By Kaitlin Olson | Arizona Daily Sun
More than 100 Bellemont residents gathered Thursday night to join in a discussion on the most recent draft of the Bellemont Area Plan, a 96-page document that will shape land use and development in the area for the next 20 years. Coconino County staff agreed it was the most attendees ever seen at such an event.
Melissa Shaw is the county long-range planner who is overseeing the plan. She said the Bellemont community has remained interested in the process throughout its many stages, resulting in a detailed plan essential to future developments.
“Bellemont is a special place. It’s pretty unique in how it’s running and its proximity to Flagstaff, but it has its own identity reflected in the vision that this community has come up with,” she said.