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  • County approves rezoning request for residential neighborhood

    May 20, 2020 | Read More News
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    Housing tractThe Pima County Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously approved a rezoning request to develop a residential neighborhood at the northwest corner of La Cholla Boulevard and Overton Road.

    The rezoning approval increases the allowable density of home development on the 51 acres site from 15 total residences to a maximum of 139 single-family residences. The increased zoning, from Suburban Ranch to CR-5, is consistent with that of a neighborhood adjacent to the property.

    The rezoning approval includes an extensive list of special conditions, to be completed within five years of approval. These special conditions include:

    • No additional splitting or subdividing of lots without Board of Supervisors approval
    • Completion of a Traffic Impact Study
    • Keeping 14.2 acres of on-site natural open space
    • Removal of invasive non-native plant species on-site
    The rezoning matches with Pima County development standards established in the County’s Comprehensive Plan, Pima Prospers. Specifically, the rezoning meets the objective to “designate areas for a mix of medium density single-family and lower density attached dwelling units” and “to provide opportunities for a mix of housing types throughout the region.”

    The conditions also address existing issues with drainage and sediment accumulation related to flooding events. The changes will have a positive effect to downstream property owners by reducing the extent and frequency of the flooding they currently experience.

    The flood control measures also will help alleviate over-street flooding common along Overton Road. These also tie into flood control work as part of the Regional Transportation Authority’s La Cholla Boulevard improvement project, which addresses drainage issues in the area.