Huge Benson development near San Pedro River gets federal OK
This came out last week. This project was started over ten years ago but the bottom fell out during the recession. It was revived several years ago and now has cleared it's last major hurdle. No doubt there will be a lawsuit. If constructed as designed it would have significant impacts on the San Pedro River, which is still under adjudication for water rights by the federal government, as well as surrounding farmers and ranchers. That being said, I'm struggling to see 30,000 people willingly moving to Benson (which would more than double its size) since there is virtually no industry there. Are they all going to commute to Sierra Vista or Tucson. I just don't see it. Stay tuned.