Supervisors deny San Miguel Ranch proposal

The Board of Supervisors this evening denied a move to build 389 homes on 550 acres northwest of San Miguel.

The vote was 3-2, with Jim Patterson, Adam Hill, and Bruce Gibson voting to deny the project, and Frank Mecham and Katcho Achadjian in favor of it.

Supervisors agreed that San Miguel should grow and its downtown become more vibrant. But developer Brent Grizzle’s proposal, they said, was not the way to make it happen.

Supervisors sought a more comprehensive plan that looked at not only the 500-acre San Miguel Ranch but also the existing community.

The decision followed a five-hour public hearing at which 40 people, evenly split for and against the project, spoke.