15 acres annexed from county into Peoria

About 15 acres near 75th Avenue and Acoma Drive will be annexed into Peoria for a new housing community. [Submitted map]

About 15 acres near the corner of 75th Avenue and Acoma Drive will be annexed from Maricopa County into Peoria to make way for a new housing community with a projected density of about two homes per acre.

The Peoria City Council unanimously approved the annexation, May 7.

With the approval, the property owner now may take advantage of the services, such as water and sewer, the city offers.

Applicant and developer KMK dubbed the project Acoma Estates with 28 detached homes on lot sizes between 11,600 and 12,000 square-feet.

The city recently rezoned the property from Maricopa County R1-10 Residential Unit Plan Development to Peoria’s similar zoning category of Planned Area Development, which allows for the same custom development standards and uses as permitted by the Maricopa County R1-10 Residential Unit Plan Development zoning district.

Rezoning to an equal zoning category from the initial Maricopa County zoning category is required before annexation can take place, according to state law.

Officials said there has been no opposition to this project.

This property and a second in Glendale was a part of a land swap deal that sent the former Challenger Space Center property, adjacent to Sunrise Mountain High School, 21200 N. 83rd Ave., to Peoria Unified School District in 2017.

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