Maricopa may get more single-family rental homes if a project approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission gains final approval from city council.
Honeycutt Run, a 20-acre, 209-unit development featuring detached single-family homes and duplexes for rent at the southeast corner of Honeycutt and Hartman roads, was approved by P&Z Monday night. The property will feature a mix of one, two and three-bedroom units, all of which will be single-story. The parcel lies within the larger Tortosa community.
Monthly rents are estimated to be from $1,250-$1,350 for one bedroom, $1,700 for two bedrooms and $2,000 for three bedrooms.
To allow for apartments, the commission amended the city’s General Plan Future Land Use Map to change 18.82 acres of the parcel from Commercial (C) to High Density Residential (HDR). It then re-zoned the 18.82 acres from General Business (CB-1) to Multiple Unit Residential (RM).
Two acres of the project at the northwest corner of the property will remain with CB-1 zoning to allow for commercial development. According to Nathan Steele, the city’s director of economic and community development, that zoning means the most likely uses would include a small retail store, a restaurant and/or a gas station.
According to Anthony Sumner of Sandbox Development Consultants in Phoenix, the project manager for the property, while Honeycutt Run is a for-rent community, “these will not be traditional apartments.”
He said each duplex unit will have its own backyard, and no more than two units will be attached.
Sumner said he expects the project to break ground in December with completion of all 209 units estimated for spring 2023. Leasing of the units will be done in stages as portions of the project are completed.
The gated community will offer a wide range of amenities including clubhouse with fitness center, community pool and spa, event lawn, central grilling area, cabanas and shade structures, and about 20 charging stations for electric vehicles.
The community will border homes on West La Paz Street to the south and North San Marin to the east.
It is expected the project will come before city council for final approval at its April 20 or May 4 meeting.