By Ron Eland | Sedona Red Rock News
The setting was the same, as were many of the faces and even their attire. But not the outcome. Earlier this year, more than 200 people filled the Yavapai County complex in Cottonwood to express their concerns over a proposed residential development outside of Sedona — El Rojo Grande. In that case, the Yavapai County Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously recommended denial of a zone change. The applicant subsequently withdrew and abandoned the project.
Now, jump ahead five months.
On Thursday , June 20, at least 125 people — many again wearing red in solidarity — came out to oppose a zone change request regarding a parcel at the intersection of Jacks Canyon Road and State Route 179 in the Village of Oak Creek. This is the site of a proposed 154-room Hilton Garden Inn.