Northern Arizona Healthcare CEO Dave Cheney answers a question during the hospital system's public forum on Sept. 27, 2023 in Flagstaff to discuss Proposition 480 and plans for a new hospital.

FLAGSTAFF — About two weeks after Northern Arizona Healthcare held a public forum to discuss its plans for a new hospital and bolster support for its rezoning request, there will be another forum on Tuesday night. But this time, it’s the opposition group’s chance to urge voters to say ‘no’ to Proposition 480 come November.

The ballot referendum will let voters decide on rezoning nearly 100 acres of undeveloped land near Fort Tuthill County Park for the first phase of Northern Arizona Healthcare’s proposed Health and Wellness Village. If approved, construction is expected to cost $800 million and be completed in 2027.

Tuesday’s meeting will be hosted by Flagstaff Community First, the coalition that introduced the petition to put the rezoning question in the hands of voters after the Flagstaff City Council approved the rezoning in May.

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