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Sedona Planning and Zoning Com-missioners continued to discuss a proposed zone change for a high-profile property between Uptown and West Sedona.

The city of Sedona’s Planning and Zoning commissioners first discussed the Cook's Hill property Jan. 3 — particularly whether to allow a zone change for a new restaurant. While the Planning and Zoning Commission didn’t make a formal decision, they did ask for more information in order to make a more informed decision later.

The project was shifted to a Thursday, Jan. 31, special work session for further discussion following a conceptual hearing earlier in January. As part of his zone change request to restaurant zoning, property owner Michael Stevenson agreed to restrict a number of the uses for his property that would typically be allowed under C1 zoning, including the use of the property as a cocktail lounge.

Stevenson attended the Jan. 31 meeting, along with Sedona restaurant owner Lisa Dahl, who hopes to open a new restaurant at the visible State Route 89A location. The site is surrounded by Coconino National Forest along State Route 89A, and is located near the Rolling Hills subdivision.

For the full story, see the Wednesday, Feb. 6, edition of the Sedona Red Rock News.