The public review started this week on a 64-acre site planned for a single-family housing community with a small, mixed-use area.
The review process for the requested major General Plan amendment lasts through Sept. 14.
McDavid Estates would consist of more than 200 homes at medium density in a community north of McDavid Road. The land, which is north of Maricopa High School and Maricopa Meadows, apparently has never been developed or used before.
The north side of the development parallels the Union Pacific Railroad tracks, separated by a drainage area. The developers, Maricopa 64 Partners LLC, plan to install a buffer to decrease train noise.
The small, mixed-use parcel may include single-family and multi-family housing “with the potential for townhomes, cluster housing and live-work type units or office/neighborhood commercial uses which will be determined by the end user,” according to the narrative report by Coe & Van Loo (CVL) Consultants.
The larger portion of McDavid Estates is in the service area of Global Water, but one corner is served by Maricopa Consolidated Domestic Water Improvement District. Global Water also has a wastewater lift station on the site.
The land wraps around parcels owned by Diamond Communications and Orbitel Communications.
It is in a special flood-hazard area, draining into a Vekol Wash tributary.
Reducing the floodplain will be expensive, according to CVL Consultants. “Off-site flows are to be conveyed through a 90-foot drainage way along the western boundary which runs parallel to Loma Drive, and a 50-foot drainage way along the eastern boundary which runs parallel to the railroad.”
CVL calls the McDavid Estates plan “a distinct up-scale living environment.”
The Planning & Zoning Commission is expected to hear a presentation on the plan Sept. 14.
The City is encouraging feedback on the project here.