By Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa | Pinal Central
CASA GRANDE — A new plan to expand the Francisco Grande resort was narrowly passed by the Casa Grande City Council Monday night.
The council approved the zoning request for a planned area development by a 4 to 3 vote. Council members Dick Powell, Mary Kortsen and Donna McBride voted against the request.
The zoning would allow the owners to build a mixed-used development with businesses, offices, apartments, single-family homes and condos, expand the dorms at the Barca Soccer Academy and provide some recreational facilities.