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County supervisors have full P&Z agenda Wednesday

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There’s a full slate of planning and zoning items on the agenda for the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors’ 9 a.m. meeting Wednesday.

The meeting, to be held at the board chambers at 301 W. Jefferson Street in Phoenix, only has one planning item scheduled for a full hearing, but there are five planning items on the consent agenda.

One consent agenda item involves industrial development in unincorporated Maricopa County near Glendale.

Lateral 20 LLC has requested a zone change major amendment of the IND-2 IUPD development standards for a three-building industrial development called Indicap.

Located on about 74 acres about a quarter-mile northwest of the northwest corner of Olive Avenue and Reems Road on a county island, the land is across Reems Road from the White Claw and Red Bull distribution facilities within Glendale city limits.

A staff report says the developer wants to construct three buildings, totaling about 937,900 square feet, for general light industrial or warehouse uses. The opening and full build-out of Indicap are expected by 2023.

A staff report points out the location is adjacent to the state-delineated high noise and accident potential zone of Luke Air Force Base.
The report also points out the proposed manufacturing or distribution center fits with both the Glendale general plan and the amended White Tank/Grand Avenue Area Plan.

“The site is within the Luke Compatible Land Area, which promotes agricultural, industrial or commercial uses in a region where residential uses are discouraged,” the report states. “Moreover, the White Tank/Grand Avenue Area Plan, which was amended for this site, designates the site as an industrial park.”

Also on the consent agenda is final plat approval for a development called Bungalows at Glendale 303. The project’s intended use, size and scope aren’t mentioned in a staff report.

The 38-acre plat is about 1,200 feet north of the northeast corner of Glendale Avenue and Cotton Lane in the Glendale area.

The major amendment was recommended for approval by the Maricopa County Planning and Zoning Commission by an 8-0 vote at its May 12 meeting. Commission chair Jimmy Lindblom recused himself from both the discussion and the vote.

The sole hearing on Wednesday’s planning and zoning agenda is for a major comprehensive plan amendment to allow 3.5 duplex units per acre at Santa Barbara Ranch, a development between U.S. 60 and State Route 74 in the Morristown area between Surprise and Wickenburg.
The hearing was tabled by the board, at the urging of Supervisor Clint Hickman, in December mainly because of the proposed development’s distance from the nearest first responders.

The 1,000-acre property is about 4 miles from the Surprise city limits, putting it at the outer limits of reach of the nearest municipal police and fire service.

At its Nov. 14, 2021, meeting, the Planning and Zoning Commission recommended denial of the Santa Barbara Ranch application by a 5-1 vote. It had one letter of support and 53 documents of opposition.

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