After a years-long battle between the city of Apache Junction and business owner, Mehmood Mohiuddin. Mohiuddin owns the Hitching Post, a popular western dining attraction in the far East valley.
The Board of Adjustment on Monday voted to end the disputed zoning of the parking areas, freeing Mohiuddin (affectionately known as MO,” up to run his business with the use of the parking lots.
|Apache Junction Board of Adjustment|
The primary duty of this Board is to hear and decide appeals or decisions made by the Zoning Administrator in enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance. Members also hear appeals from the Zoning Administrator’s decisions in granting or denying variances and issuance of use permits and hear and decide all matters referred to the Board by the Zoning Administrator. There are 7 members appointed for 3-year terms and the Board meets on an as-needed basis. If you are interested in serving on this board in the future, we encourage you to fill out a talent bank application. All members must live within the Apache Junction city limits.
“It is my hope that the city of Apache Junction can now move forward as a community. I applaud the decision of the Board who stayed late into the night to find resolution,” said Rep. Kelly Townsend in a press release.
“I especially was impressed with board member Braydon Biggs, who had clearly done his homework and was prepared to dissect all of the issues, making a very precise argument as to why the Hitching Post was not violating the law,” continued Townsend. “He remarked to me how he was intensely studying the documents before the hearing, even on his way home from Disneyland. This level of dedication is rare and we would be a better State if more followed his example.”
“I want to see an Apache Junction that is open for business and that every person is welcome. I believe we have achieved that. I was very proud of my district last night.”