Neighbors around a proposed RV park on West Pioneer Boulevard received a mailed notice last week inviting them to meet with the developer, Curtis Muir from Heber City, UT, to learn more about the project.
The vacant land on which the park could be built is located between the Mesquite United Methodist Church and the Town and Country commercial mall next to Interstate 15. Currently, the 14.7 acres is zoned for multi-family low density housing that allows eight units per acre.
Under the application Muir submitted to the City of Mesquite Development Department, one acre would be rezoned for public facilities related to the church next door. The applicant is asking for the remaining 13.7 acres to be rezoned for RV mobile home resort use also with eight units per acre. The change would allow 104 units in the complex at any time.
Muir did not return phone calls requesting comment.
Development services director Richard Secrist told the Mesquite Local News that the neighborhood meeting is just the first step in the rezoning process. “Mr. Muir filed his application with us. He is required to have a meeting with neighbors to show them what the project is about and to listen to their comments. The meeting provides a way for him to explain what he’s asking for, identify issues that may come up, and let him know what’s going on in the area,” Secrist said.
He also said neighbors and property owners can submit comments to his office about the project. “We’ll compile all of the input and give it to the council as part of the background material when this zoning change request comes before them. It’s helpful for us to know people’s concerns ahead of time.”
Secrist also said, “While residents are always able to contact the mayor and council, it won’t do much good to discuss this proposal with the council at this time. Right now, none of the council has received any formal information or details about this zoning change request. The item will not appear on the council agenda until May 24 when they will get the whole package to review.”
When the rezoning issue comes before the city council in May, the agenda item will include a public hearing at which time interested people can speak for or against the request during the council meeting.
“Generally, there are challenges and issues to this rezoning request and project of which staff will address in the package that council will receive. The package will also include all the comments we’ve received from the public,” Secrist said.
The project proposal includes one main ingress/egress channel to the RV park area off of North Pioneer Boulevard along with one easement driveway to Turtleback Road between the Methodist church and the Lutheran church .
The meeting is slated for Thursday, April 21 beginning at 1 p.m. at the Mesquite United Methodist Church, 420 N. Pioneer Blvd.
Written comments can be submitted via email to Richard Secrist, firstname.lastname@example.org or addressed to him at 10 E. Mesquite Blvd, Mesquite, NV 89027.