By Richard Smith | YourWestValley
While the Surprise City Council did not take action during its Aug. 1 meeting, but gave positive feedback for the city sponsoring a zoning amendment that would allow for a future Veterans Memorial Hall.
This nonprofit is the more recent formalization of a concept that has been around for about a decade. Five Surprise-based veterans groups found obtaining land and building a permanent building, so they banded together to pool their resources and build a hall for all local veteran organizations.
The Veterans Memorial Hall has a site chosen, half a mile north of Peoria Avenue on the west side of Litchfield Road. Right now, those 5.7 acres are zoned as rural residential and must be rezoned for community commercial to allow for the hall.