition of Rhodes property in the General Plan land-use map could leave the developments open to an option for annexation in the future.

One major amendment includes 5,750 acres for the proposed Golden Valley Ranch development. The area considered also includes 6,400 acres of federal land and 4,650 acres of privately owned land.

The proposal will add more than 250,000 square-feet of commercial use in an area of at least 25 acres over what the plan previously allowed, according to background information.

The amendment will also more than double the allowed density in an area of at least 300 acres, the P&Z report further indicates.

Rhodes' other major amendment request is for adding 14,600 acres that extends nine miles east of the Kingman Airport. The area includes 7,176 acres for the proposed Peacock Highlands development, 6,240 acres of state land and 1,120 acres of other privately owned land.

Two minor General Plan amendment requests are also on the agenda.

Property owner El Quiescensce, LLC is requesting to modify 10.2 acres of medium-density residential and 4.9 acres of intermediate-density residential to community commercial land use for property north of I-40, south of Vista Bella and east of Prospector Street.

Another minor amendment request is from Celebrate Properties, LLC to modify the existing land-use plan for the undeveloped portion of Vista Bella by increasing the land-use areas for medium density residential, 3-8 dwelling units per acre, neighborhood and community commercial, light industrial and public/quasi public, and decreasing the land-use areas for intermediate density, 9-16 dwelling units per acre, and a golf course area currently designated as parks and open space, background information indicates.

The property totals 1,051 acres north and east of existing Valle del Sole, the Villas and Castle Rock subdivisions.

Residents of the Valle Del Sole subdivision have submitted a petition to the city protesting the amendment. Three rezoning cases are also scheduled for the commissioners' review as well as a proposal for an amendment to the city zoning ordinance for a design review for the Bank Street corridor that is ready for action by the commission.

An amendment regarding setbacks on spaces within manufactured homes will also be considered.