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Buckeye Planning and Zoning has full agenda


BUCKEYE — After a few months of agendas that only had one or a couple of major items, the Buckeye Planning and Zoning Commission has a robust set of items scheduled to be addressed at Tuesday’s meeting.

Three code items and three development applications are on the agenda for the 6 p.m. meeting, to be held at Buckeye City Hall and online.

There are three development code items on the agenda. One involves changes to bring city’s sign code into compliance with a court decision against the town of Gilbert.

The first development application is a preliminary plat approval request for Trillium Village 3, Unit 2.

The applicant is Hilgart Wilson LLC. The property owner is JF Purchase LLC.

The plat request is for 546 lots within the Trillium community — part of a master plan zoning district overlay and a planned community zoning district.

Located on the northwest corner of Sun Valley Parkway and Wintersburg Parkway, the Unit 2 property covers 149.56 acres. There will be about 3.5 housing units per acre. Lot sizes will range from 45-by-90 feet to 55-by-120 feet.

A long list of conditions is proposed, including compliance with a developer-submitted conceptual landscape plan.

The initial 3,000-acre Trillium master plan was approved by the Buckeye Town Council in 2004. Some amendments have been approved since then. A school site relocation was approved administratively this September.

Another preliminary plat approval request is for Goodwin and Marshall Inc. That’s the developer hoping to build on 610 lots of the Legacy Trails project for owner JEN Arizona 39, LLC.

The plat would be built in two phases within about 200 planned residential zoning district acres off of the northeast corner of Rainbow Road and Elwood Street.

That density is also about three units per acre. Lot sizes will range from 48-by-120 feet to 58-by-115 feet.

The Legacy Trails project is, like Trillium, another longstanding previously approved plat on land annexed when Buckeye was still a town. Known as Cipolla, the land was annexed in 2002. A preliminary plat was approved in 2006, but a two-year extension of that plat approval expired in 2009, after the great recession slowed construction considerably nationwide.

The project’s long list of stipulations includes the provision that no new natural turf shall be installed in a public right of way or median.

Nick Maxwell, on behalf of CVL Consulting Inc., is requesting site plan approval for a project known as Industrial Buildings at Verrado and Roosevelt.

Located on a 20-acre site at the southeast corner of 215th Avenue and Roosevelt Street, just south of Interstate 10, the project will include two tilt-up industrial flex buildings of 115,000 and 134,400 square feet, respectively, and associated site improvements.

The loading zone docks will be contained between the two buildings.

The Commission will also join a city planner at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday in a discussion on food truck standards and working updates. Food trucks have become more of a staple in Phoenix suburbs such as Buckeye over the past few years —especially at special events.


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