Here is an independent report on the buffer zone by Robert C. Johnson, Ph.D that concludes,
“The Bike Ranch Minor Resort represents the best in sustainable land use planning. In my forty years as an environmental and land use planner, and having served as a Planning Director for two cities and two counties, I cannot recall another site plan that is as environmentally compatible with its natural setting than the Bike Ranch. I believe that this minor resort will become a major destination for the outdoor enthusiast and a valued amenity widely promoted by Tucson’s business and environmental community.”
Dr. Johnson is a former Director of the Pima County Planning & Development Services Department, and the original architect of the Buffer Overlay Zoning Ordinance.
Please note that our new site plan (Not in the report) is even more compact that the one in the report.