Verde Valley School Use – March 16th



Verde Valley School Use Permit

Yavapai County Planning & Zoning Hearing

March 16th – 9am

10 S 6th Street, Cottonwood, AZ

Dear Big Park Council Subscribers,

The Council has learned of a Verde Valley School Use Permit Planning & Zoning Hearing scheduled for March 16. We are making you aware of this hearing to give you the opportunity to attend the hearing in person or virtually, or to post your comments to the Yavapai County Planning and Zoning Department.

The details and relevant links are copied below from the Yavapai County website.

Verde Valley School Use Permit PLA22-000026

Consideration of a Use Permit to allow for the continued use and expansion of the Verde Valley School which includes school buildings, dorms, farm buildings, an equestrian facility, a trail system, botanical gardens, staff housing, bungalows and tent sites for rent, and special events with a total of 247,528 sq. ft. of structures on approximately 141.09 acres in a R1L-70 (Residential; Limited; 70, sq. ft. minimum) and RCU-2A (Residential; Rural; 2 acre minimum) zoning districts, subject to the conditions of approval.

Location & Community: APN: 408-30-010H, 010E & 405-26-001; The property is located approximately 3 miles northwest of SR 179 on Verde Valley School Road in the Sedona area.

Status: This item is scheduled to be heard by the Planning & Zoning Commission on March 16, 2023

Meeting Location: 10 S. 6th St. Cottonwood, Az.

Meeting Date: 3/16/2023 9:00:00 AM

You can watch the meeting live. One week prior to the meeting (3/9), a Virtual meeting link will be posted by Yavapai County Planning & Zoning. Click HERE to access that page of their website and get the link to the meeting.

Letter of intent/Site Plan/Public Comment Form
Click on the hyperlink above to view a description of the project, the applicant’s letter of intent & site plan. Scroll down when you get to that page 
to complete a form including your comments on the project and send it directly to Yavapai County Planning & Development.

In addition to requesting your comments to Yavapai County Planning and Zoning, we wish to inform you that Big Park Council has sent requests to both Verde Valley School and Yavapai County Planning and Zoning to delay the currently scheduled March 16 hearing until after Big Park Council has received the Planning Department staff report to review. This will allow the Council to review the details of the plans, obtain community input, and issue appropriate comment.

We have also requested that Verde Valley School hold a public meeting so that members of our community can learn the details of the current proposed plan of the school first hand.

Thank you for staying informed on this important issue.

John Wichert

President, Big Park Council