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Stilo Has Yet To Deliver on Affordable Housing... But they Do Have a Fancy Sign at Camper Village

November 11, 2012

By Mike Scerbo

Italian Developer Stilo promised the residents of Tusayan affordable housing after they spent millions on incorporation and electing an accommodating Town Council. After more than two years we get a sign that says manufactured housing is available at Camper Village. That’s not news that’s history.

Manufactured housing has always been available at Camper Village. If Stilo really wanted to keep its promises, they could build nice new apartment complexes at Camper Village and offer low income families a break. Instead Stilo plans to sell the land to developers who want to build high end condos and a luxury resort on Camper Village.

It’s hard to explain why Stilo felt the need to put up the sign pictured here. Perhaps it was because voters were going to the polls in local elections at the time. Or maybe it’s because Stilo has yet to come up with a plan to bring water to its massive development plans and they need to give their supporters

We recently reported on this effort and on November 11th our colleagues at the Arizona Daily Sun published a story. http://azdailysun.com/news/local/tusayan-resort-coming-up-dry/article_bb2b59c7-a6b1-558b-a33e-f073e3c70328.html

The article also outlines opposition to Stilo’s plans that could dry up water supplies that feed the Grand Canyon and the Havasupai Tribe. Those opposed include Coconino County Supervisor Carl Taylor, the Sierra Club, The Havasupai Tribe, the Superintendent of the Grand Canyon national Park, just to name a few.

In fact the only elected body that supports this development are 4 of the 5 members of the Tusayan Town Council who  happen to be employed by  Stilo, or its business partner Elling Halvorson.