By Ron Eland | Sedona Red Rock News
In late September, Yavapai Planning Department officials requested comment from the city as a referral agency to Yavapai County, a city report states. This was in regard to a proposal to change the zoning and zoning map for an approximately 172-acre parcel located west of Sedona on the north side of State Route 89A — adjacent to Sedona Pines and Sedona Shadows.
The project, Rojo Grande Sedona, proposes to rezone from its current zoning of residential-single family, to Planned Area Development. As proposed, this would facilitate a 55-and-older development with 628 manufactured home sites and 60 recreational vehicle sites. The developer, Equity LifeStyle Properties, currently owns and manages Sedona Shadows. Residents would own the manufactured home but would lease the land on which it sat for around $1,000 a month.
The proposed development is located on the site of the former El Rojo Grande Ranch, which is 2.5 miles west of Sedona’s jurisdictional boundary. The county asked that the city have its response in by Friday, Oct. 12. The proposed project will go before the county’s planning and zoning commission Thursday, Dec. 20.
The project would have its own wells for drinking water and a wastewater treatment plant on site. However, the developers said they are not opposed to connecting to the city’s wastewater line at the developer’s expense. Also proposed is a traffic light or roundabout at the intersection of 89A and Red Moon Drive.