By Melissa Rosequist | Paradise Valley Independent
Smoke Tree Resort representatives stood before Paradise Valley Town Council May 23 to present the newest rendition of their redevelopment application, which was met with luke-warm encouragement.
Overall, members of Town Council voiced a desire to see the Smoke Tree Resort redeveloped, but a hefty special use permit application that includes 30 resort residential — or condominium — keys ought to be weighed carefully.
Zoning attorney Paul Gilbert’s presentation of the slimmed-down application follows a recommendation of denial by the town’s Planning Commission earlier this year. The Commission voted 4-3 to recommend denial, with Commissioners Daran Wastchak, Thomas Campbell and Jonathan Wainwright dissenting.