The Glendale Planning Commission approved the preliminary plat for a 43-home development across the street from Raymond S. Kellis High School.
The development, called Rovey Park, is planned for a 15-acre property at the northeast corner of 89th and Orangewood avenues, across 89th Avenue from Kellis High.
The development’s density will be just over three homes per acre. The minimum lot size will be 60 feet by 125 feet.
Taylor Morrison is the builder and Hilgart Wilson is doing the design. The applicants will need a their final plat design approved by the commission before they can build.
Yucca District Commissioner Martin Nowakowski said he wanted to see trees along the interior roads of the housing development to match the surrounding Rovey Farm Estates neighborhood. Jonathan Bastianelli from Taylor Morrison assured him that while they were not indicated on the diagram presented, they planned to plant plenty of trees along the roadways.
Ocotillo District Commissioner Warren Wilfong mentioned that in past meetings there was talk about addressing the parking at Sycamore Grove Park to the east of the Rovey Park property. There had been complaints from neighbors that events like basketball tournaments brought in a lot of people from out of the area and loaded the residential streets up with cars, as there’s no parking at the park. Others parked in the vacant Rovey Park lot. There was fear from neighbors, Mr. Wilfong said, that taking that parking away would further congest the neighborhood during these events at Sycamore Grove Park. Planning Administrator Lisa Collins, who joined Glendale in the fall, said she would have staff look into the parking situation at Sycamore Grove Park and return to the commission.