Years-long battle didn’t end like neighbors wanted

It took more than five years, but they finally have an answer. It just may not be the one they wanted to hear.

A few residents in Green Valley Vistas, off San Ignacio in northern Green Valley, were alarmed when they saw a huge RV garage going up behind a resident’s house. The home was 1,643 square feet. The garage was more than double that.

After the garage was completed, the heavy traffic began, residents said. There goes the neighborhood, they thought.

The garage belongs to Jeffrey Swigert, who operates Green Valley Garage Doors from his home at San Ignacio and La Canoa. It’s a licensed home-occupation business.

On Thursday, the Pima County Department of Environmental Quality inspected the business and found one code violation. Swigert has 30 days to submit a corrective action plan to the county.

Residents were hoping for a lot more.

The complaints started when Swigert built a structure that went through the permit and variance process under “somewhat questionable” circumstances, said resident Gerald G. Findling in a letter to former Pima County Supervisor Ray Carroll dated Jan. 6, 2013.

Read the entire Green Valley News and Sun article here. Originally published on July 4, 2018. Photo courtesy of GV News and Sun.


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