Board approves plats for 217 homes


Amid all of last week’s discussion of past and future elections in Maricopa County, the county’s Board of Supervisors also approved a major housing development at a regular meeting.

Without discussion, the board unanimously approved final plats for three phases of a housing development known as Granite Vista.

Located near the southwest corner of Olive Avenue and Cotton Lane, the three phases are a short distance west of Loop 303.

The three phases don’t have a total acreage or square footage listed in staff documents. The already-developed area, which still includes some farm land, is in an unincorporated area of Waddell near Glendale’s western city limits.

The applicant/owner is Jason Burm. Kimley-Horn and Elliott Homes are the developers.

There are 24 total tracts in the three phases. One phase has 57 residential lots and 10 tracts in the R1-8 rural district planned area development and R1-6 RUPD PAD zoning districts.

Another phase has 100 residential lots and 10 tracts in R1-6 RUPD PAD and R1-7 RUPD PAD zoning districts. The other phase has 60 residential lots and four tracts in the R1-7 RUPD PAD district.

The developers are looking to continue expansion in an area that is already the site of some other large-scale, highly contested developments.

In June, the board is set to hear a case involving the developers of White Tank Foothills, who want to develop a phase of homes that is still large despite the proposed number having been cut in half.


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