By Mark Cowling | Pinal Central
FLORENCE — An over-55 RV resort with more than 500 spaces, American heritage neon signs and several other amenities along U.S. 60 north of Florence were approved June 22 by the Pinal County Board of Supervisors.
James Mullen, speaking for applicant Brian Kitchen, said the resort will be “like a cruise ship on land” with daily activities for seasonal “snowbird” guests and will be an anchor for the Pinal Comprehensive Plan’s Hospitality/Tourism Corridor.
Known as Neon Ranch, the resort will be just west of Florence Junction (U.S. 60 and State Route 79) along the south side of U.S. 60. It is planned for up to 570 spaces for resort vehicles and park models. There will be several pedestrian pathways and open space areas, including court sports, pet parks and community parks, with every point of the property accessible to recreational opportunities and amenities, according to a county staff report.