The property is located on La Cholla Boulevard and Naranja Drive, Northwest and Southwest.
Oro Valley Planning and Zoning staff has recommended approving this amendment. They based their conclusion on the following
- The General Plan policies support the location of higher density intensity along or near major arterial streets.
- The amendment will provide for the efficient use of the planned infrastructure expansion of La Cholla Boulevard. A moderate increase in density and intensity of development will provide an appropriate relationship with the expansion of La Cholla Boulevard.
- The overall residential density proposed by the applicant is generally compatible with the moderate density to the east along La Cholla.
- The Low Density area, open space and one-story residential building height restriction will provide compatibility with the lower density area to the south and east
- The proposed development provides nearby commercial services and employment to area residents.
- The applicant has addressed the primary concerns of the neighborhood.
- The proposals are consistent with the General Plan review criteria
- The proposal are consistent with the Vison, Goals and Policies of the General Plan.
- Compatibility concerns have been raised by the residents to the east and south of the property.
- Market viability of commercial and senior care uses has not been clearly demonstrated by the applicant." (Source: Oro Valley Staff Report)
The amendment is being opposed by Citizen Advocates of the Oro Valley General Plan Yesterday, they posted a guest view. Earlier this week, the Northwest Management Company alerted the Autumn Hill Homeowners Association of the proposed amendment.
The hearing tonight is in Oro Valley Town council chambers at 6 PM.