By Sarah Donahue | Foothills Focus
Cave Creek residents rallied together to fight for the town’s priorities: dark, starry skies and open rural desert—not a cluster of “casitas.”
“The rural commitment to our community is broken,” said resident Mary Leo in a written comment read during the planning commission Zoom meeting on August 20. “No way is Cave Creek a place for city dwellers and destroying a horse-friendly and rural lifestyle space.”
The Cave Creek Planning Commission voted unanimously to deny the recommendation of approval to amend the land-use map that would allow the development of Cave Creek Resort and Casitas. The proposed land lies between North Basin and North Schoolhouse roads, totaling approximately 18.41 acres on three parcels of land, according to the agenda.