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Jul 26, 2013 2:24 AM by Nathan O'Neal

Developer holds community meeting for proposed Tanque Verde development

TUCSON - Dozens of residents spoke out at a community meeting Thursday night against a proposed residential development that would bring 49 homes to the Tanque Verde community.

The WLB Group is looking to develop an area near Tanque Verde and Houghton. Residents fear that it will change the rural dynamic of Tanque Verde and destroy the habitat.

"I know the area is going to be built up ... That's the thing ... I know the area is going to be built I can respect that I just want to make sure that it's done in a proper manner and I just don't know who is telling the truth. I've been told so many different things," said Allison Sprinkle, a concerned resident.

There are several hurdles the developers must overcome before they can break ground, which would eventually require the Pima County Board of Supervisors to re-zone the parcel.

Supervisor Ray Carroll attended the community meeting.

"This developer has designed a conservation sub-division... That hasn't seemed to have created a lot of ire in the residency out here but I think that but I also think that it has some conditions and some features that they have some good input about," Carroll said.

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