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The Collective gets county OK for events

A view of The Collective Sedona from Arizona State Route 179 (Photo by Corey Steiner)

A view of The Collective Sedona from Arizona State Route 179 (Photo by Corey Steiner)

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors approved a special events use permit for The Collective Sedona at their Jan. 18 meeting.

The Collective Sedona was asking for consideration of a use permit for the next five years for the 10 one-day public events, 10 one-day private events, and 10 one to three-day events, totaling 30 events a year. This will all be in the courtyard of Collective Sedona, being able to host 200 people per event.

This is a similar permit to the one that was renewed and approved by the supervisors back in October 2014.

Corey Steiner, president of Winter 179 LLC and applicant of the use permit, said this has been a long work in progress. Steiner said it was beginning to be mapped out in September 2021 and has seen great support from the community.

“I think it opens up the Collective spaces to the community as a gathering area,” Steiner said. “It opens it up to a place for community non-profits, and we can support anyone in the Village of Oak Creek or Sedona that’s willing to get together and gather for a good time.”

In the past, Collective Sedona has hosted various music events with local musicians, yoga events, weddings, farmers markets, and more.

However, when the COVID-19 pandemic struck, these events were not occurring, as friends and family had to social distance and quarantine.

“People weren’t able to gather with each other during COVID,” Steiner said. “So now, we are able to get this back off the ground. The feedback from the community has been extremely positive.”

Going forward, Collective Sedona would like to host weekend arts and craft shows, various musicians. It also supports the Sedona Chamber Sedona Village Partnership by working with the Sedona Arts Academy.

The Collective Sedona will also need to balance their parking situation, as there are roughly 270 parking spaces in the lot that will be shared with special event attendees and Collective’s tenants and patrons. A stipulation added by the county’s Planning & Zoning Commission before forwarding its approval to the supervisors requires the event coordinator to have onsite staff “to monitor noise levels, parking, restrooms, and all other onsite conditions of event compliance during events.”

The Collective Sedona is located in the Village of Oak Creek at 7000 Arizona State Route179, and has two parcels of land totaling over six acres that will be used for said special events.

Contact Paige Daniels at pdaniels@verdenews.com or 928-634-2241, ext. 6033.


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