The vacated Golf Club at Vistoso in Oro Valley on April 27, 2020.Mamta Popat / Arizona Daily Star
By Mandy Loader | Arizona Daily Star
The future of the Rancho Vistoso golf course in Oro Valley will remain in limbo for at least this year after the company that owns it pulled the plug on proposed development plans.
Earlier this year, Romspen Vistoso LLC, the Canada-based investment firm that owns the property, had proposed a general plan amendment and rezoning to develop parts of the 208-acre course, a prospect that has received significant pushback from nearby residents who want to preserve the property as open space.
In order to quell some of those concerns, the Oro Valley Town Council in June directed the town manager to have Romspen partner with The Conservation Fund, a national environmental nonprofit, to oversee ways to preserve the property.