The Cochise County Planning & Zoning Commission made two business request approvals during its recent meeting, giving the go ahead for the construction of tiny homes and for the expansion of Golden Oaks Canyon Assisted Living in Sierra Vista.
The commission approved requests from Lukasz Dobosz, owner of Luxury Tiny Homes, and Golden Oaks Canyon Assisted Living owner Patricia Kent while hearing concerns and public comments from area residents on the requests.
Dobosz petitioned the commission for the approval to construct his $75,000 "tiny homes" in a garage located on his property at Kings Highway in Douglas. Dobosz plans to build the homes on his property and then transport them to their new owners. His plan includes building prototype homes before launching his manufacturing operation.
After agreeing to keep noise under control and abiding by lighting ordinances, Dobosz's plan was approved. During the meeting, the county's development services planner Peter Gardner said Dobosz's project met with the county's focus on affordable housing and economic development as well as job creation by small businesses.
The commission also gave a stamp of approval for the expansion of Golden Oaks Canyon Assisted Living located on South Calle Metate. Kent, the facility's owner, plans to increase her clients from six to 10 which will require extending the current building.
Although some concerns were expressed over noise, emergency evacuation of residents and traffic issues. the proposal was approved by the commission in a 7-2 vote.