Monday, November 19, 2012

Leeds council votes down subdivision

Leeds Town Council on Wednesday voted against a controversial subdivision that could have dramatically increased the size of the town. By a four-to-one vote, the council voted against an amended agreement on the Grapevine Wash subdivision. Council members pointed out that the decision doesn’t mean the end of talk of a development in the area — the developers could still come back with an amended plan — but residents said they were happy to see it not move forward.

Developers had planned for the Grapevine Wash to be a mixed-use collection of eight villages that would eventually grow to as many as 2,500 homes and 300 commercial businesses, all tucked into a valley on the northeastern edge of Leeds, west of Toquerville and just north of a section of the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve. The Spectrum