BENSON — Questions about whether a 28,000-home, master-planned community along State Route 90 in Benson would move ahead without a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers water permit have become moot after the agency recently reinstated the permit after nearly two years.

Development manager Mike Reinbold announced Thursday that the Corps reinstated the Clean Water Act section 404 permit for the 13,000-acre Villages at Vigneto project.