Grand Canyon Villas gets P & Z's blessing

Condos on Route 66 passes final plat, heads to council

The proposed condos along Route 66 will include a gathering room, outside play area, indoor pool and other amenities.

The proposed condos along Route 66 will include a gathering room, outside play area, indoor pool and other amenities.

The Williams Planning and Zoning Commission gave their blessing to the proposed condominiums on Route 66 during their regular meeting June 21. The project, which will consist of approx. 30 two-bedroom units and six three-bedroom units, is located at 911 West Route 66. Commissioners approved the final plat for the development, which will head to city council for their approval.

Grand Canyon Villas was approved for preliminary plat Jan. 16. The condos will include an indoor recreational area, an indoor pool, outside play area, game room and gathering space. Jasvant and Chandrika Patel of Williams own the property. Developers of the project have estimated the condos to cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $200,000.

Commissioners also granted final plat approval to Cataract Creek Estates, Phase I, during the June 21 meeting. The project, consisting of 15 town homes with two units per building, including one "threeplex," will head to council for approval during an upcoming meeting. The property is located along Airport Road and will include 1,400 to 1,600 square foot homes. Parking on the streets, according to developers, will not be allowed in most areas within the property.

Attending council

Commissioners also discussed their attendance to the regular meetings of Williams City Council June 21 in order to add support to council in regards to decisions made during planning and zoning meetings. The discussion stemmed from recent complaints made to council against a subdivision, the Reserve at Williams Country Club, during the June 14 meeting of Williams City Council. The project calls for 30 town homes and 13 family homes in the Country Club area. A number of complaints were charged against the project during the June 14 city council meeting.

One individual, who lives in the affected area, said he was never notified of the project. Not so, according to commissioners, who said they not only notified a member of the individual's family, but that information was also posted to announce the planning and zoning meetings, notifications were placed in the newspaper and letters were mailed to individuals who lived in the area.

Commissioner Oscar Frederickson, who happened to be in attendance for the regular meeting of Williams City Council, questioned whether or not council should be made aware of decisions made during planning and zoning meetings, as well as other relevant data.

"Shouldn't council know that we already did everything we were supposed to do?" said Commissioner Oscar Fredrickson.

"We should really be attending council meetings," said Commissioner Bill Baptist. "They're voting the next week on everything we do."

Harry Holmes, Williams city planner, explained to members of the planning and zoning commission how mail notifications are made to homeowners in areas surrounding proposed subdivisions.

"I got to the county Web site," said Holmes. "The county Web site has a feature where you can actually select the properties where the development is taking place. I create a buffer and it gives me the list of the property owners."

Williams City Council will meet tomorrow at 7 p.m. for their regularly scheduled meeting at the offices of city hall.

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