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This is a rendering for one of the nine buildings in a 216-unit apartment complex proposed for downtown Buckeye. The city’s Planning and Zoning Commission approved the complex site plan at Tuesday’s meeting.

Buckeye Planning Commission approves downtown apartment plan

BUCKEYE — By a unanimous vote Tuesday, the Buckeye Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the site plan for a 216-unit downtown apartment complex. The Buckeye Roers Downtown …

Homes now for sale at new 55-and-older Buckeye community

Landsea Homes Corporation, a publicly traded residential homebuilder, announced this week that homes are now for sale in a new 55-and-older active adult community in Buckeye. Skye Ridge at Victory …
The Buckeye Marathon, one of the city's signature events and a Boston Marathon qualifier, is set for Saturday, Jan. 8.

Businesses, nonprofits showcased at Buckeye’s signature events

Buckeye’s signature events provide businesses and nonprofits opportunities to connect with potential customers or clients. These signature events are produced by the city’s Community …
Approval of the Roers Buckeye Downtown Site Plan is the main item on the agenda for the Buckeye Planning and Zoning Commission’s 6 p.m. meeting tonight. The 216-unit apartment complex would change the area around the southwest corner of First Street and Monroe Avenue.

Buckeye Planning and Zoning to review 216-unit apartment complex

BUCKEYE — If the main item on the Buckeye Planning and Zoning Commission’s agenda is approved at Tuesday night’s meeting, the city will be getting 216 more downtown residential …
Students did not fare well in the latest round of standardized tests giving to Arizona students, and experts say it could be several years before those test scores rise to pre-pandemic levels. [Metro Creative]

Arizona's pandemic-influenced learning declines could take years to recover

Arizona students took a hit when it came to learning during the pandemic so far, and it may take several years to correct that slide. The state is putting roughly $19 million into corrective …
Drone photos of Pinal Central Solar Energy Center in Casa Grande, taken in 2018. Buckeye residents interested in energy reform have often pointed to the 295 average days per year of sunshine as to where to find more electricity. NextEra Energy Resources plans to take advantage of that sun by buiding a large solar energy gathering and storage facility.

NextEra to offer Buckeye's solar energy to SRP customers

PHOENIX — Buckeye residents interested in energy reform have often pointed to the 295 average days per year of sunshine as to where to find more electricity. NextEra Energy Resources plans …
A project that involves a 640,000-square-foot speculative industrial building was approved by a 6-1 vote at Tuesday’s Buckeye City Council meeting.

Buckeye industrial plan approved, but not unanimously

BUCKEYE — Two items that will hopefully foster economic development were approved Tuesday by the Buckeye City Council’s agenda for Tuesday’s meeting. The council approved …
A multimillion-dollar contract for a traffic signal and other improvements at the intersection of Broadway and Miller roads is on the consent agenda for Tuesday’s 6 p.m. Buckeye City Council meeting.

Industrial development agreements on Buckeye Council agenda

BUCKEYE — Two items related to expected upcoming development are on the Buckeye City Council’s agenda for Tuesday’s meeting. Infrastructure agreements with two developers are on …
A plat approval hearing for a 610-unit housing development called Legacy Trails was postponed after being published as part of the Buckeye Planning and Zoning Commission’s Tuesday agenda. The hearing was rescheduled for Oct. 12.

Hearing on 610-unit Buckeye development postponed

BUCKEYE — Buckeye’s Planning and Zoning Commission will only meet for 23 minutes this month. In its only September meeting, the commission only needed 23 minutes to hear a report from …
Plans are coming together for one of several industrial projects set to provide jobs in the Buckeye area. Here’s an artist’s rendering of what will be a 1 million-square-foot facility designed to build batteries for large power plants.

Kore details more plans for its Buckeye battery manufacturing facility

BUCKEYE — Plans are coming together for one of several industrial projects set to provide jobs in Buckeye. Lindsay Gorrill, founder and CEO of Kore Power since early 2019, recently spoke …
The county’s Board of Supervisors on Monday unanimously approved a map of boundaries for 832 voting precincts. That’s an increase of 84 new precincts since the last time boundaries were redrawn in 2018.

Census-driven process to create more precincts in Buckeye

PHOENIX — Maricopa County will have a new set of 832 precincts. Monday, the county’s Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a map of boundaries for 832 voting …

EPCOR wait times improving slowly in Sun City, all other districts

EPCOR Water Co. customers’ frustrations were growing since August when it became difficult to contact the company, but the situation is improving.
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Everything you wanted to know about the World Series … but were afraid to ask

Imagine you’re at an outdoor dinner party (yes, COVID-friendly). It’s October, and the conversation steers towards the World Series. While you are generally culturally literate, you know …
Opinion

Christensen: Health literacy more important than ever for Arizonans in ongoing COVID-19 crisis

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has impacted millions across the country, and Arizona has not been spared. This virus and its resulting economic fallout have put a harsh spotlight on rising health care …
Neighbors
From the outside, the Southwest  Lending Closet is a small, friendly looking building in west Avondale. You might not guess that every year, this modest 1,800 square-foot building supplies …
Copies of Independent Newsmedia’s 2022 Scenic Arizona Calendar are now available for purchase. Photographers with submissions featured in the calendar include: Curtis Roberts, of Peoria; …
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