Another light industrial property is heading to the city of Buckeye, courtesy of a rezoning of 219 acres approved by the city council earlier this week.
Cardinal Capital Cos. LLC had requested approval of rezoning for a property located north of the northeast corner of Turner Road and Southern Avenue.
The development is aimed to be used for light industrial as means to further the city’s career opportunities and economic development.
The proposal passed unanimous through the city council.
The application requested to rezone the property from planned residential with expectation the site will develop uses such as light manufacturing, warehouse, distribution and more.
Ken Galica, a principal planner with he city, told council there isn’t yet a plan for the number or size of the buildings for the site yet, but it’s expected they will decently sized.
“Assuming the buildings are a specific size, 75,000 square feet or more are proposed, which we fully expect to be,” he said.
Visuals presented during the meeting showed early concept and design plans.
The only question the city council came from Vice Mayor Craig Heustis, who asked for clarification if a road would also be developed shown in one of the zoning maps. Galica said there would be a half-mile road into to site plan, unless something would come up in the future.
The plan for the project has been winding it’s way through the city since June 7, with a city-initiated major general plan amendments. The parcel is a portion of roughly 2,600 acres for which the council changed land-use designation earlier this year.
A virtual neighborhood meeting provided an opportunity for interested parties to learn more about the request was held Aug. 18 via Zoom. As required by Buckeye Development Code, written notices to property owners 50 feet of the subjects site were mailed on Aug,1.
The document states, “The property is designated as employment by the Buckeye GPA. This designation is approved to land that is intended to develop with uses that contribute to the local and regional economy.”
The proposed rezoning, when approved will implement several policies of the general plan such as, providing a range of job opportunities, expanse and diverse economy, and new development project will pay their fair share of costs related to infrastructure and public facilities.