Prescott City Council considers Granite Dells Property Purchase: Public Invited to Workshop
Tuesday, April 8, 1pm
Location: Prescott City Counsel Chambers, 201 S Cortez St, Prescott, AZ, 86302, Phone 928-777-1100
If you are interested in or concerned about the future of Prescott’s Granite Dells, please consider attending a public workshop hosted by the Prescott City Council on Tuesday, April 8 at 1pm.
Ecosa Institute has long been an advocate for long term urban planning that integrates living systems with human environments. The Granite Dells, at the center of Prescott, Prescott Valley and Chino Valley, could become the integrated, nature interpretive “central park” of the region.
In the past, proposals have been floated to turn this property into a musical event venue, or other high-impact uses. The preservation of this Granite Dells property as open space would be a key action that would have a ripple effect in the quality of life for Prescott Area residents for generations to come, and would protect the sensitive natural habitat of Granite Creek that flows through the property.
Philanthropist Foster Stanback, a Sedona home owner, has recently come forward to provide partial matching funds toward the purchase of the property. The Granite Dells Preservation Foundation would take responsibility for managing the property — so the City of Prescott would have little ongoing financial liability in the years to come. Many local organizations, including the Prescott Chamber of Commerce have voiced support for this effort.
Last year the City Council declined to purchase this property, so a show of public support on April 8 will be critical in this round of negotiation.
For more detail on this initiative, check out the article in the Prescott Daily Courier here: http://www.dcourier.com/main.asp?Search=1&ArticleID=130334&SectionID=36&SubSectionID=1120&S=1
If you are unable to attend the Council Chambers workshop on Tuesday, April 8 at 1pm, please consider calling the Prescott City Council at 928-771-1100 to make your voice heard.
Thanks for your support of Regenerative Ecological Design and Ecosa Institute!
- Levi Mason
Ecosa Institute Operations Coordinator