By Scott Turner | Wickenburg Sun
The Wickenburg Town Council approved rezoning Bass Hill for a four-story hotel at its meeting on Monday night.
But the rezoning includes stipulations recommended by new Deputy Town Manager Tim Suan that address the timing of the final plan, lighting for the hotel to be dark skies compliant, landscaping and a requirement for a traffic analysis with the Arizona Department of Transportation.
A final design for the hotel must also be approved by the Town Council after going before the Planning and Zoning Advisory Commission, which did not recommend changing Bass Hill from R1-12 Family Residential to C-3 Major Street Commercial.
“Every project has its challenges,” Mayor Rui Pereira said. “I believe we have a partner we can work with. “It will bring jobs to the community and additional tourism.”
Cobblestone Hotels is the same company that sought a hotel for the downtown area in 2017. The hotel would be located between Sundance Pizza and Burger King.
The Planning and Zoning Advisory Commission voted against the rezone out of concerns about the building’s height and concerns about traffic. ADOT has no plans to allow access to the hotel from U.S. 60 because of safety concerns at that portion of the highway.
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