By Scott Shumaker | Red Rock News
After holding up a proposed Hilton Garden Inn project in the Village of Oak Creek for months on the basis of the HOA’s covenants, conditions and restrictions, the Village of Oakcreek Association’s board of directors moved closer to folding during a closed meeting on Nov. 23.
During the meeting, the board maneuvered to reverse its Architectural Review & Restrictions Committee’s second denial of the preliminary hotel design for the corner of SR 179 and Jacks Canyon Road, which is being proposed by parcel owners Jack and Chandrika Patel.
In recent months, some opponents of the project had pinned their hopes on the HOAs CCRs standing as a roadblock to the hotel, which was rezoned from residential to commercial by the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors in November 2019. In October, the VOCA board to back away from its earlier opposition — in spite of continued opposition from members of the architectural committee and VOCA at large.