Another day, another empty lot that could become houses.
Homebuilder DR Horton submitted pre-application paperwork last month to convert a former school site into more houses in the Homestead neighborhood.
A project narrative submitted with the site plan showed 53 single-family homes slated for the 10-acre lot on Homestead Drive and Continental Boulevard.
The narrative suggested a school was no longer needed in that area.
“The site consists of a remnant parcel that was set aside as a potential school location and has since been determined that a school is no longer needed,” it read.
In 2004, Phoenix-based CHI Construction acquired the land from Homestead Village North but never transferred ownership to the school district.
As of 2021, plans for a school there were nixed.