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Buckeye P&Z has full slate Tuesday

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BUCKEYE — Preliminary plat approval recommendation for a total of more than 700 homes are on the agenda for the Buckeye Planning and Zoning Commission’s Tuesday evening regular meeting.

The agenda for the meeting, set for 6 p.m. at Buckeye City Hall, 530 W. Monroe Ave., includes preliminary plat approval for three housing subdivisions.

The largest of the three is Verrado Regent Hills Phase 3A and 3B, presented by Phoenix law firm Tiffany & Bosco. The plat is for 455 units in a Verrado’s master-plan district No. 6.

Owned by Dave Nilsen of DMB White Tank LLC, the plat is on about 81 acres, which would give the plan a gross density of about 5.6 units per acre.

A staff report indicates changes have been made, using public feedback, since the original plan was published.

“Concerns have been primarily focused on the proposal being out of character with the surrounding area in regard to lot size, design and housing product type, which is non-custom homes, and potential related impacts on the value of surrounding homes,” a staff report states. “However, no written feedback has been received and no additional feedback (was received) since the approval of Regent Hills Phase 2 on March 22.”

A public hearing will accompany the board’s discussion and questions about the proposed plat.

The second-largest item on Tuesday’s agenda is a 264-unit subdivision called Vista Bonita. The applicant and owner is David Hughes, EPS Group Inc., on behalf of Villa Vista Bonita LLC.

A 2.15-acre property that is a small county island within the approved Vista Bonita development received a rezone from the commission and Buckeye City Council this spring, as well as annexation into the city.

Located near the southeast corner of Apache and Broadway roads, the subdivision is near Marionneaux Elementary School. The density is 4.5 duplex units per acre.
A project listed as Verrado Parcel 6.510 Preliminary Plat is the third hearing item on Tuesday’s agenda. It involves only six proposed homes on an infill Verrado master-plan parcel wedged between Tiger Mountain Drive, 208th Avenue and a portion of a golf course.

Tom Ryan of Huitt-Zollars Inc. is the applicant. The owner is Verrado ARC LLC. The density for the six single-family homes would be about 2.19 units per gross acre.

The board is also set to host an overview discussion on Buckeye planning and zoning bylaws.

Planning and zoning, P & Z, Buckeye, development, affordable housing, Tiffany & Bosco

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