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Notice of Public Meeting to Review Proposed Somerton Downtown Redevelopment Plan

Tuesday, September 25, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Rhette Baughman
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Somerton, AZ (October 10, 2012) – Since March of this year, the Downtown Redevelopment Area Planning Area Advisory Committee (PAAC) has been working with City of Somerton staff and the City’s planning consultants on the preparation of a Redevelopment Plan for the Somerton Downtown Redevelopment Area. That preparation is now nearing completion and the PAAC is inviting the citizens of Somerton and in particular the property owners within the Downtown Redevelopment Area, to a public Open House to review and give comment on the prepared Redevelopment Plan.

Time and Place of Redevelopment Plan Open House:
Date: October 10, 2012
Time: 5pm to 7pm
Place: Community Room
Location: Public Safety Building, 445 E. Main Street, Somerton, Arizona

The purpose of the preparation of the Redevelopment Plan is to develop definite local goals and objectives, conceptual development plans, development design guidelines and an implementation strategy for the Redevelopment Area. Further, the prepared Plan identifies appropriate land use, improved traffic, public transportation, public utilities, recreational and community facilities and other public improvements, along with any proposed land use changes and building requirements deemed appropriate to improve existing conditions within the Redevelopment Area.

Members of the PAAC, City Staff and the Consulting Team will be on hand during the Open House to discuss the prepared Redevelopment Plan and to answer questions from the public. Also for your convenience a copy of the prepared Redevelopment Plan has will be posted to the City’s Website at

Should you be unable to attend this Open House or have questions at any time during the process, please do not hesitate to contact Shaun Cassidy, Dave Fackler or Bill Lee, at 928-627-8855 for further information.

About City of Somerton – Somerton, in the fertile Yuma Valley in southwestern Yuma County, is about 12 miles south of Yuma and 180 miles east of San Diego, at an elevation of 103 feet. It is equidistant from the California and Mexican borders. Though Somerton's economy depends primarily upon agriculture, light industry is becoming important. Many residents are employed in citrus and vegetable growing and processing. Somerton also has a small commercial service sector that is developing at a fast rate. Major employers within the city are the Somerton School District, City of Somerton, Regional Center for Border Health and Sunset Community Health Center. Somerton has received both regional and national attention as a "Green City” introducing one the regions first citywide Recycling Programs and four new Solar Energy Projects under construction at the Water, Sewer, Public Safety and Senior Facilities. Discover more at

CONTACT: Dave Fackler, Shaun Cassidy and Bill Lee


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