Bungalows and “man caves” are scheduled to go before Maricopa Planning & Zoning Committee on Monday.
A housing developer seeks to create single-family and multi-family housing units on 17 empty acres near Maricopa Elementary School that are zoned commercial. At the same time, a local commercial developer wants to put in RV garage storage units and a clubhouse on a property off Farrell Road that is currently zoned residential.
The P&Z Committee has public hearings for both projects on its March 9 agenda.
The Bungalows on Bowlin plan is for 196 housing units near the northwest corner of John Wayne Parkway and Bowlin Road. The property is zoned commercial and has not been rezoned since Maricopa became a municipality, according to city staff analysis.
The housing units include single-family detached homes and “duplex gated residential community with one-story rental homes designed in a cluster configuration on a single lot.” It would include one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom units.
The Bungalows on Bowlin property is part of an undeveloped, 30-acre lot in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Zone X, which means moderate flood hazard. Attached to the project proposal is information from a recent drainage study showing only one small area would actually be in a FEMA floodplain. It is anticipated the project will require a floodplain use permit.
Owners of are asking for a General Plan amendment, a zoning map amendment and a major development review.
Also on Monday’s P&Z agenda is a project called MC Estates for “high-end condominium recreation vehicle storage.” That property is on four acres at 42326 W. Farrell Road.
According to the architect’s narrative, each unit will be a “man cave” with a roll-up garage door and a “man door.” The intention is to create a space to store an RV out of the sun and “a gathering place of relaxation and the company of fellow RV’ers.”
MC Estates plans to include a small clubhouse on the property. All buildings will be a maximum of 30 feet tall. Four of the large condos will have rooftop access. The plan includes 32 units in a 54,395-square-foot building.
The property is described as abandoned residential.
The owner is asking for a General Plan amendment, a zoning map amendment and a major development review.
The Planning & Zoning Committee meets at 6 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall.