Ordinance changed to accommodate school district’s planned arena

BULLHEAD CITY — City Council members faced several contentious planning and zoning issues at their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday.

Postponed until after voting 6-1 in favor of the proposed sale of the Bullhead City River Regatta to Marnell Gaming, the council heard from members of the public on the proposed adoption of an ordinance to set sports facility height limits at 80 feet.

The proposal for the height ordinance change for the Colorado River Union High School District’s planned fieldhouse was sent to council with a negative recommendation from the Planning and Zoning Commission, while staff recommended approval of the ordinance, said City Manager Toby Cotter.

“In order for this building to be built and the practical implications of this bond measure the district is asking for, the height matters and they are designing it at 78 or 79 feet,” Cotter said.

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