Arizona’s Yavapai County Senior Planner Tammy DeWitt confirmed that Equity LifeStyle Properties (ELS) withdrew its application for a project in an email to the county on the evening of Feb. 4.

As reported by the Sedona Red Rock News, the development was drawn up to include 600 manufactured homes just outside the Sedona city limits.

“That’s pretty much all the email states,” DwWitt said. “So, this means the project is no longer moving forward.”

DeWitt, along with other county officials, said they have never seen this kind of community support, either for or against a project. In this case, more than 300 people turned out to show their opposition during the Jan. 17 Yavapai County Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. 

In that meeting, the commission voted 9-0 to not recommend the project to the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, which was set to hear the matter on Feb. 20.

“It was nice to see that the developer listened to the voice of the people and commission and withdrew their application,” Yavapai County District 3 Supervisor Randy Garrison said.

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