Friday, June 17, 2005

Arizona RV park plan gets an earful from foes

As part of an ongoing attempt to shed Apache Junction's image as the Valley's RV haven, some residents are challenging a developer's attempt to build an RV park near half-million-dollar homes.

About 15 home and property owners attended a Pinal County Planning and Zoning Commission hearing on the project Thursday.

Most opposed Nga Huynh and her husband Phong Dang Nguyen's application for a special-use permit to allow 10 RV spaces on 11.6 acres they own northeast of the city along Arizona 88 and Kaniksu Street.

The property owners, most who live at least a quarter of a mile away, said the RVs would hurt their property values, destroy scenic views and create noise and odors.

"The problem with trailer parks is that they bring in transients and low-income things," said Chuck Larson, who lives on an adjacent property. "They drift through neighborhoods, they steal things and they attract druggies and riffraff. It's going to ruin our quality of life." Full Story...

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