Pinal County Orders Development Study

The Superstition Vistas are the subject of a $200,000 study into the proper way to develop the region.

April 27, 2005, 1:00 PM PDT

By Brenda Meyer


In order to prevent urban sprawl, and properly assess the feasability of the Superstition Vistas to sustain urban life, a coalition of Queen Creek, Apache Junction, Mesa, Pinal County, Salt River Project, Central Arizona Project and the Sonoran Institute has commissioned Arizona State University's Morrison Institute for Public Policy to conduct an 8-month study into the region.

"The land's challenges range from practical to political: No one knows whether Superstition Vistas can provide enough water or whether it can be developed so as to correct drainage problems. There's a dispute on whether it should be a new city or be absorbed by adjacent municipalities.

And the stakes for developing the land are high for governments and Pinal County."

Thanks to Brenda Meyer

Monday, April 25, 2005 in The Arizona Republic

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