By Dale Jones
During the public hearings portion of the Clay council meeting on Monday, elected officials discussed a recommendation from the Planning and Zoning Commission to rezone a piece of property just off of Old Springville Road from residential estate to high density residential. The change
would make way for a small subdivision.
According to City Manager Ronnie Dixon, the subdivision would include 27 garden homes with prices starting at $169,900.
The specific location of the property is 5594 Old Springville Road, 4336 Paradise Lane and 433 Paradise Lane, which totals around eight acres.
“The median home price in Paradise Valley is about $96,000, and the starting price for these homes will be $169,000 so this should help Paradise Valley as far as home value,” Dixon said.
There were some questions regarding traffic into the subdivision off of Old Springville Road, but it is likely that no traffic study will be done and no adjustments will be made.
Monday’s council meeting had to be moved downstairs to the conference room due the issues with the elevator in city hall.
“Our elevator is down and we didn’t want anyone to come and not have access to the meeting, so it was either move it downstairs or move the meeting to another time,” explained Mayor Charles Webster. “We just decided to take a shot and move it downstairs and it looks like we are in good shape.”
Webster said they had hoped the elevator would be fixed before the council meeting but the parts needed did not arrive on time.
“It is in the process of being repaired. They come out every month and check it to make sure it is working properly.”
In a light-hearted moment, Councilwoman Becky Johnson was presented a birthday cake from the council. Her birthday was a couple of weeks prior, but she had missed the previous meeting due to sickness.
The next scheduled council meeting will be Monday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m.