By Mara Knaub | Yuma Sun
The Yuma City Council approved land use changes on the city’s general plan to make way for an apartment complex and a shopping center.
In the first case, property owners Bruce and Linda Butcher requested the land use designation of 2.8 acres located at 1749 S. Arizona Ave. and the northeast corner of Riley Avenue and 18th Street be changed from commercial to high density residential.
The applicant’s intent in changing the land use designation is to develop a multi-family residential development. The initial proposal calls for an 80-unit apartment complex.