The Prescott-based Arizona Eco Development has announced plans to build more than 3,000 single-family houses, as well as a 100-room resort-style lodge in the Granite Dells.
The project would go up on currently vacant land east of U.S. Route 89 and Arizona State Route 89A, and would also include affordable housing units.
According to documents filed by Arizona Eco Development, the land where the project would go up is “suitable for higher density development.”
Plans for the project have sparked the opposition of a group called Save the Dells, which is pushing for the designation of a 500-acre park in the area.
While the City of Prescott requires that at least 25 percent of the land in question must be preserved as open space, Eco Development has said it plans to preserve more than that as part of its development project, and will make that space available to the public.
The proposal is currently being reviewed by the City of Prescott.
By Garry Boulard
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