In June, we posted: "Watch Oro Valley Grow" In it, we discussed the substantial growth in housing and commerce that is taking place in Oro Valley.
In the following guest view, John Musolf discusses this growth and its substantial impact on the Amphi Schools
In Oro Valley, Development is on the rise.
In a recent article on February 20, 2013 in the Explorer Newspaper, Paul Keesler, Director of Development and Infrastructure Services for Oro Valley stated:
“For several years, as our nation struggled through a downturned economy, the Town of Oro Valley also experienced a sharp decrease in development activity. Although we are still on the mend, a quick look back to fiscal year 2011‐12 shows that development is on the rise, and there are some very exciting projects in the pipeline”.Development is good for town growth from both a residential community and business economic standpoint. [Publisher Note: It is also good from the Town Of Oro Valley's perspective because it collects substantial revenues from construction permits and fees. These fees exceeded the planned amount for fiscal 2013.]
Let’s look at some of the recent residential approvals:
- Ross Rulney: corner of Linda Vista and Oracle -220 apartments
- San Dorado: corner of First Avenue and Oracle – 274 apartments
- Encantada: north of Steam Pump Village – 270 apartments
- Hohokam Mesa: Rancho Vistoso and Moore Road – 80 homes
- Macaray: (Donut Hole) end of La Canada – 345 homes
- Parcel 10-T: Rancho Vistoso and Vistoso Highlands- 25-40 homes
There are also some proposed future developments:
- KAI: First and Palasides – 195 homes
- Miller Ranch: Neighborhood meetings in progress
- Olson Property; Neighborhood meetings in progress
It is imperative that the Town of Oro Valley and the Amphi School District hold some public informational meetings to discuss this issue.
What do you think?
Oro Valley Resident