By Gabrielle Olivera | Pinal Central (Photo via City of Casa Grande)
CASA GRANDE — The city can expect to see an added 10 acres in its trail system around Casa Grande Mountain while keeping alive the dream of a residential development in the area and possibly an amusement park.
The Casa Grande City Council on Monday approved extending an option agreement with Casa Grande Mountain Ranch Partnership that involves dedicating 10 acres to the trail system.
In 1988, the city entered into a purchase agreement with the partnership whereby it could acquire approximately 378 acres from the city on the northeast side of Casa Grande Mountain.
However, the request approved Monday is for an extension of an additional 12 months for the purchase of the remaining 304 acres under option. The partnership remains optimistic that one of the current interested buyers/developers will enter into a purchase and sales agreement and close escrow prior to June 30, 2022.
According to the agenda, George Chasse and the partnership have been very dedicated to accomplishing the vision.