Reveles: 550 attended meeting on Peralta Canyon subdivision traffic system

Attendance at the Gold Canyon community meeting March 28 surpassed the steering committee’s expectations.

Roberto Reveles

Over 550 Gold Canyon residents turned out to hear about the Peralta Canyon Subdivision traffic system and its possible impacts on surrounding neighborhoods. Residents’ concerns were voiced during a lengthy question-and-answer period.

A panel consisted of Todd House, member of the Pinal County Board of Supervisors, plus members of the county’s community development department and the assistant county attorney, who provided information on the planning and approval process for development of Peralta Canyon Subdivision.

The presentation acknowledged that Sleepy Hollow Trail is not in Peralta Canyon’s currently approved development plan. Nonetheless it was disclosed that as planning proceeds for that subdivision’s next phase, Sleepy Hollow is a possible link for traffic between Peralta Canyon seeking to enter or exit U.S. Highway 60 via Kings Ranch Road.

The county planning and zoning commission is responsible for conducting public hearings for the next phase of the subdivision.

P&Z hearings are held at 9 a.m. the third Thursday of each month.  No date has been announced for the next P&Z hearing on Peralta Canyon subdivision.

The P&Z recommendations for approval or denial are forwarded to the board of supervisors, which schedules the matter for public hearings at which the board then exercises its final approval or denial authority.

Monitoring of these hearings to ensure participation by Gold Canyon residents requires additional volunteers and an enlarged steering committee with a strategic action plan.

Therefore, our five-person steering committee recommends that the next phase of protecting Gold Canyon’s property values and quality of life, while ensuring a safe and effective access for Peralta Canyon, must be guided by a Gold Canyon Coordinating Committee.

This coordinating committee should consist of leadership from all existing Gold Canyon civic groups, such as concerned home owner associations, ADOBE, SALT and other interested groups.

The steering committee therefore extends an invitation to these community civic groups and asks that these groups promptly inform us of their willingness to be part of the Gold Canyon Coordinating Committee. Responses should be addressed to the steering committee at 4goldcanyon.az@gmail.com.

Respectfully submitted this date, March 31, to our neighbors by steering committee members Dave Coward, Abe Dye, Phil Flood, Dick Richards and Roberto Reveles.

Roberto Reveles
Gold Canyon

 

 

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