Gateway community of Tusayan breaks ground on housing development near Grand Canyon National Park
By Erin Ford | Grand Canyon News
After six long years and an obstacle or three, the housing development at Ten X Ranch is finally underway, according to Mayor Craig Sanderson.
A crowd of locals gathered at the future site of the subdivision, which Sanderson said will be completely self-contained because of a lack of road and utility easements. A solar electric grid, water plant and reclaimed water station will all be located on site. In the short term, Sanderson said the town will not drill a well at the site — all water will be hauled in from the town’s well.
Sanderson also made clear that housing in the development is strictly for Tusayan residents, and that guidelines adopted by the town’s housing authority prevented them from being snapped up by those wanting a second home or retirement option.