On January 24, during a meeting with the Yavapai County Development services director and associated staff, the planning department was encouraged to reapply for construction permits on several projects that began their initial phases over a decade ago. This meeting was spearheaded by Kevin Papa, the Cosanti Foundation Director of Site Management, and Scott Riley in his new role as Vice President of Planning and Development.
Years ago, YCDS prevented any additional construction prior to the completion of road improvements. This effectively put a stop to any new construction projects as the cost of road improvements was economically not feasible.
With confirmation from the director of development services that the Cosanti Foundation can indeed apply for permits for projects like the 3rd floor of East Crescent Phase 5, ground floor conversions of EC5 into temporary dormitory housing, construction yard storage buildings, and even major improvements in the amphitheater, we are all very busy and eager for construction progress in the year ahead.
This not only serves as a huge stride forward in master plan completion but also a boost to the morale of employees and an optimistic outreach to the public. Conceptual planning has already begun on logistics for programming, funding, the feasibility of design with ADA accessibility at the forefront of our attention.