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Vineyard to rezone Geneva property

The Vineyard Planning Commission will recommend to the Town Council in its next meeting to approve the rezone of nearly 1,700 acres on property that was once the site of Geneva Steel.

 The proposal will rezone the site, currently owned by Anderson Geneva Development, Inc., from industrial to light manufacturing, business park, regional mixed use, transit center, lake oriented mixed use and high density residential. Vineyard City Planner Nathan Crane said the rezone will align the property with Vineyard City’s general plan that was adopted in November 2008.
 
“They want to ensure that the future redevelopment of the land is consistent with the plan,” Crane said.
 
Anderson Geneva is also requesting to divide just more than 1,400 acres of the property into 16 lots. This, Crane said, will make it easier for the owner to parcel the land to different developers, some who have already shown interest in the property but have yet to make any proposals.
 
The city has hopes that the rezone will encourage development of the property and growth — possibly an additional 30,000 residents — for Vineyard, Crane said.
 
“This is a really proactive step to prepare for the future,” he said.