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Buckeye Council to address 50-home plat

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Even more houses are slated to be built in Buckeye, if the City Council approves its Tuesday evening consent agenda as-is.

Huitt-Zollars Inc., is set to build on 50 lots on behalf of JEN Arizona 40 LLC on 55 acres on the northwest corner of McDowell Road and the 211th Avenue alignment.

Huitt-Zollars is requesting final plat approval for a parcel called “7B North,” which is one of more than a dozen items on the Buckeye City Council’s consent agenda for its final meeting of calendar 2021, set for 6 p.m. at Buckeye City Hall, 530 Monroe Ave.

The gross density for 7B North is 0.91 dwelling units per acre, which is consistent with the overall CMP development standards, according to city documents.

The plat is part of the Sienna Hills 444-acre Community Master Plan. The vast majority of the master plan has been built out, with the exception of parcel “3B North,” which is currently under development.

Sienna Hills, at complete build-out, will have 1,112 single-family lots, one charter school, a community park, a community swimming pool and a gym. It’s centered in the Verrado area, northwest of the Verrado Way interchange along Interstate 10.

The 7B North plat will include new pedestrian sidewalks and natural trails that will connect with the existing Sienna Hills trail network.

Primary access to the 7B North development will be from already-built Sienna Hills Parkway, which runs north from McDowell Road. This development will connect with Parcel 5N at the intersection of Woodward and 216th drives.

All homes within the Sienna Hills master plan are required to have fire sprinklers. Also, a 20-foot emergency access easement is between lots 36 and 37, which would exit out to another tract that will ultimately connect to future roadways.

A 2002 archaeological survey of the property found some ceramics and other items, described as “Gila Plain,” and likely from the eras of 700 to 1200 AD. As is common in archaeological reports, construction or development teams are directed to stop and wait for a review for professional archaeological evaluation if any “buried cultural resources” are encountered.
Also on Tuesday’s agenda are potentially expanding the geographic area within and near the Downtown Buckeye Activity Center, authorizing the city’s 2022 state legislative agenda and a $250,000 agreement with Buckeye Elementary Schools for building an outdoor stage.

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