Future residential development gets 2nd look from P&Z

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McDavid Estates site

For the second time, two proposed residential developments went before Maricopa Planning & Zoning Commission this week on the way to consideration by the city council.

McDavid Estates and Anglin Dairy were the subject of public hearings Monday at Copper Sky. Both seek to amend the General Plan Future Land Use Map.

The McDavid project is on 66 acres between McDavid Road and the Union-Pacific Railroad tracks. Most of it is currently mapped as employment. Developers want 63 acres re-mapped as medium-density residential and the rest from public/institutional to mixed use. It is zoned industrial.

Anglin Dairy is 494 acres at the northwest corner of State Route 238 and Green Road. On the General Plan map, it is designated as agriculture, low-density residential, medium-density residential and mixed use. Developers want to change the map designation to master planned community. That will allow for the continuation of the current uses but with more flexibility of their location within the property.

Neither developer has indicated how many homes are planned.

City staff have continued to stress the General Plan is not a zoning map and is not written in stone.

McDavid Estates is owned by Maricopa 64 Partners LLC, headed by Chase Emmerson, with Coe & Van Loo Consultants as planners. Jordan Rose of Rose Law Group is representing them in this case.

In the previous public hearing for the McDavid property, Commissioner Jim Irving repeatedly expressed his concern with losing the public/institutional designation on part of the property, feeling the city might be losing a potential school site. Staff brought back its research, speculating on why a portion of the property was originally designated PI.

“This particular three acres is located across the street from the Maricopa HS campus and seems too small for a future expansion of the school or even too small for a new school site,” the staff report reads. “Additionally, the site is adjacent to the public utility facility owned by Qwest and other communication providers so the intent of the PI land use on this three acre site was most likely to support the public utility and not a school.”

The General Plan requests from McDavid Estates and Anglin Dairy are expected to go before Maricopa City Council Oct. 20.

Owned by the Anglin family through DA Holdings LLC, Anglin Dairy is being developed by Land Advisors Organization and RVI Planning + Landscape Architecture. The western side of the property, which abuts Ak-Chin Southern Dunes, is in a floodplain, impacted by Vekol Wash. That will require the acquisition of a conditional letter of map revision (CLOMR) before any development.

Anglin Dairy proposal