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Court rules in favor of Eloy in Coolidge annexation dispute

Posted by   /  November 21, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Kevin Reagan | Eloy Enterprise A land annexation sought by the city of Coolidge has been declared “invalid” by an appellate court. The city of Eloy challenged the nearby city in 2015 after Coolidge passed an ordinance to annex 160 acres located near State Route 87 and Hanna Road. Paso Fino Horse Associates, a […]

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Coolidge gives go-ahead for Cornman Annexation

Posted by   /  November 15, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Rofida Khairalla | Coolidge Examiner The city of Coolidge is moving forward in its efforts to attract more businesses to Coolidge, this time by annexing a small piece of land on Cornman Road and State Route 87. The land, part of the sale between the city of Mesa’s water farm and Pinal Land Holdings, is […]

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Coolidge council puts the brakes on solar farm annexation

Posted by   /  October 18, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Rofida Khairalla The city of Coolidge’s plans to bring a 257-acre solar farm into the city boundaries were short lived. During a special meeting Monday, the City Council, in an effort to avoid significant future costs, voted to rescind the ordinance annexing half of the Pinal Central Energy plant as well as some surrounding […]

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Mayor: Coolidge headed in “right” direction

Posted by   /  October 6, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Rofida Khairalla | Coolidge Examiner Although Coolidge Days celebrates the city, residents and the president the municipality was named after in 1925, the festival is also a time reflect upon the past and look toward future of Coolidge in a rapidly growing and changing county. Once a rural, farming community located near the heart […]

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Where are all the businesses in Coolidge?

Posted by   /  August 24, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Rofida Khairalla COOLIDGE — While areas throughout Pinal County continue to see expansion in the housing and industrial markets, smaller municipalities like Coolidge simply aren’t seeing the same economic boom. It’s a question that presents itself time and time again, as locals walk down the downtown streets only to be confronted the vacant windows […]

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New Coolidge marijuana cultivation center seeks expansion

Posted by   /  August 23, 2017  /  Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

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Casa Grande Dispatch COOLIDGE — A new marijuana growing facility will expand to include several more buildings on its site. During Wednesday’s Coolidge Planning and Zoning special meeting, the commission gave the green light to add 59,640 square feet of new buildings to the facility, currently under construction. According to Development Service Director Gilbert Lopez, […]

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Coolidge amends zoning code to make way for potential recycling center

Posted by   /  August 18, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Rofida Khairralla COOLIDGE — A recycling center might just find a home in Coolidge, “might” being the key word. The Coolidge City Council voted Monday to rework the city’s zoning code to make the development of a recycling center possible within the city limits. According to Development Services Director Gilbert Lopez, the decision to […]

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Coolidge revamps Main Street, gives Historical Loop a facelift

Posted by   /  August 2, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Rofida Khairalla | Coolidge Examiner COOLIDGE — The city of Coolidge has launched its last phase of roadwork on the “Historic Loop,” with a project designed to reconstruct Main Street. This is the third of three major projects in the area. The first to be completed was Coolidge Avenue in 2014, then Central Avenue […]

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Approval of solar plant zoning first in country

Posted by   /  July 31, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Although the city isn’t opposed to it, City Manager Rick Miller has concerns about what the plant will mean for the expansion of SR 287 in future years. By Rofida Khairalla | Casa Grande Dispatch COOLIDGE — The recent county zoning approval for a 257-acre solar plant along State Route 287 may have some repercussions […]

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Pinal supervisors to hear case for controversial energy plant

Posted by   /  July 26, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Kelly Fisher | Casa Grande Dispatch FLORENCE — A Florida-based power company could get a green light from the Pinal County Board of Supervisors to move forward with a solar power and battery-storage plant that earlier unhinged nearby residents. But as it turns out, comments at a previous Planning and Zoning Commission meeting indicated there […]

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