By Allison Brown | Foothills Focus
Cave Creek residents petitioned and submitted a formal letter of opposition to the town council in response to the recommendation of approval for six exception requests to the subdivision ordinance for the development of a subdivision in the Hidden Valley area.
Some of the six exceptions are regarding flag lots, private roads, grading and draining guidelines, street blocks and cul-de-sac streets. Under the current subdivision ordinance, flag lots and private roads are prohibited.
The property is generally located west of North Cave Creek Road between East Surrey Drive and East Skyline Drive.
It was purchased in 2014 by an undisclosed California resident, spans 76 acres and is set to become a housing development with 48 units. Nearby residents like Anna Marsolo are not only concerned about the impact of these exceptions but also upset that the subdivision ordinance approved by voters just three months ago is being ignored.
“It’s disappointing that staff would recommend approval considering the 2-to-1 citizen vote in favor of the general plan, which incorporates the subdivision ordinance,” Marsolo said.