After a contentious meeting regarding a RV resort on a 14-acre vacant lot located between the Mesquite United Methodist Church and the Town and Country commercial mall on West Pioneer Boulevard, the developers have canceled their plans.
“After considering input from neighbors in the local area, the potential developers of a proposed RV park have decided not to go forward with their plans,” Doug Reath, Premier Properties real estate agent and spokesman for the developers. “They are respectfully considering a project for the vacant land that’s within the guidelines of the current zoning.
The neighborhood meeting on April 21 with Chris Muir and Kent Sweat, potential developers from Heber City, Utah, and Victor Campbell, an engineering consultant with Bulloch Brothers, was intended to notify nearby residents about plans for a 116-lot RV resort with a swimming pool and office building.
Over a hundred residents attended the meeting that quickly turned contentious when the developers lacked specifics of their plans. The men explained to the audience that they didn’t want to spend a lot of money developing architectural and engineering plans until they were more confident the rezoning issue would be approved. That proved to be a wise decision in the end.
The lot, currently zoned for multi-family low density housing that allows eight units per acre, required a rezoning approval by the Mesquite City Council for RV mobile home resort use that also allows eight units per acre. The rezoning hearing was scheduled for the May 24 council meeting.
No rezoning request must be made by potential developers for any project that current fits within the guidelines of the current zoning such as condominiums.
“The RV project has been canceled so please ask people to quit sending me and others hate mail,” Reath added.