By Scott Turner | Wickenburg Sun
The Town of Wickenburg’s Planning and Zoning Advisory Commission is not recommending Bass Hill be rezoned for construction of a new hotel.
Concerns about the hotel’s planned four-story height and traffic safety on the portion of East Wickenburg Way where it would be located are among the reasons the rezoning request failed on a 4-2 vote last Thursday.
But the request will still go before the Town Council on Monday, Community Development and Neighborhood Services Director Steve Boyle said.
“I don’t want to give up on this project,” P&Z Chairman Bill Cowles said. “I like this project. I like the hill. I have a problem with the four stories.”
Cowles asked Anna Jakubeck of Cobblestone Hotels and others from the company on a Zoom call during the meeting if the hotel could be redesigned to only have two floors. Members of the commission and residents during the public comment portion of the meeting feel a four-story hotel would be too unsightly on top of the hill, which is located between Burger King and Sundance Pizza.