Future site of Esperanza Condos

The Esperanza Condos are estimated to be completed within 10 to 12 months.

A new 18-unit condominium project is officially underway on the north end of Lake Havasu Avenue. The plat for Esperanza Condos was approved by the Lake Havasu City Planning and Zoning Commission on Wednesday morning.

A plat is a map of an area of land that intends to be used as a construction site.

The plan for Esperanza Condos includes 18 residential units, a storage unit, a pool house, swimming pool, and covered parking. It covers approximately .85 acres of land, located at 490 North Lake Havasu Avenue.

“Each one of the units will have their own separate garages,” Lee Johnson of Accurate Professional Land Surveying, Inc., said.

The lot sits on the south edge of El Dorado Wash and on the east side of Lake Havasu Avenue near Car Toyz.

Ground construction for the project started Tuesday, according to Rachael Atkinson, owner of Destination Havasu. Atkinson said the project completion time is estimated to be 10 to 12 months, from start to finish. The project will be built all at once, rather than in stages, she said.

“If we’re talking sticks,” she said, as far as building construction goes, “that won’t start for a little while.”

“I think it looks like a great project. We need more projects like this in Havasu,” Chad Nelson, Planning and Zoning Commission member, said.

It’s the second addition to Built Well Construction’s “Tiny Homes Collection.” According to their website, “Tiny Homes” are communities that are “planned with the intention of being a perfect ‘starter home’ for the first time home buyer or the perfect place to downsize and retire.”

“The project’s been approved. The grading permit’s been approved. It’s been through design review as well as building permit review,” Zoning Administrator Stuart Schmeling told the commission. “So really, the only thing you’re approving is whether or not people can rent these or own these.”

The plat was approved unanimously on Wednesday.

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