By Richard Smith | YourValley
A decision on a proposed housing development in the northwest corner of Surprise will wait until January when the recently elected councilman for the area is seated to break a deadlock.
During its Sept. 21 meeting, the city council was split on a proposed amendment to the Vistas Montanas planned-area development. The amendment to the zoning approved in 2008, would shrink the majority of the lot sizes, adding 103 homes for a total of 533, and also adding open space.
“We’re trying to introduce a viable project that won’t be sitting another 14 years,” said applicant Jeff Farr with RVI Planning & Landscape Architecture.
Councilman Patrick Duffy made an motion to deny the amendments and was joined by councilmembers Aly Cline and Ken Remley, Mayor Skip Hall and councilmen Jack Hastings and Chris Judd voted to keep the amendments.