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Building activity speeds up in Coconino County, following recession slowdown

The interior of a home under construction on one of the lots at The Hills at Slayton Ranch. / Photo: Jake Bacon. / Arizona Daily Sun

 

By Emery Cowan | Arizona Daily Sun

Freshly constructed roads, foundations and home structures cut through scrub brush that covers a corner of land at the edge of Doney Park.

The new rural subdivision, called The Hills at Slayton Ranch, is one of several projects that have been working their way through the pipeline at Coconino County’s community development department in recent years as the region’s economy has rebounded from the Great Recession.

Together, the housing projects have claimed some of the last large, developable and “subdividable” county land around Flagstaff, said Jay Christelman, director of the community development department.

“We’re running out,” Christelman said. That’s especially true when it comes to land adjacent to infrastructure that could be extended to newly built homes, he said.

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